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Birthday Parties

What time is the party?

Available time slots:

Sunday

1 – 3pm
4 – 6pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

4 – 6pm

Saturday

10am – 12pm
1 – 3pm
4 – 6pm

Download a Reservation Form

Celebrate at the Museum

Hosting your child’s birthday party is a piece of cake!

From invitations to room set-up—we’ve got your celebration covered. Choose from three different party packages all including a private party room and special tour led by one of our Museum Discovery Guides. Add on balloons, food, and even a take home activity kit such as slime!

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Birthday Party Guidelines and Policies

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. Final party balance is due 15 business days prior to the party. We suggest that you call and make your reservation at least 2 to 3 months in advance. At least two weeks’ notice is required to book a party and is subject to availability.

You may bring in cake, ice cream, drinks, goody bags, and a cooler with ice; the Museum does not allow outside food. We offer catering from our Fresh Café at an additional cost.

For More Information

Anna Nguyen
Birthday Party Coordinator

(713) 535-7212
birthdays@cmhouston.org

What time is the party?

Available time slots:

Sunday

1 – 3pm
4 – 6pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

4 – 6pm

Saturday

10am – 12pm
1 – 3pm
4 – 6pm

Download a Reservation Form

What Parents are Saying

“ We had an AWESOME time. Everything went smoothly and the kids LOVED every moment of it. Our host was AWESOME and the chicken tender tray was yummy.”

Brandi Hamilton

Parent

What Parents are Saying

“ The party room was beautifully decorated—the color scheme of the tablecloths matched exactly with my cake, balloons and goodie bags! The food came right on time too. Our host, George, was helpful and professional. He constantly offered assistance.”

Loralee Nguyen

Parent

What Parents are Saying

“Our birthday party was fantastic! Your employees were so helpful, professional, and hard working. Our party coordinator went above and beyond to make everything flow smoothly and I appreciated it so much!”

Tanya Island

Parent

Party Packages

Choose your perfect party from three different packages.
Members receive additional discounts!

Simply Wonderful Party Package

Recommended for ages 1+.

This package is perfect for birthday boys and girls of any age! Enjoy a one-hour guided museum tour and private room for the celebration. Bring your own cake, ice cream, drinks and decorations and let us take care of your catering needs for an additional cost.

Member Pricing
$275
Non-Member Pricing
$325

What’s Included

  • Museum admission for up to 20 children (ages 1 to 15)
  • Museum admission for all adult chaperones (ages 16+)
  • Party room with chairs and covered tables
  • 20 postcard invitations
  • Guided tour with a Discovery Guide
  • $5  Museum garage parking for guests
  • Free Museum garage parking for the parents of the birthday child

Anything I Want to Be Party Package

Recommended for ages 6+

Take your party to the next level by fulfilling your child’s dream of becoming a veterinarian, super scientist, doctor or even a rock star! An exclusive keepsake gift for the birthday child is included to keep the dream alive.

Member Pricing
$400
Non-Member Pricing
$450

What’s Included

Your choice of "Anything I Want to Be" Role:

  • Veterinarian: Tour starts with the Kidtropolis Vet Clinic
  • Super Scientist: Tour starts with the Science Station
  • Doctor: Tour starts at the Power Science Lab
  • Karaoke Rock Star: Hosted in the Museum's Auditorium on stage

Plus:

  • Exclusive keepsake gift for the birthday child,
  • Museum admission for up to 20 children (ages 1 to 15)
  • Museum admission for all adult chaperones (ages 16+)
  • Party room with chairs and covered tables
  • 20 postcard invitations
  • Guided tour with a Discovery Guide
  • $5  Museum garage parking for guests
  • Free Museum garage parking for the parents of the birthday child
  • One free general admission per child for a return visit

SECRET Agent Party Package

Recommended for ages 6+.

Experience the ultimate live-action spy game. Agents crack codes, uncover clues and outsmart the enemy as they discover what’s hidden in plain sight throughout the museum.  Gear up and become SECRET agents.

Member Pricing
$400
Non-Member Pricing
$450

What’s Included

  • Museum admission and SECRET mission for the birthday boy or girl plus 10 agents ages 6 to 15 (additional agents $20 each)
  • Museum admission for all adult chaperones (ages 16+; does not include mission)
  • Party room with chairs and covered tables
  • SECRET Wrist Codex (spy gear, drawstring backpack, lanyard and a pin) for each agent
  • One free general admission per child for a return visit
  • $5  Museum garage parking for guests
  • Free Museum garage parking for the parents of the birthday child
  • Additional guests who do not wish to play SECRET will be charged $12 for general admission to the museum.

Additional Party Add-Ons

Add-On

Balloons

Add some extra fun to the party with balloons—the perfect decoration.

$1 per balloon

Add-On

Super Slime

What's a party without slime?
Take home some fun!

$8 per child, age 6+

Add-On

Jitter Critters

Make a simple machine which can vibrate and scoot in circles—the perfect party favor.

$8 per child, age 5+

Add-On

Catering

From pizzas to healthy fruit trays, we bring the best snacks and treats from our Fresh Café!

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How early can I arrive to start setting up for my party?

Our Party Host will be available with a cart 20 minutes prior to your designated start time to assist you and take you to your private party room. We do not have space to store any items earlier than 20 minutes before the party begins or any time after the party is scheduled to end.

What am I responsible for?

Museum staff is not allowed to handle any food or drinks including passing plates to guests or cleaning up after the party. Also, unless you have ordered food from our Fresh Café, paper goods (plates, napkins, etc.) are not provided. We will cover all tables with plastic table covers and set up chairs for adults and children.

Can I bring my own decorations?

You are welcome to decorate as much as you'd like in your party room. Just keep in mind that you will only have 20 minutes prior to start time to decorate. Also, we ask that you limit decorations to table top pieces and balloons. We do not allow anything to be attached to party room walls, doors, or ceilings. We also do not allow piñatas, Silly String, or confetti.

Will I be charged for adults attending the party?

Additional adults (ages 16+) with or without children are free, but we ask that you keep in mind that total room capacity is 40 guests.

How long do I have in the party room?

Your package includes approximately one hour in a private party room. You can choose to add one of our fabulous activities with a take-home craft, bring in your own entertainer (with prior approval), eat cake and ice cream, or add on one of our healthy food options from our Fresh Café!

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