Boston Children’s Museum is a great place to host your child’s special day! We offer bright party rooms, educational and fun activities, and three floors on which you and your guests can discover the power of play.
Planning your child’s birthday with us is a piece of (Birthday) cake!
Winner Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® 2017 - Best Birthday Party Location, Kids!
Contact our Event Supervisor
|Green Room||Blue Room|
|Guests:||40 maximum (minimum charge of 25 people)||60 Maximum (minimum charge of 40 people)|
|Room Rental Fee*:||$150||$200|
|Admission Fee per guest||$12/person||$12/person|
|Minimum Fee Per Party:||$450||$680|
*Members of the Museum will receive a $50 discount off the Room Rental Fee.
Add-Ons must be requested no later than two weeks prior to the party.
The Admission Fee entitles each guest to admission to the entire Museum during the day of the Party.
All themed packages include themed décor, a backdrop for photos, photo props, dress-up costumes, a themed activity, and papergoods (tablecloths, food and cake plates, napkins, forks, and cups if needed).
Add On: Face Painting
You may add a staff face painter for your birthday party who will be in the room for the first hour of the party. There is a $100 flat rate for the face painter. This service must be requested no later than two weeks prior to your party.
Flour Bakery + Café (617) 338-4333
Pizzeria Regina’s (617) 261-6600
Panera (617) 951-1330
Boloco (855) 265-6246
You are also welcome to provide your own cake, either from home or from a bakery of your choice.
The Museum does not allow food heating devices and prohibits the consumption of alcohol. All food and cake must be consumed in the party room.
The Shop at Boston Children's Museum offers Birthday party hosts many options for goodie bags, favors, and gifts. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Have you thought about donating your child's gifts or having your guests make a donation in lieu of a gift? Below are some organizations which gladly accept:
|Room to Grow |
|Accepts monetary donations as well as brand new clothing and toys for children ages 0-3|
|Birthday Wishes |
|Accepts monetary donations as well as brand new children's toys and party supplies|
Cradles to Crayons |
|Accepts monetary donations as well as brand new clothing and toys for children ages 0-12|
We do not allow outside entertainers.
How far in advance should I book my party and do I have to pay when I book?|
All reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. If there is a specific date that you are looking for, we recommend you book 2-3 months in advance. In order to book a reservation, a deposit of the Room Rental Fee and Minimum Attendee Fee must be made in full by credit card. This payment is 50% refundable up to 30 days prior to your party date. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to your party will not receive a refund. All such notices shall be in writing by email to the Coordinator.
I am a Museum member. Do I get any discount on Museum parties?|
Museum members receive a $50 discount. Please note that this discount is on the party package only, and does not apply to any add-ons
Inclement Weather or Family Emergency|
In the event that the Museum is forced to close due to inclement weather or any other emergency, the Museum will reschedule the party at a time convenient to the host up to three months from the original party date or return the deposit. If the host cancels the reservation due to inclement weather, the Museum reserves the right to retain the deposit if the Museum is open for business. In the event of a family emergency, the Museum will work with the host to reschedule the party within three months of the original party date. There is no additional fee to reschedule, but all dates are subject to availability.
What time can I have my child's birthday party?|
Parties are offered on Fridays 2-4pm or 5-7pm and Saturdays & Sundays 11-1pm or 2-4pm.
Who is included in the total number of guests? |
All guests, both children and adults, are included in the total number of guest, except for children under the age of 1. Birthday guests who are Museum Members cannot be excluded from your total number of guests. Even though they are Members, they should check in at the Admissions Desk like all other guests.
Is parking included?|
The Museum does not have private or dedicated parking. Please see the Parking page on our website for more information on rates and locations: http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/visit/parking
Can the party be for two children at the same time?|
Yes. However, the total guest count does not increase with an additional birthday child.
Can I decorate the room?|
Yes. Decorations must remain in the room and cannot be hung outside the room, in the lobby, etc. If you need to hang anything on the wall, you must use blue painter's tape. Masking tape and tacks are not permitted, as they can cause damage to the walls. Any balloons must be Mylar, as Latex balloons are not permitted in the Museum due to choking and allergy concerns. We also do not allow helium tanks in the building.
What is the role of the Party Coordinator?|
Every party comes with a Party Coordinator to help with set up and clean up. Your coordinator will also collect all presents, leftover food, and any other supplies you wish to take home. The Party Coordinator is not in the room for the entire party, but will regularly check in to ensure the party is running smoothly. While the Coordinator is there to help, please remember that we always defer to a parent for behavior correction, timing, etc.
What are the rooms' amenities?|
Blue Party Room—The Blue room is equipped with two bathrooms, an 8 ft. table for food, a 4 ft. table for cake, a 4 ft. table for gifts, 5 tykes tables for children seating, two 8 ft. tables and chairs for adult seating, and a piñata pulley. Green Party Room—The Green room is equipped with a refrigerator, sink with counter space for gifts and favors, an 8 ft. table for food, a 4 ft. table for cake, two 7 ft. low tables for child seating, additional chairs for adults, a blackboard, and a piñata pulley.
Do you provide invitations?|
We give you access to an online reservation request application that includes digital invitations that can be printed.
Can I have a piñata?|
Yes, however we require the pinatas to have pull strings as we do not allow bats or sticks to break them open.
What if I need to contact someone the day of my party?|
Please call the Museum’s Information Desk (617-426-6500) and they will put you in contact with the party coordinator. Our coordinators are rarely in the office on the weekends as they are usually in one of the party rooms.