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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Wednesday - Sunday
2 Time Slots
10:00-12:30 and 2:00-4:30

Birthday Parties

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.

At Boston Children’s Museum we take your safety very seriously. We are currently following guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as recommendations from the CDC to ensure a safe and fun event for all!

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

(617) 986-3659 (Wednesday-Saturday 9am-5pm)

To request a date for a Birthday please email our Event Manager at

Party Package

VIP Party Package*
*New Birthday Party Package as of September 1, 2020
Guests:25 Maximum (includes birthday family)
Room Rental**: $500
Admission Fee: $300
Cleaning Fee: $200
Decorations and Paper Goods: $100
Games and Activities: $100

**Members of the Museum will receive a $50 discount off the Room Rental Fee.

The Admission Fee entitles each guest to admission to the entire Museum during the day of the Party for the 2:00PM-4:30PM ticket window.

The Birthday Coordinator will work with you to help plan this special day, from the layout of the room, to the different types of games and activities, to the color scheme for the paper goods.

Food Options

We want your Boston Children's Museum birthday party to be a wonderful experience. As such, we can offer several suggestions for vendors you can choose from that best suits your party.

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.

Gifts, Favors, and Goodie Bags

The Shop at Boston Children's Museum

The Shop at Boston Children's Museum offers Birthday party hosts many options for goodie bags, favors, and gifts. Please email 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


Outside Entertainment:
We do not allow outside entertainers.
Are masks required during the party?
Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2. Masks must be warn at all times and must cover both your nose and mouth. Mask may only be removed when you are socially distant from others, stationary and actively eating at a table. Any visitor who does not follow this rule may be asked to leave the Museum.
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.
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 Saturdays and Sundays from 1-2PM with admission to the 2-4:30pm admission session.
Who is included in the total number of guests?
All guests, both children and adults, are included in the total number of guest. Museum Members cannot be excluded from your total number of guests. Even though they are Members, they will still need a ticket to enter to the Museum.
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:
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.
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.

Plentiful Weekday & Weekend Discounted Parking Available