Birthday Parties

Children's Museum Birthday Parties Include

  • Invitations
  • Educators to lead the fun
  • Musicians to provide live guitar music
  • A hands-on art project
  • A personalized birthday cake from Magnolia Bakery
  • Pizza and juice (kosher cake and pizza available at no extra charge);
  • Party favors
  • Admission to the Museum for you and all your birthday guests for the whole day
  • Decorations, including stuffed animals, books, and signs to suit the party theme



Base Prices for parties range from $860-$1,300, depending on your theme, and includes up to 12 children.

There is a $22 charge for each additional child. For 15 children, another party leader is also required at $85. For 25 children or more, two party leaders are required. All parties are 90 minutes long unless noted. For some evening parties, an extra half hour can be added (for a total of 2 hours) for an additional $250.

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For a free consultation, contact Kim at 212-721-1223 x201 or at

Party Themes


Dynamic H₂O Party

Ages 3 – 5 years
Seasonal, available June – September
Stay cool in our Dynamic H2O exhibit! Enjoy exclusive use of this fun, fabulous outdoor space for your celebration. Kids can pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create their own 92 mile aqueduct and construct a city at the water’s edge. By offering a mix of indoor music and science demonstrations as well as splashy outdoor play, guests get the best of all the Museum has to offer! View Dynamic H2O »

$1,110 for 12 children

Available June-September:
Monday – Friday, 4:30-6pm or 5-6:30pm
Saturday or Sunday, 4:30-6pm or 5-6:30pm

Note: Pizza and cake will be served in an indoor activity space for parties over 15 children. If your party is less than 15 children we can have the entire party in Dynamic H2O.  In the event of rain, we will use one of our indoor exhibits: PlayWorks™, Let’s Dance, or Adventures with Dora & Diego.


NEW! Dance Party Birthday Bonanza

Ages 3 – 8 years

Show off your dance moves! Guest will decorate their very own model magic dancer, and will choose a dance costume. Our energetic birthday leaders will lead party guests through different styles of dance. Then guests will visit the Museum’s new Let’s Dance! exhibition to try out some of their new moves!

Fun activities include:
• Ballet with scarves
• Beat boxing and break dancing
• Freeze Dance
• Current pop music with hula hoops, bubbles, and feather boas

$1110 for 12 children

Monday – Friday 4:30 – 6pm, 5 – 6:30pm
Saturday-Sunday- Please call for availability


Magic Show with Justin the Magician

Ages 4 – 8 years
Make your child’s birthday truly unforgettable with a high energy, interactive magic show by children’s entertainer, Justin the Magician. Children become part of this hilarious show filled with unexpected surprises and slapstick comedy. This master magician will teach children “tricks of the trade” as they learn what it takes to become a real magician!

$1,300 for 12 children

Monday – Friday, 5 – 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 – 11:30am, 1:30 – 3pm, 2 – 3:30pm, 4:30 – 6pm, 5 – 6:30pm


Enter the Wondrous World of PlayWorks™

Ages 1 – 5 years
Guests can meet Alphie the talking dragon, take a ride on the bus, become a firefighter, “cook” a meal in the Little Apple Deli, construct a tall building, and create a birthday masterpiece on our gigantic art wall. View PlayWorks™ »

$1,110 for 12 children

Monday  – Friday, 4:30-6pm or 5-6:30pm
Saturday or Sunday, 9:30-11am, 4:30-6pm, 5-6:30pm

Please note we can offer 1 ½ hour parties on Saturday afternoons (4:30-6pm or 5-6:30pm) for groups of fewer than 15 children and 25 adults (40 people total). This includes ½ hour in the PlayWorksTM space, and dining and art activities in our Discovery Classroom.
For parties on Saturday afternoons (4:30-6pm or 5-6:30pm) with  groups of more than 15 children and  25 adults, there is an additional charge of $500. This includes ½ hour in thePlayWorksTM space, then to accommodate dining and art activities for the larger group, the party will move to our popular Let’s Dance! exhibit space.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Manley

Big Fun for Little Ones

Ages 1 – 4 years
A whimsical, artistic dancing party for little ones! Your children will sing at the top of their lungs, dance like flapping birds, swimming fish and wiggling worms, and decorate a larger-than-life birthday card!

$860 for 12 children

Saturday or Sunday, 11am-12:30pm, 1:30-3pm, 4:30-6pm
15 child maximum and 24 adult maximum


Adventures with Dora and Diego

Ages 2 – 6 years
Guests will join Diego on a series of animal rescue missions and help Dora and her friends get ready for a fabulous fiesta as you celebrate your child’s birthday. View Adventures with Dora and Diego »

$1,110 for 12 children

Monday – Friday, 5-6:30pm
Saturday or Sunday, 4:30-6pm, 5-6:30pm


America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far Party

Ages 2 – 10 years
Birthdays are an adventure in our America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit. Children can pretend to travel on a  camel or sail in a two-story dhow boat! The immersive environment offers a medley of international excitement from creating music, to designing garments of Senegalese fabric!  Each child will design a ceramic tile or canvas bag inspired by decorative patterns from around the world, design a 3D model of a Pakistani truck, and enjoy other fun activities. Birthday themes and projects can be customized to any culture or tradition. View America to Zanzibar »

Exclusive use of the exhibit
$1,120 for 12 children
Monday – Friday, 5-6:30pm
Saturday, 7:30-9pm
Sunday, 4-5:30pm, 5-6:30pm


Ages 3 and up
Celebrate your birthday in our EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day exhibit. Kids enjoy interactive fun while building healthy habits as they crawl through a digestive system, pretend balls are blood cells moving through their circulatory system, and pedal, run, balance and jump. There’s even a pretend MTA bus to “drive” to a city park or greenmarket. EatSleepPlay™ parties offer children lots of fun games and activities to keep them happy and on the go!  View EatSleepPlay™

$1,110 for 12 children

Monday – Friday,  4:30-6pm,  5-6:30pm
Saturday or Sunday, 1:30-3pm, 2-3:30pm, 4:30-6pm,  5-6:30pm