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Animal Birthday Party

June 12, 2024 @11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Animal Birthday Party

Join us to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park’s wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants. Millie the Bear, the mountain’s mascot, will make special appearances throughout the day. Events begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. Join for one activity or all. Included with admission.

Animal Birthday Party Schedule:

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Test Your Animal Knowledge Contest | Contest Drawing at 2:15 p.m. (Classroom in the Clouds)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Make a birthday card for the animals! (Classroom in the Clouds)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Games! Come play some fun animal-themed games. (Classroom in the Clouds)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Additional charge, please book in advance.)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: A Walk in the Woods Game – learn about nature through an interactive game. (Wilson Center)
1 – 3 p.m.: Creepy Critter Corner – meet a few of our “creepier” animals! (Classroom in the Clouds)
1 – 3 p.m.: Free Birthday Cake (Classroom in the Clouds)
1 – 3 p.m.: Vote for the enrichments that you think the animals would most like to get during the Enrichment Parade starting at 2:45 p.m. at the elk habitat. (Classroom in the Clouds)
1 – 1:30 p.m.: Animal Encounter! Come meet a few of our resident animals, including snakes. (Classroom in the Clouds)
1:30 – 2 p.m.: Enrichment Decorating – come help make birthday enrichments for the animals. (Outside Wilson Center)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Animal Olympics Game (Pollinator Garden)
2:15 p.m.: Contest Drawing! Winners will be announced at the Classroom in the Clouds. Contest winners get the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes to visit the animal they were knowledgeable about! Winners are allowed to take family members with them. Participants must be present to win.
2:45 p.m.: Animal Enrichment Parade! Follow our staff to the elk, then otter, then cougar and then bear overlooks to watch the special Birthday Enrichments!

Also participate in our ongoing daily programs. See the full list.


June 12, 2024
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions