birthdays at the museum

What We Offer

  • Museum admission for your entire party
  • Special party room for 2 hours, up to 50 guests
  • FREE parking for the birthday family (1 car)
  • A free admission pass for each child in attendance to come back to the Museum at a later date ($13 value per pass)
  • Dedicated birthday party facilitator


  • $300 for members/$350 for non members, for up to 25 guests
  • Additional charge of $13 for each guest after 25 (Children under 12 months are FREE)
  • Maximum number of guests is 50
  • Military families receive a 10% discount


  • Party activities can be added for a flat-rate and non-refundable fee of $50. Please contact for the current activities.
  • Goody bags can be purchased for $3/bag.


  • Feel free to bring in your own food/drink/cake to help celebrate your child’s birthday
  • We can help provide you with a list of local restaurants in our Neighborhood Guide.
  • We do not allow smash cakes.

Reservations and Other Details

Ready to book your party? Please complete the date/time request form below. If you have any questions, email 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.


is there a deposit?

Yes, $100 secures your date and time, which will be credited to your party total after the event.

can i bring in my own food?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food, cake and non-alcoholic drinks. We do not allow outside caterers onsite (no sternos, chafers, crock pots or anything that may require power). Refrigeration and heating are not available.

where do my guests park?

The Museum offers limited parking in our garage, which can be accessed from Front or Union Streets at a cost of $15 per car. In addition, metered parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood and there are numerous public parking lots in the vicinity of the Museum. The birthday family gets one free parking spot.

What are in the goodie-bags?

Our branded Museum goodie bags come with an eraser, bubbles, pencil, crayons, and a Museum guest pass. You can add these to your party for just $3/bag!