Birthday Parties

birthday parties

Make your child’s dream come true! Plan your next party at National Children’s Museum for a full of fun for everyone!

  • Offered Saturday mornings and afternoons
  • Rentals start at either 9:30am (party starts at 10:00am) or 1:30pm (party starts at 2:00pm)
  • Three party spaces and three packages available
  • Maximum of 30 people total (per fire code capacity)
  • Birthday Family + Guests are welcome to stay and play in the Museum as long as they like, but space will not be available for storing personal items following the rental period

party packages

Celebrate your child’s milestones with a view from the top of the Dream Machine, a one-of-a-kind cloud-inspired climbing structure and slide that spans three floors. Recommended for all ages.

what's included:

  • Two-hour rental of a semi-private lounge area with communal tables, including set-up and break down
  • Dedicated party facilitator to greet and escort families
  • All day Museum admission for guests
  • Ability to bring your own food

Ignite your child’s curiosity and ingenuity with hands-on fun in the Tinkerers Studio, the creative hub of National Children’s Museum. Recommended for ages 5+.

what's included:

  • Two and a half hour rental of private Tinkerers Studio, including set-up and break down
  • Dedicated party facilitator to greet and escort families, as well as lead hands-on activity
  • Special hands-on activity (see options below) with take-away craft for all children
  • Special shirt for birthday child
  • All day Museum admission for guests
  • Ability to bring your own food


activities (approximately 30 minutes)
Party hosts who select Tinkerers Treat party option may choose from one of the three birthday activities:

movin’ + groovin’: Make things GO with this car-themed party. Design your own vehicle and compete in an epic race!

bubble bonanza: Float through an imaginative world, filled with fantastic bubble artwork and experiments.

up + away: Explore the way things move through the air with handmade hovercrafts, whirly-gigs, and more!

Celebrate your child’s can-do attitude and support their growing minds and bodies with hands-on fun in the Creative Corner. Recommended for ages 1-4.

what's included:

  • Two and a half hour rental of semi-private space within the Museum, including set-up and break down
  • Dedicated party facilitator to greet and escort families
  • STEAM Story Time with hands-on activity (see options below) with take-away craft for all children
  • Special shirt for birthday child
  • All day Museum admission for guests
  • Ability to bring your own food


activities (approximately 30 minutes)
Party hosts who select the Little Doers party option may choose from one of the three birthday activities:

build, learn, + play: Construct with toddler-friendly building and sensory play materials.

recycle + create: Used recycled materials to make your own unique work of art.

weather creation station: Create a colorful suncatcher or personalized rain stick.

important details

  • Parties are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Table top decorations only. Nothing may affix to the walls, doors, fixtures, or ceiling.
  • Outside goodie bags are welcomed.
  • Outside food is permitted.
  • Please note that there will be no refrigerator in the Museum.
  • Children must be chaperoned at all times, no “drop off” allowed.
  • Party hosts are responsible for their own valuables at all times.