Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday while fostering their interest in science and the natural world!

*NEW* Birthday Party dates added to the calendar for 2018!

Due to high demand, we have added WEEKDAY parties during the upcoming holiday break. There are NO remaining weekend dates available in 2018, but daytime party slots are still available on December 26, 27, 28, and January 2, 3, 4.
Complete this form to inquire about date availability.

NOTE: We are currently booking parties through January 6, 2019. Later dates will be available beginning Monday, November 27.

Boonshoft Museum CORE Birthday Package

Member Cost: $200
Non-Member Cost: $315
(Includes the required annual membership for the renting family.)

  • Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Edison and/or Bieser.
  • Hosts may arrive 30 minutes early to decorate and set up.
  • Museum admission for the day for up to 50 people (up to 24 children please).
  • The use of a private party room from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Museum staff will provide your party wrist bands, help you navigate the museum’s schedule, and help with set up and clean up.
  • Guests can carry in their own cake, food, and party supplies. Some limitations do apply.
  • 8 tables and chairs for up to 50 people (max: 24 children) and counter space for gifts, food, and decorations.

NEW for 2018! Expanded Birthday Packages

  • Add an hour to your party! 12:00-3:00 p.m. in Bieser on your choice of a Saturday or Sunday (only 1 per day)
  • Birthdays are booked on a first come, first served basis and must be paid in full at time of booking.
  • Birthdays cannot be switched from Core to Expanded without at least one (1) week notice.
  • Choose from one of the following themed party options:

Space Explorers Planetarium Birthday Package

Member Cost: $300
Non-Member Cost: $415
(Includes the required annual membership for the renting family.)

  • Everything in the Core Birthday Package PLUS…
  • Early arrival for your guests at 12:00 p.m. (Hosts arrive at 11:30 a.m. to decorate).
  • A 30 minute private planetarium show at 12:15 p.m.
  • A space themed craft to do with your group. Up to 24 kits provided for children only.

Add-On Party Kits

Want to add a little fun to your party? Consider adding a themed, self-guided activity kit to your party. Cost: $30

LEGO Bin Rental (Ages 4+)
Do your kids love Legos? Give your kids free time to build with a gigantic bin of Legos! Build instructions for unique creations are included! Includes a large bin of Legos, build instructions, and a tarp. Available for parties with children ages 4 and older.

Gigantic Building Block (Ages 6+)
Take your building materials up a notch with our set of large blue blocks. Build towers, castles, houses, whatever you can imagine using the large blocks kept in the education lobby. This set will be available for use only at the back of Bieser in a taped off area to avoid damaging the TVs. This gigantic building block rental is for ages 6 and up.

*Note: Guests are responsible for cleaning up these self-guide kits after use.

How to Schedule

Fill out our Rentals Inquiry Form* to begin the process today! Submit your preferred date and our rentals staff will get back with you about availability within 2-3 business days.

Birthday parties must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. A contract for your party date, time and complete policies/guidelines will be provided upon party booking. The contract must be signed and returned immediately with payment in full to secure your date on the calendar and complete the booking. Visa, Mastercard, personal check or cash accepted. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cancellations one (1) month prior to scheduled party date will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations three (3) weeks prior to scheduled party date will receive a 75% refund.  Cancellations within two (2) weeks prior to scheduled party date will not receive a refund.

For more information or to schedule a birthday party, please contact the Museum at 937-275-7431 ext. 136 or

*Note that due to the high volume of inquiries, simply submitting an inquiry form is NOT a confirmation of your date. Note that dates must be confirmed by our rentals staff, and dates will not be held until contract has been signed and payment in full has been received.

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