Birthday Parties & Pricing

Have an I.P. Birthday Party!

What could make for a more fun birthday for children 10 and under than a party in KidsTown, USA, where everything child size? You provide all the refreshments and we provide you with a party room for an hour and all-day admission to all Imagination Place museum spaces. To check availability or to book a party, call the Center at (256) 543-2787, ext. 0. Hardin Center Members receive a 10 percent discount.

Up to 20 people* –  $100

Up to 40 people* –  $200

*This includes the birthday child(ren), other children attending, parents, and all adults attending the party.

Birthday parties are available 7 days a week.

 

non-refundable deposit (50% of the total price) is due upon booking your party in order to secure your reservation. Please review the facility before making your deposit. You are welcome to bring your own supplies and set them up yourself 15 minutes before your time slot.

Birthday Party Terms / Rules:

 Terms of Party Room Use:

  • Parties may gain access to party room 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time to set up and must promptly vacate room at scheduled end time to allow staff to prepare for next group. The room should be left clean of ALL party materials at that time.
  • Confetti, silly string, poppers, and funny foam are not allowed anywhere in the museum. Do not tape, tack, or glue items to walls or other painted surfaces.
  • Absolutely NO food or beverages are allowed outside of party room.
  • All party guests must sign in and have their arm bands on before entering Imagination Place.

Museum Rules:

  • No running allowed inside the museum.
  • Do not remove items from exhibits.
  • Climbing is prohibited and is allowed ONLY in the climb-in wall.
  • Tot spot is for guests age 2 and under and their caregiver (adult over 18).
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Shoes must be worn in the museum.
  • For the safety of our young guests the double doors that open onto Broad Street are for emergency exit only. All guests must enter/exit via the Hardin Center.

Imagination Place Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum. Due to the maintenance and staffing requirements of the exhibits some components may be unavailable for use during your party. The museum is open to the public and other visitors may be there during your visit.

You are responsible for informing your guests of all museum rules and agree to be financially responsible for any damage, either willful or accidental, caused by yourself and/or your guests. In the event of circumstances beyond our control that cause us to close our facility (severe weather, power outage, etc.), every effort will be made to reschedule birthday parties. If a new date cannot be agreed upon, deposits will be refunded. This is the only circumstance when deposits will be refunded.

Frequently asked questions:

Am I allowed to bring my own food for the party?

Yes, however, cooking and heating devices are not permitted. We suggest pizza delivery, sub sandwiches, snack foods or similar. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. There is absolutely no food or drink permitted outside of the party room.

How is Museum play time scheduled?

All of our party packages come with unlimited Museum play time for your guests during normal operating hours. When you will play is completely up to you and your guests – the only time scheduled with the Museum is for the party room. We recommend having the children play before using the party room and doing presents and refreshments at the START time of your party in order to avoid running out of time. If you book a late afternoon party (4:30 PM on Friday, 4:30 PM Saturday or 4:00 p.m. on Sunday) you must play before your party. The Museum will be closing the same time your party is ending so you won’t have time to play after your party.

Does the Museum provide any type of programming or entertainment?

The Museum does not provide any programming or child supervision for our birthday party packages. Adults must supervise children during the entirety of their visit. A Museum staff member will be available to assist with set-up, clean-up and to address any needs that may arise during the party.
Am I allowed into the Party Room before the scheduled time to set-up or decorate?
The party host is allowed into the Party Room 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the party. Tables, chairs, and any tableware or supplies provided with the party package purchased will be ready at this time. No tape, tacks and/or glue may be used to secure decorations. You will be held financially responsible for any damage incurred by you and/or your guests.

Am I allowed into the Party Room before the scheduled time to set-up or decorate?

The party host is allowed into the Party Room 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the party. No tape, tacks, and/or glue may be used to secure decorations. You will be held financially responsible for any damage incurred by you and/or your guests.

Am I responsible for the set up and/or clean up of the room?

A Museum staff member will be available to assist with set-up, clean-up and to address any needs that may arise during the party. The party host will be escorted by a Museum staff member 15 minutes prior to the start of the party to set-up any additional decorations and/or food. Please take/throw away any leftover refreshments at the end of your party. Trash cans are available for your use. Our staff will wipe tables, sweep floors and remove trash bags when your party is finished. Please promptly vacate party at the end of your scheduled time.

Where should I park?

You and your guests should park in the municipal parking lot behind the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. Parking on Broad Street is a 2 hour maximum and is strictly enforced. The large double doors that open onto Broad Street are for emergency exit ONLY and will not be opened for any other reason. To ensure the safety of our young visitors all guests must enter/exit via the courtyard of the Mary G. Hardin Center.