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.
  • Set up and clean up ... we do the work, you just have the fun!

Awesome Activities

Each party includes one Awesome Activity

Marble Maze Engineering*
Design and create your very own marble maze

Mask Making
Decorate a fun party mask

Model Magic Miniature Sculptures
Make your own mini-creations with squishy clay

Rocket Blast-Off*
Create a rocket and watch it zoom

Scavenger Hunt*
Find all of the answers in the Visual Arts Center and win a prize

*Recommended for age 7+

Planning Your Birthday Party:

  • Awesome Activity – 30 minutes
  • Food and gift opening – 30 minutes
  • Museum playtime in the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center – 90 minutes

(Please note that while the Pavilion party host will lead the Awesome Activity, parents are expected to chaperone during museum playtime)

  • Birthday cake
  • Small birthday candles
  • Plates/cutting utensils for birthday cake

Leave at home:

  • All other outside food/drink
  • Balloons with helium

Parties available for booking:
Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. 

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

Party Cost:

$185 (+ tax) or $166.50 (+ tax) for Washington Pavilion members

For up to 12 child guests and 2 adults

  • $10.90 for additional birthday child
  • $12 for each additional child guest
  • $9 for each additional adult guest


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

Beverages —$3.50 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

  1. Complete the Birthday Party Request Form (PDF)
  2. Choose Your Party Time:
    • Saturdays – 12 p.m. · 2 p.m.
    • Sundays – 12 p.m. · 2 p.m.
  3. Contact Group Services:

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