birthdays at the museum

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Museum’s temporary closure, birthday parties scheduled through May 10, 2020 have been canceled. For those with scheduled parties that have paid the $100 deposit, we can hold your deposit and reschedule the party at a later date, or we will offer a full refund. We are currently only booking birthday parties that take place May 11, 2020 and after. Please contact birthdays@thinkplaycreate.org.

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 ($15.50 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

  • $350 for members/$400 for non-members, for up to 25 guests (children and adults)
  • Additional charge of $15.50 for each guest after 25 guests (children under 12 months are FREE)
  • Military families receive a 10% discount on the base party package

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