A: Additional children can be added to your party for $10 each. Additional adults will not be charged. The suggested number of adults is provided for each party package to make sure guests are comfortable in our room space. We have a 50 person room cap.
A: The birthday child does not count towards headcount; however siblings do. The host parents are free.
A: Yes - Children's Museum memberships or annual passes are not transferable to birthday parties.
A: The museum does not provide any food or drink. However we are not very strict on what you can bring in! Glass, alcohol, hot plates, and/or food warmers with open flames are not allowed. Please keep in mind though, children will be in and out of your room, and adult supervision may be needed for the items you bring in.
A: Plain plates, cups, napkins, forks, knives, spoons, and colored table cloths of your choice. Orange, blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and purple. Our Richmond location offers a few extra choices. Lime green, coral, black, lavender, and light blue. We also offer a lighter, candles, and a cake cutter in each party room.
A: We have a small ice maker in the back and our staff members are happy to go and get some for you! However, we can only guarantee enough ice to put into drinks and not enough to fill a cooler.
A: Yes! We have a small fridge and freezer in the back. This is a staff only area and we can’t guarantee space for any party leftovers.
A: Please contact your preferred location:
• Children's Museum - Richmond - (804) 474-7008
• Children's Museum - Short Pump - (804) 474-7070
• Children's Museum - Chesterfield - (804) 474-7075
• Children's Museum - Fredericksburg - (540) 656-2233
A: Anyone under 18 counts as a child in the party count.
A: Party times may not be extended past the 90 minute time frame. You do have 15 minutes prior to your party start time for set-up and 15 minutes after your party for break-down. And while your party is over you don’t have to leave the Museum! You and your guests enjoy all day admission to all of our Museum locations!
A: You and your guests will have unlimited playtime in the museum before and after your party. If you would like to bring in food or any other items, your private party room will be available for you 15 minutes prior to the time of your party.
A: Yes! We encourage outside decorations. You may not use masking tape, glue, thumb tacks, pins, etc. to hang up wall decorations, and you may not hang anything from the ceiling. We suggest painter's tape.
A: Unfortunately, we don't allow piñatas of any kind.
A: Silly String, Confetti, Hanging Pinatas, Sterno Cans, Hot Plates, Alcohol, Fog Machines, Water Balloons, and Bubbles (Central only for bubbles).
A: We are more than happy to establish your Annual Pass and schedule your birthday party at the same time. If you purchase an Annual Pass after your party is scheduled, we are not able to refund the difference. We encourage Non-Pass Holders to consider all of the advantages of an Annual Pass!
A: Yes! - All four Children's Museum locations offer birthday parties. Please allow 48 hours for a response in regards to birthday parties.