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Don’t stress over cleaning the house and planning fun activities for party guests. Let us do it for you! MOSH offers birthday parties that are fun for kids of all ages. The celebration includes a private party room, Museum admission for your guests and a special birthday surprise from The MOSH Store.

Call 904.396.6674, ext. 233 to book your birthday party today. Please note: Parties must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your desired date. All dates and times are booked on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to availability.

The basic birthday party package includes:

  • 2-hour use of a private birthday party room – Feel free to bring your own decorations. Visit our Pinterest page for ideas for science & history-themed decorations!
  • General admission for all party guests to MOSH
  • A birthday party assistant to greet and direct guests to the room
  • A special birthday surprise from The MOSH Store for the birthday child

Full payment is due the day of the party.

Please note: The total number of party guests includes anyone over age 2 and any adults. 

Add on to your party!

  • Animal Encounter: $50
  • Extreme Science Show: $50

The basic birthday party package with planetarium includes:

  • 2-hour use of a private birthday party room – Feel free to bring your own decorations.
  • General admission for all party guests to MOSH
  • A birthday party assistant to greet and direct guests to the room
  • A special birthday surprise from The MOSH Store for the birthday child
  • One pre-selected program in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium – Complete list of programs

Full payment is due the day of the party.

Please note: The total number of party guests includes anyone over age 2 and any adults. 

Add on to your party!

  • Animal Encounter: $50
  • Extreme Science Show: $50

The themed party package includes everything in the basic party package, PLUS:

  • Theme of your choice (options below)
  • Table decorations to match your theme
  • A party assistant who will greet and direct your guests to your room
  • Your choice of an Animal Encounter show led by a MOSH Naturalist or an Extreme Science show led by a MOSH Educator
  • Mini-Melts ice cream
  • A custom decorated sheet cake (flavor choices: chocolate, vanilla or marble)

Full payment is due the day of the party.

Additional guests – $15 per person

Please note: The total number of party guests includes anyone over age 2 and any adults. 

Add on to your party!

  • Planetarium program: $50

Party Themes

Choose one of the following themes for your birthday party.

Bring to life the many mysteries of the scientific world! Party guests will become mad scientists as they participate in electrifying experiments with a MOSH Educator in the JEA Science Theater. Celebrate another year of discovery with exploratory grab bags, Mini-Melts ice cream and a Mad Science birthday cake!

Be the sea life of the party as you and your guests venture across the Atlantic! Learn about the powerful forces of wild weather during an Extreme Science show, or meet member’s of MOSH’s Living Collection with a guided introduction led by a MOSH Naturalist. Make a splash with sunken treasure grab bags, Mini Melts ice cream and an under the sea birthday cake!

Unearth a period in time when dinosaurs roamed our planet! Meet reptiles as ancient as these prehistoric beasts in a private Animal Encounter, or take a trip to the JEA Science Theater where party guests will discover the science behind volcanic eruptions and learn what the world was like during the age of the dinosaurs. Dig up your own Jurassic grab bags, Mini Melts ice cream and a dino dynamite birthday cake!

Details & Policies

Availability

Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays. All time slots are subject to availability. We offer two time slots per day for birthday parties:

Saturdays:

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m
  • 2 – 4 p.m.

Sundays:

  • 1 – 3 p.m.
  • 2 – 4 p.m.

Please Note: You may arrive up to 1 hour prior to your scheduled start time to set up and decorate for your party.

Cancellation Policy

All party packages are non-refundable however, you may call to request a datechange. All requests will be subject to availability and it is recommended to call at least two weeks prior to the original date.

Want to change the size of your party?

Requests to change the size or theme of a birthday party package will be subject to availability and is not a guarantee. We recommend calling at least two weeks prior to the booking date, as certain themes and rooms may not be available. If you have more than the allotted number of children or adults, a fee of $10 per person will apply for the Basic Party Package. The additional guest cost for the Basic Party with Planetarium Package and the Themed Packages is $15 per person.

If such fees should incur, they will need to be paid the day of the party.

Making a Reservation

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your party date and time. This deposit counts towards the final party cost and may be processed in person or over the phone.

Discounts & Membership Benefits Policy

MOSH Members receive 20% off birthday party packages! Your Membership benefits are applied when you call to book your party.

Does every party package include the cost of Museum admission for my guests?

Yes, your guests will not be required to purchase admission to the Museum to attend your party. Aside from yourself and the birthday child, all guests over the age of 2 years old are included in the party count. Furthermore, your guests are welcome to stay beyond the party’s end time until regular closing hours to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and daily programs.

Accessibility

All Museum exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for complimentary rental on a first come, first served basis from Guest Relations.

Is there a cut-off date to purchase an add-on option for parties?

You may purchase a decorations add-on at any time before the day of the party. To purchase a private Animal Encounter or Extreme Science Show add-on, we recommend providing at least two weeks advance notice to ensure availability.

Can I tour the party rooms before I book a reservation?

Guests are always welcome to tour the party rooms before booking a party! We offer site visits by appointment only. Please email events@themosh.org to set up an appointment.

Location & Parking

Private birthday party rooms are located in the MOSH Classrooms on the 1st floor of the Museum. MOSH has two free parking lots adjacent to the Museum. There is additional parking on the west side of the Museum in the lot located under the Acosta Bridge. If you are bringing your own party supplies, you are granted access to the loading dock entrance at the back of Museum. We ask that you inform the Special Events Coordinator of your estimated arrival time to access the loading dock entrance.

Storage & Clean-up

Storage is not available in the birthday party area before or after your party. MOSH staff is not responsible for monitoring your personal items in the party room.

We provide a trash can with a trash bag in each party room. You will be responsible for picking up after your guests and we will handle the rest.

Outside Vendors

Alcohol of any kind is not allowed inside MOSH. You are welcome to bring in other outside beverages and/or food or have it delivered. Open-flame heading devices are not permitted.

Will MOSH provide the party decorations?

Party decorations are available as a package add-on and include the following:

  • balloons
  • tablecloths
  • plates
  • napkins
  • forks
  • juice boxes
  • party hats
  • grab bags

There are various colors and/or themes available upon request.

Can I bring my own decorations?

Yes, non-permanent decorations such as banners and streamers are permitted inside the party rooms.

How will my guests know where to go?

A MOSH staff member will direct your guests to sign-in at the front desk and then escort them to the party room.

Photography on this page was provided by Wendy Updegraff Photography.