Birthday Packages

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Family Museum! We offer a fun, family-friendly environment for kid parties!

Birthday Bash

  • 1 ½ hours of exclusive use of our party room (maximum capacity: 35 people)
  • All-day Museum admission for party guests
  • Cost: $150 for up to 10 children. Each additional child is $10, maximum 25 children (party guests may NOT use their Family Museum membership for party admission)
  • One adult is required for every 5 children (these adults are free, but additional adults are $3 each; Family Museum membership will NOT be accepted for these adults)
  • You are welcome to bring food, but we also offer a cake and ice cream package
  • Family Museum members receive 10% off the entire party cost!

Little Picasso Painting Party

Nourish your child’s artistic side with our Little Picasso Painting Party! Children will have an opportunity to learn the basics of painting while having fun with their friends. This party is available Saturdays at 10 am and 2 pm for children aged 5-12. 

This party includes:

  • Two hours of instruction for up to 18 kids at a cost of $20.00 per child. A minimum of 10 children is required. 
  • A completed canvas masterpiece, created by your Little Picasso to take home. We supply the canvas and painting supplies.
  • Admission to the Family Museum for you and your guests on the day of your party. 
  • And don’t forget, Family Museum members receive a 10% discount on all parties!

Big Birthday Party

  • 4 hours of exclusive use of our party room (maximum capacity: 35 people)
  • All-day Museum admission for party guests
  • Cost: $300 for up to 20 children. Each additional child is $10, maximum 25 children (party guests may NOT use their Family Museum membership for party admission)
  • One adult is required for every 5 children (these adults are free, but additional adults are $3 each; Family Museum membership will NOT be accepted for these adults)
  • You are welcome to bring food, but we also offer a cake and ice cream package
  • Family Museum members receive 10% off the entire party cost!

Add a Birthday Theme!

Cost: $50: Up to 10 kids; $75: Up to 25 kids; (party guests may NOT use their Family Museum membership for party admission)

  • Add a party theme for your little pirate, princess, paleontologist, superhero, or astronaut!
    Dinosaur Party- Treat your little paleontologist to our Dinosaur Party. Led by museum staff, the children will hunt for dinosaurs in the museum and play a game of “Dino Drop”. Each child will make their own dinosaur fossil to take home.
  • Superhero Party- Superheroes of the world unite! Led by Museum staff, your little heroes will undergo 3 superhero training exercises including The Shield Toss, Kryptonite Clean-Up, and Rescue Mission Ring Toss. Children will earn a prize upon completion of each training exercise. Encourage your guests to come in costume and take advantage of the opportunity to create lasting memories by posing for pictures in front of our superhero-inspired photo backdrop. A game of "Pin the Power to the Superhero" is also included in your room to play at your own convenience.
  • Princess Party- Your children have the option to come in costume and enjoy ROYAL treatment at the Family Museum if you add on our Princess Party option.  We supply tiaras, a craft activity, and a game of "pin the crown on the princess" or "pin the fire on the dragon."  If you have any Knights or Princes in your group, we will provide an alternate activity for them at no additional cost.
  • Pirate Party- Avast, ye hearties! Come dressed as buccaneers for the Family Museum’s Pirate Party theme. Search for the lost treasure of “gold” doubloons and “precious” gems and walk the plank to earn your just reward.  Each child will have their own pirate booty to take home!
  • Rocket Party- Experience rocket science at the Family Museum!  With our rocket theme your party guests will construct, decorate, and launch rockets in our Great Hall.  Activity is led by Museum staff and includes a package of rocket balloons for the birthday guest. 

Booking a Party

  • Times: Saturdays (10:00 am, 12:30 pm, or 3:00 pm) and Sundays (12:30 pm or 3:00 pm). We are willing to work with you if you need alternate days or times – please call for more information.
  • Reservations are confirmed with a $50 non-refundable deposit.
  • To book your party, either stop by the Family Museum in person or call (563) 344-4106. Payment of deposit can be made over the phone. Our weekends fill up fast, so reserve your day early!

A Few Things to Note:

  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the beginning of your party
  • One adult is required for every 5 children. Additional adults are $3 each
  • With the exception of birthday candles, we have a no-flame policy
  • Guests to the birthday party may not use their Family Museum membership towards birthday party admission
  • Family Museum members receive 10% off their total party package; no other discounts apply
  • Maximum capacity for the party room is 35 people
It was great. I really liked it. Keep up the good work.
— Nicholas, age 6