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Birthday Parties!

Celebrate your child’s next birthday at the place where imagination and learning connect. Reserve your date, invite your guests and bring your own food for a great time – it’s that easy!

Daytime Parties at Children’s Museum Tucson Downtown

10 am-Noon
Saturday or Sunday

1-3 pm
Saturday or Sunday

Private VIB parties at Children’s Museum Tucson Downtown

5:30-7:30 pm

After hours, private VIB parties are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Museum events may affect availability.

Read carefully below to decide which party package is best for you, then reserve your party online. 

If you plan to host more than 100 people at your party, this would be considered a Facility Rental.

Don’t wait, our spots fill up quickly!
Select your date in the registration portal. If a date is grayed out, it is not available for a party.

Packages

Birthday Bonanza

  • 10 am – Noon Saturday or Sunday
    OR
    1 – 3 pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  or Sunday
  • Up to 30 guests (adults & children)
  • Tables and chairs set up in the Fiesta Room
  • One (1) Discovery Guide-led activity of your choice
    Additional activity can be purchased for $50
  • Birthday Button for birthday child
  • One (1) return family pass for birthday child
  • 20% Gift Stop Discount coupon
Cost: $280 Members | $350 Nonmembers

Festive Fiesta

  • 10 am – Noon Saturday or Sunday
    OR
    1 – 3 pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  or Sunday
  • 31 – 50 guests (adults & children)
  • Tables and chairs set up in the Fiesta Room
  • One (1) Discovery Guide-led activity of your choice
    Additional activity can be purchased for $50
  • Birthday Button for birthday child
  • One (1) return family pass for birthday child
  • 20% Gift Stop Discount coupon
Cost:  $400 Members | $500 Nonmembers

Very Important Birthday (VIB)

  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Entire Museum
    most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
    (barring other Museum events)
  • Up to 100 guests (adults & children)
  • Tables and chairs for up to 50 people will be set up in Fiesta Room, Imagine It! or Investigation Station (select 1)
  • One (1) Discovery Guide-led surprise activity
    Additional activity can be purchased for $50
  • Birthday Button for birthday child
  • One (1) return family pass for birthday child
  • 20% Gift Stop Discount coupon
Cost:  $600 Members | $750 Nonmembers
Party can be extended by 1 hour for an additional $250. Additional hour must be added AT LEAST two weeks prior to event. 

Birthday Activities

  • Glitter Tattoos

  • Explosions!

  • Oobleck

Each party comes with one activity.  Additional activities are $50 each.

Make your party experience unforgettable with these add-ons. Email Michael Bilharz or call 520-792-9985, ext. 103, to enhance your party!

  • Popcorn Machine with attendant – $55 an hour
  • Cotton Candy Machine with attendant – $55/hour
  • Snow Cone Machine with attendant – $55/hour
  • Goodie Bag – Level 1 – $9 each
    • CMT pencil, CMT yo-yo, fruit gummies snack,
      10% Gift Stop discount coupon for future visits

INVITATIONS

Download a PDF of invitations you can fill, save and send!

FAQs

Days available for birthday parties are Saturday and Sunday. During summer, daytime parties are only available on the weekends.

Private VIB parties are held after hours and are available most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Times available depend on which package you choose.

Birthday Bonanza and Festive Fiesta are from 10 – 12 or 1 – 3

VIB parties are from 5:30 – 7:30

Book your party online with the links on the page above. Available dates will be in black. Unavailable dates will be gray.

You can also call 520-792-9985 ext. 103, or come in anytime Monday- Friday 9am-5pm.

 

We highly recommend that you book your party 2-3 months from the day of the party.

The guest count may not grow 2 weeks before the event to ensure the party is properly staffed. If you do not provide a final guest count 2 weeks prior to the event your party size will be locked in to the amount provided at booking. Final guest counts can be sent to [email protected]

We will try to accommodate a different date for you; however, the payment is non-refundable.

The cost of the party is final. Members do get a 20% discount on the party itself, but all members, the birthday family and birthday child count toward the guest count.

According to our Fire Safety Code, a MAXIMUM of 50 people can fit in the Fiesta Room. If you are expecting more than 50 people, we can accommodate in special circumstances.

If you are planning to have more than 50 guests, please book an after-hours VIB. Daytime parties may not exceed 50 guests due to the Fiesta Room’s capacity. If your guest count exceeds the room capacity some of your guests may not be able to enter. Please plan carefully.

Everyone over the age of 12 MONTHS old is counted.

You may arrive 30 minutes in advance to start setting up. You also have 30 min at the end of the party to break down.

VIB parties can be extended one hour (ending at 8:30pm) for an additional $100. For Birthday Bonanza and Festive Fiesta parties we can try to accommodate on special circumstances.

Tablecloths are provided but you may bring your own if preferred. You may decorate the rooms with whatever you would like. Nothing can be hung from the ceiling and please no piñatas.

You can park next to our emergency exit door on the southwest side of our building. Someone on staff will be there to open the door for you.

No alcohol, nothing that has to be hung from the ceiling and no piñatas. Food, non-alcoholic beverages, and decorations (not hung from ceiling or damaging to walls) ARE permitted. 

We’re Here to Help!

If you have questions about Birthday Parties, please email [email protected] or call Michael at 520-792-9985, ext 103.