Celebrate Your Child's Birthday with Us!

Birthday parties at the Museum’s downtown location are fully booked through July 2022. We are not taking any birthday party inquiries for the downtown location at this time. Inquiries for birthday parties starting in August 2022 will reopen on June 15, 2022.  For birthday parties at the Del Mar location (best suited for 4 and under), please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

birthdays at the museum - downtown

Party Basics:

  • Days: Thursday-Monday
  • Party Times: 9:30-11:30am or 1:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Party room varies based on party size and capacity (downtown location)
  • Pricing: $200 – $1,200 based on package
  • Food/drink: Guests may bring their own (or order from the Museum’s Bean Sprouts Café)
  • Members: 10% discount on all packages + one free add-on
  • Military: 10% discount on all packages

All Parties Include:

  • Museum admission for your entire party
  • Reserved birthday space for 2 hours
  • 1 free admission pass for each child in party to visit the Museum at a later date
  • Access for party guests to play in the Museum (entire day of party)
  • 1 free parking spot for Birthday Family in Museum garage
  • Museum gift bag for the Birthday Child
  • Access to party space 30 minutes prior to party to set up

Downtown Birthday Party Packages (Click To Expand)

The Cafe Party Package - $200 (Member Price: $180)

  • Private party space, Café Patio, reserved for two hours
  • Number of total guests: up to 12 people (includes both adults + children)

Note: This party package requires food to be ordered from Bean Sprouts Café. Cake may be brought in. No instructor-led activity, story time or dance party with Cafe party.

The Semi-Private Party Place Package - $400 (Member Price: $360)

  • Semi private party space, The Party Place, reserved for two hours
  • Number of total guests: up to 15 people (includes both adults + children)
  • Dedicated Party Concierge during the two-hour party (assist birthday parent during party and taking gifts to car afterward)

The LAB Package - $500 (Member Price: $450)

  • Private party place, the Innovators LAB, reserved for two hours
  • Number of total guests: up to 15 people (includes both adults + children)
  • Hands-on art activity led by Teaching Artist for the birthday child and their guests with take-home art
  • Dedicated Party Concierge during the two-hour party (assist birthday parent during party and taking gifts to car afterward)

Note: This package is designed for ages 6+.

The Private Party Place Package - $600 (Member Price: $540)

  • Private party space, The Party Place, reserved for two hours
  • Number of total guests: up to 30 people (includes both adults + children)
  • Dedicated Party Concierge during the two-hour party (assist birthday parent during party and taking gifts to car afterward)

Playroom Package - $750 (Member Price: $675)

  • Private party space in our Arts Education Center, reserved for two hours
  • Exclusive access to our kids’ library adjacent to party space
  • Number of total guests: up to 40 people (includes both adults + children)
  • Dedicated Party Concierge during the two-hour party (assist birthday parent during party and taking gifts to car afterward)

In the Trees Package - $1,200 (Member Price: $1,080)

  • Private party space on upstairs patio overlooking Island Avenue and Museum Park, reserved for 2.5 hours
  • Number of total guests: up to 50 people (includes both adults + children)
  • Dedicated Party Concierge during the two-hour party (assist birthday parent during party and taking gifts to car afterward)

Optional Add-Ons

  • $50: Instructor-led activity, plus an additional $5 per participating child
  • $50: Museum-branded décor and paper goods, including birthday sign, table cover, plates, napkins and utensils
  • $25: Story Time or Dance Party
  • $50: Party Room Cleanup by Museum staff

Museum members may select one add-on from the above list at no additional charge. (Note: $5 per child cost still applies for instructor-led activities). No instructor-led activity, story time or dance party with Cafe party package.

birthdays at the art + play space - Del Mar

Party Basics:

  • Days: Saturday + Sunday
  • Party Times: 1-3pm
  • Location: Full use of the Art + Play Space (closed to public during party)
  • Pricing: $600 non-members ($540 members)
  • Food/drink: Guests may bring their own (no alcohol and other restrictions apply)
  • Members + Military: 10% discount
  • Additional Fees:
    • $50 for artist-led activity with take-home creation
    • $50 clean up afterward

All Parties Include:

  • Admission to the space (max 30 people)
  • Exclusive use of space for 2 hours
  • 1 free admission pass for each child in party to visit at a later date
  • Validated parking for one car (birthday family) in Del Mar Plaza garage
  • Museum gift bag for the Birthday Child
  • Access to space 30 minutes prior to party to set up

Questions?

For questions regarding birthdays at the Art + Play Space in Del Mar (best suited for children 4 and under), contact delmarplaza@thinkplaycreate.org. Please allow 48 hours for a response.