Have a fun-filled, stress-free experience while hosting a birthday party that everyone will enjoy!

Birthday parties include a 90-minute rental of private party space, fun science programming, and a dedicated birthday party assistant for your group.

Included with your party reservation is all-day access to the museum for your entire group. Your guests can come early, stay late, explore science and nature activities, the 45 acres of nature trails, outdoor exhibits and animals, trails, planetarium shows, seasonal train rides, and more.

Birthday parties are celebrated year-round at the EcoTarium, rain or shine!

Birthday Party Time:

The EcoTarium is open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Birthday parties are typically hosted on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm or from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. To host a birthday party on a weekday, please contact reservations@ecotarium.org.

Planning Your Birthday Party

EcoTarium Members receive a 10% off birthday party package! Become a member of the EcoTarium today! Click here for more information.

All birthday party packages include:

  • A private room for 90 minutes. Includes time for food, cake, and gifts if you choose. 
  • A 30-minute educator-led program, plus optional craft and party game activities. 
  • Downloadable party invitations and thank-you notes.  
  • Free return admission pass for all youth birthday guests.
  • $10 gift card to the EcoTarium Gift Shop for the birthday child.
  • All-day museum admission for all paid guests of the party. Guests may explore over 45 acres of our indoor museum and outdoor grounds before or after your party. Speak with a member of the Reservation Team to learn more.
  • An EcoTarium Birthday Party Host to assist you from 30 minutes before the party until the conclusion of your party. 
  • The materials needed for the themed activities. The host is responsible for decorations and party supplies.

To be able to fit in all of the fun activities, please be on time! Parties last for an hour and a half, after which the room must be vacated; however, you and your guests are welcome to enjoy the museum and grounds afterward until closing.

Birthday Party Themes:

Birthday Party FAQs

We know this is a very special time for you and the birthday guest and to help prepare for your visit we have compiled a few answers to some questions you may have. If you have a question that was not addressed please speak with a member of the Reservations Team.


  • The birthday child is always FREE!
  • EcoTarium members receive 10% off the party rental!
  • You have the option of bringing in your own cake and party supplies!
  • For the safety of our animals, the EcoTarium does not allow balloons, confetti, piñatas or straws (including juice boxes with straws) in the museum!

Contact the reservations team:

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 508.929.2700
Email: reservations@ecotarium.org