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Birthday Parties

For a special after-hours party, book the entire Children's Museum!

Party With Us

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the expERIEnce Children’s Museum!

Parties at the Children’s Museum are a great way to spend time with family and friends in a fun, hands-on and educational environment.

We’re taking a break from birthday parties this summer to get ready for the Grand Opening of Phase II on July 12th!

The last day of birthday party rentals is June 30th.

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Kristina Leiter

Director of Member and Visitor ExpERIEnce

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Party Packages

Make your day special with your perfect party. Members receive additional discounts!

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Exclusive Parties

For a special after-hours party, book the entire Children’s Museum!

Parties are available Fridays, 5:30 – 7:30pm; Saturdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, and Sundays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

*Classrooms and party space are coming in Phase II. Due to our limited space in Phase I, all birthday parties are currently EXCLUSIVE parties.





  • Museum admission for up to 40 people
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • Babies under 1 are free
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Birthday Party Eats

Enjoy local food options!

You may order from our preferred vendors. All vendors listed below deliver to the museum.

Catering information is included in the party confirmation email – Birthday party host is responsible for ordering the catering. For more information, contact

Preferred Vendors:

*Birthday parties do not have to use preferred caterers.

A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking. The remainder of payment is due two weeks prior to reservation.

Party host may arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled party time.
If you need to unload items, we recommend you park, with your hazard lights on, in front of the Museum entrance on French St. You may use a Museum cart to bring in your items. Once you have unloaded your items, you must move your car to the parking lot across the street or street parking.

Cancellations are permitted with a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice prior to the reserved date and will be permitted to use the $100 deposit toward another party reservation (expires after one year). Cancellations made within the 2 weeks will forfeit all monies paid.

The Exclusive Party package covers admission for up to 40 people – this includes all adults, children, the birthday party child and host family. Babies under 1 are free. Museum memberships are not valid towards party admission.
*We will not be offering the ability to add additional guests at this time

The Museum will supply you with a rolling cart. The party family is responsible for loading and unloading party items.

Upon arrival, please check-in at the front desk. A Museum staff member will greet you and your guests upon arrival. They will provide you with any important information and a cart for your supplies.

The Museum allows tabletop decorations. You are welcome to bring your own tablecloths.
Decorations that hang from the ceiling or on the walls are not permitted.

Feel free to bring in any food/drinks (no alcohol) you would like. There will not be access to a refrigerator or freezer. It is recommended, if needed, to bring a cooler.
We do offer the option of purchasing pizza through us. We order our pizzas from Donatos.

The party host family is responsible for set up and clean up. Museum staff will sweep the floors, wipe tables down and take out the trash at the end of the party. We ask that the host family remove all food and drinks from tables before leaving.

The party area will have tables set up for gifts and food as well as enough tables and chairs set up to accommodate your guests.

Confetti, glitter, decorations hung from ceiling or on wall, pinatas, any type of heating/warming stations (e.g. crock pots, hot plates, etc), live animals (unless they are service animals).

The Museum does not provide paper products (plates, napkins and cutlery), cake cutter, candles, lighter, etc.

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