Birthday Party FAQ’s

When is Payment Due?
A $50 deposit is required at booking, the remaining balance is due by the conclusion of the party

Can I decorate the party room?
Party hosts are welcome to decorate the party room however they would like for the party, provided that decorations do not cause damage to DSMCM property.

Can I arrive early to set up?
We recommend arriving approximately 15 minutes before your party start time to set up.   Parties are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart.  You will be able to access the party room to drop off supplies up to 30 minutes before your start time, but a prior party may be packing up and our staff cleaning and sanitizing during the first half of that 30 minutes.

Can I bring my own plates/cups/etc?
We provide disposable plates and cups with a generic design, and plain white plastic cutlery.   Party hosts who prefer to have these items match their party theme are welcome to bring their own.

How big is the party room?
Our party rooms are approximately 20’x40′.  They can comfortably accommodate up to about 30 people with everyone seated around tables, or about 40 with children seated at tables and adults standing or seated around the edges of the room.  We recommend that groups expecting more than 40 guests consider the XL private party option.

Can I hire a princess/superhero/magician/etc?
Party hosts are permitted to bring in outside entertainers such as face painters, magicians, or costumed characters.  For parties held during regular hours, any such activities that are not available to all museum guests must stay in the reserved party room only.  Mall policies prohibit anyone walking through public areas of the mall wearing a mask, masked costumed characters will need to arrive out of costume or use the loading dock entrance.  Please contact dsmchildren@gmail.com to inform our staff about any planned activities and confirm details.

What if I have extra party guests?
Additional guests are allowed at a rate of $4 per child.  Payment is due by the conclusion of your party.

Can I see the party room before my party?
Of course!  Below are images of both party rooms, and a shot looking toward the party rooms from the snack area.  If you would like to see them in person, feel free to stop by the museum any time during our open hours.