Birthday Parties

Have your next birthday party at the Washington Pavilion. Choose your own birthday learning adventure from our fun party themes below.

Pavilion Birthday Parties Include:

  • Hands-on, themed activities led by a Pavilion party host
  • Private party room for you and your guests
  • Admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center
  • Gift for the birthday girl or boy
  • Decorations and digital invitations for you to print or email. Download Invitation (PDF)
  • Set up and clean up....we do the work, you just have the fun!

Pavilion Birthday Party Themes:

Little Princess: It's princess play time! Adorn your very own princess crown with jewels, have your face painted and play princess games.
Dino Adventure Roar! Let’s go on a dino adventure. Excavate your own dinosaur fossil. See and touch live dinosaur cousins (reptiles) and play some dino-tastic games!  
Pirate Pals:  Aaarrrrr mateys! Make up your own pirate name, paint on your beard, and you’re ready to go on a scavenger hunt for buried treasure in this playful, pirate adventure party.

Creative Collage: Collage creation celebration! Get decorating with this engaging party. Cut, glue and create your own beautiful birthday treat on an 8 x 10 canvas. Your party-goers will be delighted with a stunning, one-of-a-kind piece of art to take home.
Glamour Girls: For all our fabulous glamour girls!  Use the properties of solids and liquids to create your own flavored lip balm and scented bath salts, then design and decorate your own make-up bag. Walk the red carpet and strike a pose!
Out of This World: 3,2,1…blast off!  Build and launch rockets, create out-of-this-world creatures, play space games, and taste some real astronaut food.  An out-of-this-world experience for any future astronaut!

Gaming in the Wells Fargo Cinedome: Patrons of all ages can experience a new world of interactive video gaming as never seen before on a huge 60-foot wide, four-story screen and eight rocking channels of digital sound through 24 speakers. You'll be right in the middle of the action with stellar visuals. Learn more.

Birthday Party Cost:

$165/$148.50 for Pavilion members (up to 12 child guests and 2 adults)


  • $10 for each additional guest or each extra birthday boy or girl
  • $5 for each adult guest        
  • $16.50 per pizza/pitchers of pop--$2.50 per pitcher

Please note: A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking and will be put towards to the total cost of the party.

The activity portion of the party will generally last 1 hour. During this time, participants will play games and engage in activities led by the party host. Time will then be available for cake and gift opening. Party-goers will then be invited to play in the Kirby Science Discovery Center.

Parents are allowed to bring their own birthday cake to the Washington Pavilion, no other outside food or drinks are permitted. Small birthday candles are allowed, but no helium balloons please.

Parties available for booking: Saturdays at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice for scheduling your party.)

Book your Birthday Party

To book your birthday party at the Washington Pavilion, contact Group Services by phone at (605) 367-7397 ext. 2322 or email us.

Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice for scheduling your party.