Rent the facility: Rent the whole Visitor Center including the museum, auditorium and the classroom to hold your function.
Auditorium: The auditorium has movie theatre style seats and is equipped with DVD/VCR/Laptop connection capability and a 12’x12’ screen.
Grand Prairie Classroom: The Grand Prairie classroom can accommodate up to 50 guests. The room is dividable for 2 smaller groups. Each room features a dry erase board, 6 and 8 ft tables, chairs and a TV with DVD/VCR/Laptop connection capability.
The shelter consists of a large pavilion, picnic tables, and two charcoal grills. There is a water spigot, electric outlets and indoor restrooms. You can enjoy our trails expanding over 3½ miles of natural prairie. This is a great place to host your family reunions, company picnics, or group outings just to name a few. This place is a hidden gem and it books up quickly. Reservation is on a first come basis.
Celebrate your child’s next birthday by going “Wild” at Bartlett Nature Center. Choose from one of our specially designed themes or custom design your own theme. All parties include a 1 hour room rental and a 45-60 minutes chosen activity led by a BNC instructor. The room will be set up with tables, tablecloths and chairs. Due to high volume our parties dates fill quickly, call to book your child’s party today.
New: Party PDF
New: Birthday Party Invitation
The O'Brien Woods Interpretive Trail is a registered Boy Scout camp site area. O’Brien Woods is available for private rental to Cub, Boy or Girl Scout groups and teachers only. It is a great place for Bridging Ceremonies and Pack, Troop or Den Meetings. Located across from Bartlett Community Center and next to the library, the woods include a self-guided nature trail and a teaching circle with a fire pit and wooden benches to accommodate up to 100 people.
O'Brien Woods Trifold PDF