Play on Your Child’s Special Day

Play on Your Child’s Special Day

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Birthday Parties

Looking for the perfect party location where we do all of the work? The Children’s Museum of Tacoma lets you enjoy your party and your guests while our staff takes care of the rest. Design a party to fit your schedule, your budget, and your child’s dreams. These birthday parties for kids can be a great way to celebrate and spark your little one’s imagination. These parties are conveniently located in downtown Tacoma, in the Museum’s program rooms. The Children’s Museum knows how to celebrate a birthday — reserve your party today!

To book a party

To make your reservation for a Birthday Party, contact Crystal Smith by phone at 253-627-6031 ext. 3 or by email at CSmith@playtacoma.org

Birthday Packages and Pricing

Birthday Bash: $200

Available:
Weekday parties: Wednesday – Friday 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. / 3 p.m.
Weekend parties:  Saturday: 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. / 3 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. / 3 p.m.

Package Includes:
• One hour private use of a party room
• Unlimited play in the Museum following your time in your party room
• Up to 30 total attendees
• Children’s Museum Party Invitations
• PlayGuide to facilitate the event
• One parking pass for the birthday family vehicle in the lot adjacent to the Museum

Birthday Bash Add-ons: $10.00 each
• Moon Sand: Enjoy a fun fluffy moldable sand that will let their imagination soar.
• Parachute drop activity: Using household items, children get to make their own parachute while discovering the basics of aerodynamics and gravity.

Birthday Blowout: $300

Available:
Wednesday–Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Package Includes:
• One hour private use of a party room
• One hour of private play in the Museum following your time in the party room
• Up to 30 total attendees
• Children’s Museum Party Invitations
• Two Play Guides to facilitate the event
• Parking pass for Birthday family

Blowout optional add-ons:
• Additional half hour of private play in the Museum – $50
• Additional half hour with a hands-on activity led by a Play Guide in the Museum’s studio – $100 – Choices of activities are Spin Art, Twirly Birds, and mask making
• Additional guests (maximum 60 guests per party) – $5 per guest

Terms

• Additional $25 will be charged for parties booked less than two weeks in advance.
• Parties cancelled more than two weeks in advance will be charged 50% full rate.
• Parties canceled less than two weeks in advance will be charged full rate.
• Parties without a reservation cannot be accommodated.
• The Museum has two party rooms available that are assigned based on the schedule for the day. We can not guarantee which room you will be assigned.

To book a party

To make your reservation for a Birthday Party, contact Crystal Smith by phone at 253-627-6031 ext. 3 or by email at CSmith@playtacoma.org

Frequently Asked Questions

All parties are limited to 30 attendees, counting adults and children. Birthday Blowouts have the opportunity to add additional attendees for $5 per person.

Yes, however, Birthday Blowouts also have more flexibility to add additional time, and attendees to your party.

The fee includes the extra craft time and materials for all birthday party guests

We do not supply any food or drinks at this time, but feel free to bring your own! The food will just need to be kept in the party room, and not brought into the museum play space. Alcohol is prohibited.

Yes! We just ask that all decorations use painters tape that doesn’t damage our walls. Additionally, we ask you to refrain from bringing any balloons or confetti.

The birthday family can arrive up to 30 minutes before the party to decorate and set up the private party room.

The Birthday Family receives a single day parking pass for the lot adjacent to the Museum in spots 1-10, dependent on availability. Guests of the party are encouraged to review our parking information to find the best parking for their needs.