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Celebrate Your Special Day Here!

Best Kids Birthday Place!

Honored by South Sound Magazine

The Hands On Children’s Museum is a wonderful spot to celebrate birthdays and other events. We have several private party rooms available for rent that also cover museum admission for your guests.

Ready to plan a birthday party?

Please note: The Play Day Café is for cafe customers only and may not be used for celebrations. If you would like to celebrate a birthday at the museum, please ask our Front Desk or Reservations Coordinator about our party packages, which include a private room or designated space in our Outdoor Discovery Center and free museum admission for your guests.

Basic Birthday Party Packages

Basic Birthday Packages include:
  • Exclusive use of private party room or designated space in our Outdoor Discovery Center for 90 minutes
  • Admission for children and supervising adults (1:5 minimum ratio required)
  • Free playtime in museum galleries all day
  • Postcard party invitations template
  • Green Reward: Use only our cups, plates and forks (no disposable cups or plates) and get $10 off your party!
  • NEW! 20% discount for parties booked for Mon.-Thurs.

Ask us how to add 30 minutes to extend your party time to 2 hours.


*Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required when reserving your Basic Birthday Party. Full payment is due by the Wednesday prior to your party date. A $10 late fee will be charged if your party is paid for after this date. Additional adults and/or children will be $10 each or you will be moved to the next party package price whichever is more cost effective. Museum memberships are not valid for party admission.



Party Type

Member
Rate

Non-Member
Rate
Swantown View Room
up to 10 children + 10 adults

$175 $205
East Bay Boatworks View Room or
Bay View Room

up to 20 children + 20 adults

$210 $245
Double East Bay Rooms Party
up to 40 children + 40 adults
815 square feet of space


$380 $430

Outdoor Party
Up to 15 children + 10 adults
Available May - September



$185
 
$215
Private After-Hours Basic Party*
up to 50 children + 50 adults 
Have the entire museum to yourself from 6pm-8pm. Includes face-painting for guests.

$495 $550

*Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required when reserving an after-hours party. Full payment is due by the Wednesday prior to your party date. A $10 late fee will be charged if your party is paid for after this date.

Each room also has a pinata hook, lighter, ice cream scoop, pizza cutter, and cake server
Blow Out Birthday Party Package


Premier party for your guests, but we do all the work!

The Blow Out Birthday Party Package includes the Basic Package (see details above) plus:

  • Party Assistant to help with set up, clean up, and face-painting 
  • Choice of specialty cake from Wagner's European Bakery or cupcakes from Abby's Cookies & Cupcakes (gluten-free option available from Abby's)
  • Tableware, candles, and juice
*Please note: A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required when reserving your Blow Out Birthday Party. Full payment is due by the Wednesday prior to your party date. A $10 late fee will be charged if your party is paid for after this date.

Blow Out Upgrade Type

Additional Cost


Single Room Blow Out
+ $80  
Double Room Blow Out + $135
Private After-Hours Blow Out
+ $150

Extra person above limit + $10

 

Your child and all of their friends will love blowing out the candles and eating cake in the museum's Outdoor Discovery Center. We do Outdoor Parties May-September.

birthday party outdoors ODC outdoor discovery center

The museum is a great venue for adult birthdays, too!

Click here to learn more about our budget-friendly event space.