Weekend Group Sales & Birthdays

Advance Group Sales for Weekends

$90 for a minimum of 12 people, plus $9 per additional person

  • Members and children under 3 years of age are admitted free of charge. Must present current member cards or ID at the time of admission.
  • Two (2) free chaperone tickets per ten (10) paid admissions. (Note that this is the 12 person minimum.)
  • Admission from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Groups must schedule check-in time at booking.
  • Whole museum access.
  • Must be scheduled and paid 2 weeks in advance. Drop-in groups must pay regular admission rates at the Guest Services Desk.
  • Must pay booking fee in advance: a minimum of  ten (10) paid admissions, plus any room or program reservations, in full.
  • Additional admissions must be paid upon arrival to the museum by the client in one payment, less any free admissions. Individuals cannot pay for admission separately at the advance rate.

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Group Admission Birthdays

$250 for a maximum of 50 people

All of the above, plus:

  • 2 hour Bieser Discovery Center or Edison classroom reservation for up to 50 (subject to limited availability)
  • One rentals staff member, who will usher you and your guests to your party room
  • Birthday Certificate for the Birthday kid
  • Wristbands for the party attendees
  • Digital Download for a Museum scavenger hunt
  • Hamper to store coats and belongings while in the museum

Family membership holders will receive a 10% discount.

Parties are scheduled on Saturdays 10am & 1pm or Sundays 1 pm.

Full payment is due to secure the booking of your event.

Families are responsible for all event supplies, food, beverages and clean-up.

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Q. Do I have to be a member to book group admission?
A. No, you do not need to be a member to book group admission.

Q. When do I have to book my group?
A. All group admissions must be booked and paid 2 weeks in advance to ensure proper staffing.  Drop in groups will have to pay regular admission at the Guest Services Desk.
During peak booking season (September to April) party bookings may book to capacity 6-8 weeks out.

Q. Are there places for non-birthday groups to eat in at the museum during the winter?
A. Bieser Discovery Center and the Edison Classroom will be available for use with birthday party group admissions only.
Unfortunately, there are no other group dining areas indoors at the museum. There are picnic grounds outside for use during good weather. You can choose to leave for lunch and return later. There are many restaurants close to the museum that can host larger groups.

Q. What do I need to do to secure my date?
A. You will need to sign a proposal and pay for you event in full to secure your event date and time.

Q. How many children can I bring?
A. We ask that you follow the museum’s guidelines of 5 children to 1 adult.  For this reason we provide 2 free chaperone tickets per every set of 10 purchased admissions.  If using Bieser or Edison, the posted room capacity is 50 people total.

Q. What times are available for members to reserve Bieser or Edison as part of their visit?
A. Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Q. Can we bring decorations?
A. You can only bring decorations if you reserve Bieser as part of your party. You will not be able to have more than 30 minutes of early access and 15 minutes for cleanup, so it is recommended that set-up be minimal. The museum does not allow helium balloons, confetti, glitter, sparklers, fog machines, “poppers,” or piñatas at any time.

Q. Where do we go when we arrive?
A. Hosts and guests will enter through the Front Entrance.  They will check in with staff at the front desk and then to the information desk.  Members will still be responsible for showing their membership card and photo ID. A rentals team member will be responsible for passing out all wristbands to guests upon their arrival. Parties arriving before they have access to their party room will have to keep any belongings or decorations either in their vehicle or in their provided hamper.  Each party will have one (1) dedicated hamper for this purpose.

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