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birthday parties

We absolutely loved everything about the party! Great staff, perfect timing and execution...well done overall. We love the new climber too! I appreciate your making the whole event so easy and fun for us. It was a dream come true for my daughter!   -Missy R.

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birthday bash

$110 Museum Members / $130 Non-Members

Each Birthday Bash includes:

  • Museum admission for the birthday child and up to 12 child guests.
  • Up to 8 adult chaperones. Party adults are expected to supervise children at all times. At least 1 adult per 5 children required.
  • Up to 1 1/2 hours in our private party room plus unlimited play time during open hours (we will store your gifts during your play time)
  • Photo backdrop and birthday "throne" in party room (bring your camera!)

Ask us about guest adjustments if you have more adults and few children.
Additional children/adults may be added for an additional cost (see extras menu below). Bashes are limited to a maximum of 30 people (included and extra) due to room capacity - book an Hullabaloo party if you are planning to invite more than 30.

Extras for Birthday Bashes (please order at least a week in advance):

  • Extra children beyond 13 included: $8 members, $10 non-members
  • Extra adults beyond 8 included in bash: $6 each
  • Large 2-topping Toppers pizza (~6 servings each - 2 pizza minimum): $10 each
  • 18-piece Jimmy John's Party Box (ham, turkey, & veggie available): $40 each

Birthday Bash Times:

Choose the day and time for your party room time from the options below (pending availability) and plan to explore the Museum before and/or after, with your adult chaperones providing supervision, during regular hours.

Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm

Please ask your guests arrive at the Museum at least 15 minutes before your scheduled party room start time. 

Important Notes:

  • Payment of the base party fee is due in full at registration. Any necessary adjustments and payment for extras will be made on date of party. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
  • Bring your own refreshments (no crockpots please). All food/beverages must be kept and consumed in the party room. 
  • At the end of your party room time, you are responsible for putting all trash in appropriate container in party room and taking all food/beverage leftovers home with you.
  • You may bring your own tabletop decorations/balloons, but we do not allow confetti, piñatas, or taping/fastening anything to the walls, windows, doors, or ceilings.
  • Cancellations made more than 10 days before party will be fully refunded. The Museum will retain $25.00 for cancellations made within 10 days before party date unless party is rescheduled.
  • Please make sure guests are told to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to room start time for prompt start.
  • Due to party room capacity, total party attendance cannot exceed 30 people. Consider an after-hours Hullabaloo if you are inviting a larger group.
  • At least one adult (age 16+) is required per every 5 children and must supervise children at all times in all areas of the museum.

SCHEDULE ONLINE or call 608-784-2652 or info@funmuseum.org.

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability as dates can fill quickly. If your desired date and time is not shown or shows SOLD OUT online, contact us - we still may be able to accommodate your request, pending other events and staff availability. 

after-hours hullabaloo

$275.00 Museum Members / $325.00 Non-Members

Get the Children’s Museum to yourselves for a birthday, family reunion, company party, school event or any celebration!

The Hullabaloo Package Includes:

  • The entire 3 floors of Museum exhibits to yourselves for 2 hours!
  • Fun for up to 150 people (please include hosts or any staff of your event in count).
  • Lower level party room with seating for 30 (may have to rotate in/out)
  • Option to bring in your own food, refreshments, and tableware or order from our Extras Menu.
    Some limitations apply. All food and drink must stay in the lower level party room.

    This package does not include organized activities, decorations, food, refreshments, or tableware. See our Extras Menu for add-on options.

Extras for Hullabaloo (order at least one week before event):

  • Large 2-topping Toppers pizza (6 servings each - 2 pizza minimum): $10 each
  • 18-piece Jimmy John's Party Box (ham, turkey, & veggie available): $40 each
  • Extra hour of fun (7:30-8:30 pm Tuesday-Sunday): $100

Hullabaloo Times:

Hullabaloo parties can be held (pending availability), Tuesdays through Sundays 5:30-7:30 pm.
Please book at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure we can accommodate your request.

