All birthday parties take place in our third floor auditorium, which will be set up with two 8' tables in front of the stage, as well as tables along the wall for you to keep cake and presents ready.
For the scavenger hunt, teams of children, each led by one of our party instructors, go into the exhibit hall to follow clues and answer questions about what they see.
You may arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled time of the party. Guests should arrive 5 minutes early – parties must begin on time in order to allow for all scheduled activities.
We provide a large Happy Birthday banner. You may bring any table decorations you like, and crepe paper may be attached to railings around the room. Helium balloons are NOT permitted.
We provide all paper goods for each child. You are responsible for the cake, candles, and any serving utensils. We recommend cupcakes to make everything easier! You may bring other snacks for your guests as well.
Yes! Several local pizzerias deliver to the Museum. Please ask if you would like more information. We recommend that you have the pizza delivered a half hour before the end of your party to be sure there is adequate time.
Extra children, up to a maximum of 25, may be included for $8.00 per child ($13.00 deluxe). The Yale Peabody Museum will provide two or three lead staff members for each birthday party, depending on the number of children at the party. In addition, one or more trained high school volunteers may serve as assistants. It is helpful for us to know how many children will be attending as early as possible to ensure adequate staffing.