Kids' Birthday Parties | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Membership includes Free Spider Pavillion tickets! (While supplies last.)

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Call 213.763.3426 or e-mail members@nhm.org for more information.

 

 

Celebrate Your Child’s Evolution!

Whether your child dreams of someday becoming a world-renowned paleontologist or has a love affair with butterflies, we can make their next birthday one that they will never forget!  Our birthday party program takes your child's interests and creates a fun environment to learn and explore on their special day. They run Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm.

Frequestly Asked Questions
 

What does a birthday party cost?
 

 

  Member price  

  Non-member price  

  Basic party package (40 guests)  

  $600

  $660

  Additional guests over the 40 included 

  $15/per

  $15/per

  Deposit

  $300

  $330

 

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How long does a party last?

·         90 minutes, with half an hour before and after for set up and clean up.

What age does a child need to be to have a birthday party at NHM?

·         At least four years old.

 

What does the museum provide?

·         Decorations based on theme including items from our collections

·         Solid colored plates, cups, napkins, and table covers

·         Utensils

·         Cake servers

·         Jumbo birthday card

·         Tables, chairs, and use of a private party room

·         Event Assistant to help facilitate your party

·         Admission for your guests to the Museum for the day

 

What do you provide?

·         Food and beverage

·         Cake

 

What will my child be doing?

·         Age-appropriate activities and crafts led by Museum staff

 

What themes are available?

·         Dinosaurs (our most popular)

·         Butterflies and Bugs

·         Ice Age (Page Museum: call (213) 763-3536 for more information regarding birthdays at this Museum)

 

When should I book?

·        You must book at least 2 weeks in advance.

·        We recommend booking 2 months in advance since we book up so quickly.

 

Where is the party room located and what does it look like?

·        The room we use for birthdays at the Natural History Museum is called the Times Mirror Room and is located on the ground level next to our California History Hall.

 

Are there any options for customizing my party?

Yes! For an additional fee, we have a variety of add-ons, listed below. Some add-ons are only appropriate for certain age groups, so we have included those restrictions here.

 Add-on

 Cost

 Age range

 Butterfly/Spider Pavilion Admission (seasonal)

 $5 and/ or $3 

 All ages ($5 for 13 and up, and $3 for 12 and under)

 Reserved seating for Dino Encounters

 $100

 All ages (May be a little scary for children under 5) 

 Puppeteer Meet and Greet (includes reserved seating for Dinosaur Encounters) 

 $200

 Ages 6 and up

 

Click here to book your party online today!

 


New birthday location options!

·        Interested in having a birthday at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits with mammoths, saber tooth cats, and tar? Call (213) 763-3536 to check availability.

·        Does your child love bugs, spiders, and butterflies? Hold his or her birthday in the Pavilion Garden. This space is available year-round, whiel the Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion are only open seasonally. Call (213) 763-3536 to check availability.