Birthday Party FAQ

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.