Birthday Party FAQs


Birthday party time slots are available on Saturday and Sunday:

  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

All birthday parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Your deposit of $125 is due at the time of your reservation.

Your final headcount and payment of balance is due within 10 days of your party.

You can choose from five different party themes. Click here for a description of themes.

Birthday party packages are for 20 guests including birthday child and family and adults.

Additional guests can be added up to maximum of 24 people for an additional participation fee of $16 per person.

We offer a Pizza Party Package, which includes:

  • Food and beverage for 20 people including birthday child and family.
  • One large Carvel Ice Cream Cake that serves 20. Note: Ice cream cake flavor may vary. No name can be put on the cake.
  • 120 minutes in the party room with themed activities.
  • All day admission to Museum exhibits for you and your guests.
  • One parking pass for the birthday party family.
  • 24 birthday party invitations.
  • Forks, plates, napkins, cups, table covers and candles.

Extra pizza and ice cream cakes are available for an additional charge. Please place your order for extra food and/or cake at least seven days in advance.

  • Cheese pizza $15
  • Pepperoni pizza $16
  • Supreme Pizza $16
  • Veggie Pizza $16
  • Carvel cake $25
  • Soda 3 liter $3

You can add the following experiences to your party for the listed price per person.

  • IMAX:  $8 documentary film.  $12 Hollywood film.


How do I book a birthday party?
Call our Reservations Department at 954.713.0930, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also make reservations in person at the Information Desk, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to schedule any of the add-on experiences, please advise the agent when you book your party.

Is a deposit required and when is final payment due?

  • A non-refundable $125 deposit is required at the time of the reservation in order to reserve the date.
  • The balance and final guest count are due 10 days before your scheduled party.
  • Reservations with outstanding balances after the final payment due date risk cancellation and no refunds will be given.
  • After your deposit is processed you will be mailed a party package will include one parking pass, invitations and reservation paperwork.

When will I be mailed my invitations?
You will be mailed your invitations within 7 days of your reservation as long as deposit has been paid.

How long is a Birthday Party program?
All parties include 120 minutes in our party room. Included in the 120 minutes is a 30-minute activity period or 30 minute animal presentation. Plus your guests will receive all-day exhibits exploration. After your time in the party room, guests must remove their belongings and vacate the room so our staff can prepare for the next party.

How many guests can attend?
Birthday party packages are for 20 people including birthday party child and family and all guests (children and adults.) There is a participation fee of $16 for additional guests over 20 up to a maximum of 24.  On the day of your party, if the number of guests exceeds the number of guests booked, you will be billed for the extra guests. Birthday parties can be booked for less than 20 guests but remember no discounts will be given on the basic birthday party package fee.

Can I bring my own food?
Of course! You may bring store bought food. Food prepared from home is not allowed. Remember to bring perishables in coolers because we have no cooking or refrigeration facilities. Please, no red dye juices. Sorry, no credit is given for bringing your own food.  You will be charged the Pizza Party package fee.

Can I bring my own decorations?
Yes! However, please do not bring any decorations that need to be hung or attached to the walls or the ceiling. Table decorations are most appropriate. For the safety of our resident animals, balloons, confetti, piñatas or other similar items are not permitted.

Does the Museum supply paper goods and utensils?
Wooden and paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, forks, table covers, etc.) will be provided but you may bring your own if you prefer. However, no credit will be given for bringing your own supplies.

Can I have a guided tour?
The Museum does not currently offer guided tours. Your guests can enjoy more than 200 hands-on, interactive exhibits at their own pace. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone while exploring the Museum.

What do I do when I arrive?
You should arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled party time to meet your Museum party host. Place your parking pass on your dashboard and park in our bus loop on S.W. 5th Avenue (Commodore Brook Avenue). Proceed to the Information Desk located in the Museum lobby and inform the Concierge of your arrival. If you arrive early to enjoy the Museum or an IMAX film before your party, the Concierge will contact your Museum birthday host to store your food and gifts. Late party arrivals risk a compromised time schedule since other parties or events may follow your allotted time in the party room. No refunds are available for late arrivals.  Your Museum host will assist you by transporting your food and gifts to the party room as well as helping you get the room ready for your guests.

Where do my guests park?
Inform your guests that they can park on the street or in the Arts and Entertainment parking garage located across from the Museum on S.W. 5th Avenue (Commodore Brook Avenue). There will be a fee for parking. Garage availability and fees may vary depending on the Broward Center for the Performing Arts events. Party fees do not include parking. Note: The garage is not owned or managed by the Museum.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
If you cancel your party, you will forfeit your $125 deposit.