Birthdays at the Garden

sub_14_1_largeCelebrate your child’s special day at the Botanical Garden!  Your guests will explore our new exhibit, the Rainforest Adventure Maze, and learn about these incredible ecosystems with instructor-led activities.  Designed for ages 3-12.

Birthday Party Rates

  • $275 ($225 for San Antonio Botanical Garden members)
  • Additional guest fees may apply.
  • A rental deposit of $125 is required at the time of reservation.
  • A security deposit of $100 is required at the time of reservation.

Birthday Party Rental Fee includes the following:

  • Admission for up to 40 people.  Rates for additional guests:  $9/child and $10/adult.  The number of additional guests may not exceed the rental space limits.
  • The use of a private party room for three hours.  Set-up and breakdown are included in this rental period.
  • A 30 minute staff-led party activity.
  • A special gift for the birthday child.


Birthday parties are available on weekends during the run of the Rainforest Adventure Maze exhibit, March 7 – September 20. Please email or call 210.207.3276 to inquire about date availability.

Birthday Party Locations (2)

interior-bday-2Education Building

Located near the entrance to the Garden.
Limit 50 people.

interior-bday1Auld House

Located in the Hill Country section of the Texas Native Trail area. Limit 80 people.


Please contact us to schedule a tour of these rental spaces.

Birthday Party Guidelines

  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • The security deposit and rental deposit must be made at the time of reservation.  The remaining balance is due 21 days before the event. Fees for additional guests must be paid on the day of the event.
  • Any unused security balance will be returned no later than 30 days after the event.
  • The Garden accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.  If payment is made less than 21 days prior to the event, personal checks will not be accepted unless approved by the Birthday Party Coordinator.
  • Alcohol is not allowed at birthday parties.
  • Proper adult supervision is required at all times during the birthday party.
  • Decorations are limited to table decorations and free-standing displays or signs.  No nails, screws, push pins, metal hooks, adhesive, scotch tape or other materials of such nature may be driven into or placed on any window, wall, garden fixture, or plant (including tree) in the Garden, including the interior or any structure in the Garden.
  • Candles are allowed in hurricane holders and votives only.  No sparklers or open flames are allowed.  Birthday cake candles are permissible.
  • Confetti, piñatas, aerosol “silly string,” potpourri, flower petals, glitter, rice, and birdseed for decorations are not permitted.
  • All food (except cake and ice cream) must be supplied by one of our approved caterers.  You may bring your own drinks (no alcoholic beverages permitted).

Cancellation Policy

  • If the event is cancelled more than 21 days before the event, the security deposit will be refunded, but the rental deposit will not be refunded.
  • If the event is cancelled less than 21 days before the event, the security deposit will be refunded, but the entire rental deposit and rental fee will not be refunded.

Contact Information

Please email or call 210.207.3276 for more information or to inquire about date availability.