Important Notes:

  • Payment of the base party fee is due in full at registration. Any necessary adjustments and payment for extras will be made on date of party. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
  • Cancellations made more than 10 days before party will be fully refunded. The Museum will retain $25.00 for cancellations made within 10 days before party date, unless party is rescheduled.
  • Extras must be ordered at least one week prior to event.
  • You may arrange to arrive early for set-up if needed and will have 15 minutes after party ends to finish cleaning & packing up belongings.
  • At least one adult (age 16+) is required per every 5 children and must supervise children at all times in all areas of the museum.
  • You may bring in your own food, arrange catering, or order from our extras menu. We do not allow alcohol or red beverages.
  • All food/beverages must be consumed in lower-level party room.
  • To minimize food waste, please plan to bring unconsumed food home with you.
  • You may bring your own tabletop decorations/balloons, but we do not allow confetti, piñatas, or taping/fastening anything to the walls, windows, doors, or ceilings

Hullabaloos may not be scheduled online at this time. Please call 608-784-2652 or Info@funmuseum.org with questions or to schedule your rental. We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure we can accommodate your request.

comments from past party hosts:

  • “Museum staff made an event that is normally stressful for us quite a breeze! I would recommend a Children's Museum birthday party to anyone looking for a stress-free, super fun party for the whole family to enjoy."

  • "Our hullabaloo experience was utterly amazing. From the extremely friendly staff to the amazing volunteers, our party was flawless. Everyone who attended is still talking about how much fun they had. This party will not be forgotten by anyone and most importantly the birthday boy had the time of his life. Thank you for helping me make his dreams come true! You all were MORE than amazing....the most accommodating, easy to work with group that I've ever dealt with. I am sure this won't be our last party with you!!!"

  • "My son LOVES The Children's Museum, so choosing to have his birthday party there was a no-brainer. All of our guests enjoyed themselves, especially the guest of honor. The party staff did a great job of acknowledging him and making him feel special. Thank you for such a memorable party!"

party f.a.q.

When can we have a party?
Your 1 1/2 hour time in the private party room for a birthday bash can be scheduled, pending availability, for the following days and times: Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm.
Playtime can be scheduled before and/or after your party room time during regular museum hours. Please make sure you ask guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before your party room start time.
 
Hullabaloo parties can be held, pending availability, Tuesdays through Sundays from 5:30-7:30.
Hullabaloo times may be extended for an extra fee
 
How do I schedule a party?
You may schedule any type of party by calling 608-784-2652. Birthday and themed bashes can also be scheduled online.
 
When is payment required?
Full payment of the base party fee is required at registration. Extras must be ordered at least a week prior to your event, but can be paid for on the party date. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
Cancellations made more than 10 days before party will be fully refunded. The Museum will retain $25.00 for cancellations made within 10 days of party date, unless party is rescheduled.
 
Can we bring in our own food?

Bring your own refreshments (no crockpots please). All food/beverages must be kept and consumed in the party room. 

At the end of your party room time, you are responsible for putting all trash in appropriate container in party room and taking all food/beverage leftovers home with you.

 

What decorations do you provide? Can we bring our own?

Our private room for birthday bashes offers a festive setting with a birthday throne and a backdrop for fun photos!
You may bring your own tabletop decorations, but we do not allow taping or fastening anything to the walls, windows, doors or ceilings.
No piñatas or confetti. Our birthday bashes often run back-to-back so time will be limited for any extra decorating. 

The whole museum is full of fun and bright colors for your event!

Will Museum staff play with/supervise our children throughout the entire party?
No. Your adults are responsible for supervising children at all times while in the museum.
 

If some of our guests are Museum members, can they attend our party at no charge?

No. Parties are special events that include more than Museum admission. All children (over 12 months) and adults attending your party will count towards the guest total. If a child guest’s parent and sibling/s are not attending your birthday/themed bash and want to play in the Museum while their child attends your party, they may check in under their membership or pay regular admission.

 

Do you provide party invitations?

Yes. After your party is confirmed, you are welcome to print this invitation, just fold and add your party details (remember to ask guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before your party room time for birthday/themed bashes), then send them to your guests. You can also use our fill-in-the-blank thank you notes.

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