Birthday Party at Riverside Reptiles Education Center

Over 50 species of amphibians and reptiles on display!

By Nicole Torretti, Publisher of Macaroni KID Enfield January 30, 2023

When it comes to birthdays it can be tricky finding the perfect location to host a birthday party. This year we chose Riverside Reptiles Education Center for my 6 year olds birthday party. 

From the start I was pleased. I had sent an email injuring about the party. They were quick to respond. Contract was signed and then the party planning began. They provided file for invitations. You’re able to have 30 guests then charged for any additional guests (holds up to 45 guests). There are two birthday party times 10:30am-12:30 pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm. 

We were able to arrive 30 minutes before our party start time. When I entered the party room I couldn’t believe how spacious it was. You bring all your own supplies. There are large trash/recycling bins to discard any trash. There are also two bathrooms inside the party room.

Party guests had to check-in and get their hand stamped upon arrival. When guests were arriving there happened to be a tortoise feeding happening. That was really neat to watch!

After we watching the tortoise feeding we went back to the party room for a quick craft and to eat.

Then the really special part of the party happened. The ENCOUNTERS! A worker let my daughter choose what she liked to be brought in the room. She chose small lizard, small turtle, salamander and baby alligator. The kids (and adults) especially loved this part of the party.  

After the encounters we walked around and checked out all the exhibits. A friend asked to see a snake named Banana. A lovely worker brought Banana out for the kids to check out. 

We then headed back to the party room for cake and presents.

 We couldn‘t have asked for a more perfect party. Everything went incredibly smooth. We highly recommend Riverside Reptiles Education Center for all your birthday party needs. 

Riverside Reptiles Education Center is located at 132 South Rd Enfield, CT.