South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

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Plan a Birthday Party at the Wildlife Center!

     Your child can now celebrate their birthday at the Wildlife Center! We offer three different types of visits to SPWRC to accommodate different size groups and different prices. Each visit includes a tour of the rehabilitation facility, and party guests will learn about native animals that come to the Center for care before returning them to the wild. Guests will also see live wild animals and learn the stories of our Wildlife Ambassadors that live permanently at the Center because they can't be released.

     Three different packages are available and encompass different size groups and  levels of activities. 

NOTE: These are NOT replacing educational programs for schools, youth groups, etc. Please contact Gail Barnes at 799-2142 if you want to schedule an Educational Program.

The Wildlife Party Package a complete experience $200

     This package is for up to twelve children ages 5 - 12 (Up to 5 adults can attend). Total  1 ½ hours and will be coordinated by SPWRC volunteers. The party includes a behind-the-scenes tour of our facility, nature craft or activity and a meet-and-greet with one of our educational wildlife ambassadors. Length of this party is 90 minutes plus 15 minutes set-up and 15-minutes clean-up.  

  • The Birthday Guest of Honor will have their photo taken with one of our Wildlife Ambassadors. 
  • All party guests will receive a SPWRC gift bag to take home.
  • 30 minutes – Meet one or two Wildlife Ambassadors up close and learn about their relatives living
         in the wild; followed by a nature craft or activity
  • 30 minutes – Tour of our wildlife rehabilitation facility – see our other Wildlife Ambassadors and hear their stories. Also, guests will visit the Red Barn to see baby                         mammals and baby birds being cared for at the Center.                                                                                                                                                               
  •  30 minutes – Refreshments, gift-opening, etc.
See "More Birthday Party Info" on our next page for details about what to bring, when guests can arrive, etc.

                 The Party Tour Package add a tour to your party $150

This package adds a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wildlife Center to a party being held off-site. Have  cake/refreshments/meal at another location and come to the Center for an educational tour. Length of this tour is 30 to 45 minutes.  The Birthday Guest of Honor will have his/her picture taken with one of the Center's Wildlife Ambassadors. Children must be age 5 and above.  This package is designed for groups that are too large for the Wildlife Party Package and can accommodate groups of up to 30 total individuals (children and adults). An additional fee of $5 per person will be charged upon arrival if the group is larger than 30. The Center will expect all guests of this tour to arrive together/at the same time.

                                                                                                                               The Family Tour Package - $100.00

Are the grandchildren visiting from out of town? This package is designed for a family group (all ages invited) and is a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wildlife Center. 

This is generally for a family group of 12 or less. Length of this tour is 30 to 45 minutes.


To Schedule a Party or Tour Package

     Call SPWRC at 799-2142 and ask for a staff member (Gail, Daniel or Emily); if staff is not available, leave your name and number and someone will get back to you. Wildlife Center Volunteers are NOT authorized to schedule an event but should be able to answer any questions you might have. Be sure you read over the Wildlife Center Party General Information & Scheduling and Payment Policies, below.

Be ready to answer questions from the Birthday Party Registration Form.   A signed copy of the Birthday Party Registration Form must be mailed to the Center. (3308 95th Street, Lubbock, TX  79423).

                                                       Scheduling and Payment Policies
  • Parties are scheduled for afternoons only (the Center is very busy in the mornings caring for our wildlife).   Parties can begin starting at 1:00 pm and need to end by 7:00 pm.
  • Scheduling of parties depends on volunteers being available for hosting duties.
  • Full payment is due within 3 business days of making a reservation or the party will be removed from the  schedule. Mail a check or make payment via PayPal ([email protected]). If making payment via PayPal, please  note the name and date of the event.