birthdays at the museum

What We Offer

  • Museum admission for your entire party
  • Maximum number of guests is 50*
  • Special party room for 2 hours
  • FREE parking for the birthday family (1 car)
  • One free admission pass for each child in attendance to come back to the Museum at a later date ($14 value per pass)
  • Dedicated birthday party facilitator
  • Guests receive 10% off Museum Pop Up Shop items
  • Guests can get $10 off membership to the Museum if purchased the day of the party
  • Printable Museum birthday invitation

*Please contact us for pricing for parties of fewer than 10 or greater than 50.

pricing

  • $300 for members/$350 for non members, for up to 25 guests (children and adults)
  • Additional charge of $14 for each guest after 25 guests (children under 12 months are FREE)
  • Military families receive a 10% discount on the base party package

In 2020, we are increasing the price of a birthday package by $50 to match increasing costs as well as to allow for improvements. However, if you book before December 1, 2019, we will give you the early bird special and honor the 2019 prices.

Guidelines

  • Our cafe Bean Sprouts now offers catering for Museum birthday parties! To place an order or inquire about pricing, please contact ncmcatering@beansprouts.com.
  • You can also bring your own food or go to a nearby restaurant from our Neighborhood Guide. We do not allow alcohol.
  • Please bring your own cake, but note that we do not allow smash cakes.
  • We do not allow pinatas inside the Museum. However, the party is welcome to take their party to the park across the street for this activity.
  • Balloons are not allowed inside the Museum.

Reservations and Other Details

Ready to book your party? Please complete the date/time request form and review our Birthday Party Terms and Agreement. If you have any questions, please read our Birthday Party FAQs, email birthdays@thinkplaycreate.org or call 619-795-1174 and leave a message.

Please allow two business days (Monday – Friday) for a staff member to follow up on your inquiry.

Complete Request Form