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The King of Dinosaurs

Birthday Parties

Throw a historic birthday party your child will remember for years to come!
Parents love the Museum for its educational value. Kids love it because it's fun. Our birthday party packages combine the best of both worlds!

Party basics

  • Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays only. Saturday parties start at 10:30am or 2pm; Sunday parties start at 2pm.
  • Parties for up to 20 people (children & adults) are $245 (member) or $300 (non-member). It is $6 for each additional person. To ensure the quality and safety of your party, there is a 30-person maximum.
  • $75 non-refundable deposit required at time of registration.

Each party includes the following

  • Classroom rental for 2 hours
  • Free parking for the parents of the birthday child only
  • Admission to the Museum for the entire day for all party guests
  • A gift for the birthday boy or girl
  • Themed Cake (1/4 sheet) and assorted juice boxes for all participating children
  • Themed party favors, placemats, tablecloths and self-guided scavenger hunt
  • A Museum Birthday Specialist to assist you

Party themes

  • Down with Dinosaurs
  • Animal Safari
  • Birthday Under the Stars*
*Birthday Under the Stars" includes a PRIVATE 45-minute planetarium program where the birthday child is the "star!" This party is appropriate for children ages 6 and up. Party includes all of the above except scavenger hunt. Birthday Under the Stars can be scheduled at 10am on Saturdays only, except the first Saturday of each month. Planetarium program begins promptly at 10am. Cost is additional $100 for up to 30 people.


  • Crowd favorite, up close and personal Private Live Animal Program with a wildlife specialist and two Ohio native animals. Must be booked no later than 2 weeks prior to your party. ($50)
  • Discounted tickets to a public planetarium show. Must be ordered at least 1 week prior to the party to receive the discount. ($4/person)
  • Make it a Pizza Party! For an additional $30 we will include a 30-slice sheet pizza. Other catering options are available upon request. Must be ordered at least 2 weeks prior to the party.

Book your party

To book your party, contact Mary Marchenko at 216-231-4600 x3417 or

Discounted birthday parties are one of the many benefits of a family membership. If you are not a member, but would like to become one, you can purchase a membership online, at our front desk, or by calling Ashley Walker at 216-231-4600 x3284.

Take a moment to review our Birthday Party FAQ