Birthdays at the Garden

The San Antonio Botanical Garden’s birthday party package allows you and your guests to celebrate your child’s special day, Garden style. Your party package gives you and your guests access to the Botanical Garden during and after the party, until closing. Birthday party packages are designed for children ages 12 and under.

The new 2.5-acre Family Adventure Garden provides the perfect setting for hands-on, creative play and a one-of-a-kind birthday adventure. The Prickly Pear Pavilion transforms into party central while guests explore on their own, run, tumble, wade and discover the unlimited, fun possibilities of nature play.

Birthday Party Locations

Indoor Options

Auld House

The Botanical Garden’s historic piñon pine log cabin is located along the Texas Hill Country Trail. With a large indoor space that includes AC/Heat, an outdoor covered patio and bathrooms, this space feels rustic while not being without modern conveniences.

H-E-B Discovery Classrooms

One of two large indoor classrooms. Includes AC/Heat plus retractable wall to make inside space outdoor accessible.

Covered Outdoor*

Prickly Pear Pavilion

In the heart of the new Family Adventure Garden, use this as home-base while your guests explore all the fun outdoor playscapes.

Education Tent

This outdoor, covered event tent is nestled in between the Children’s Vegetable Garden and the Cactus and Succulent Garden. It truly is a Botanical Garden party when guests are just steps away from delighting in the diversity of plant life that surrounds them.

*No guarantee of an indoor location should inclement weather arise.

The Botanical Garden reserves the right to change the location between these four sites.

Birthday Party Guidelines

  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, but no more than six weeks in advance.
  • Rates: $330 (members $300) for two-hour party with half an hour before for setup and half an hour after for cleanup. Includes admission for a total of 30 guests.
  • Children’s parties are Saturday or Sunday 10 AM to 12 PM or 1 PM to 3 PM.
  • 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.
  • Proper adult supervision is required at all times during the birthday party.
  • Guests may bring in their own cake, ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages. Only approved caterers can deliver to the Botanical Garden, but you may bring other food in during your setup time. View list of approved vendors.

Cancellation Policy

  • If the event is cancelled more than 21 days before the event, the security deposit and rental fee 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.

Book Your Child's Birthday Party

Birthday parties are booked no more than six weeks, and no less than two weeks, in advance, and will be assigned to one of four spaces based on availability at the time the reservation is taken. Requests are taken in order of inquiry and not confirmed until rental and security deposits have been received.

If your event will exceed the 50 guests or you are planning an event for ages over 12, please contact the Botanical Garden’s Special Events and Rentals team at [email protected] for pricing and availability.