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 matees! 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 8x10 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. A truly cosmic experience for any future astronaut!

Planning Your Birthday Party:

The class portion of the party will generally last one 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. Partygoers will then be invited to play in the Kirby Science Discovery Center.

Please note that while our Pavilion party host will lead the class portion of the party, parents are expected to chaperone during the museum exploration time.

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. | Sundays at 2 p.m.

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


$165 (+ tax) or $148.50 (+ tax) for Washington Pavilion members
(up to 12 child guests and 2 adults)

  • $10 for each additional child guest or each extra birthday boy or girl
  • $5 for each additional adult guest

Optional Extras:

Add Pizza and Pop from Leonardo’s Café!
For 12 children, we recommend ordering 2 pizzas and 3 pitchers of pop

Pizza—$16.50 per pizza
Pepperoni | Cheese | Sausage

Pitchers of Pop—$2.50 per pitcher
Pepsi | Diet Pepsi | Dr. Pepper | Sierra Mist | Lemonade | Root Beer Mountain Dew

Please Note:

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