Birthday Parties

We love to celebrate birthdays at the Des Moines Children’s Museum!

Below is lots of great information and the ability to book a party.  There is also the option to fill out a form to email with questions. Thanks!

Birthday parties during regular hours – $150

Our birthday party package includes admission for up to 15 children and a 2 hour reservation of the party room.  We provide disposable plates, cups, forks and napkins.  Party hosts are welcome to bring any food and drink they would like to serve at the party.

Children ages 1-10 are counted toward the 15 admissions, there is no charge for adults or infants.  More than 15 party guests?  No problem.  Additional children can join the party at the punch card rate of $4 per child.

Party guests are welcome to play in the museum at any time during our open hours the day of the party, only the time in the party room is limited to 2 hours.

We request a $50 deposit at the time of booking to reserve your date and time.

Private Parties outside of regular hours – $200  

This includes everything above, but with 50 guests (ages 1-12) and unlimited adults and 3 hours in the museum.  The set up and pack up time must be completed during the 3 hour reservation.

By booking a party with us, you acknowledge our birthday party terms and conditions 

Ready to check the calendar and book your party?

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Note: To use our online scheduler, private parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.  To inquire about private party availability less than 2 weeks in advance, please use the form below.


Have a question?  Fill out the form below which will email