Find the party theme of your choice to design unforgettable birthday fun! Our Very, Very Special Birthday, TotSpot, Paint, and Messy birthday parties all include a full day of play throughout the Museum galleries for all of your guests. To start your party planning, you can complete our online form, email us at or call (516) 224-5871. Tours to see the party space are by appointment only.

Party Themes

ALL ABOARD THE PARTY EXPRESS!: Ages 3-7  Back for a limited time! (June 1 - September 8)

Choo, choo! Get on board to celebrate a special birthday in a big way!
It's full steam ahead, as our party crew conducts the perfect party for your group of train enthusiasts. This birthday bash makes stops in the Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails! exhibit and in our party room station where your party passengers will decorate their own trains and get an LICM train whistle to take home.
Note: All Aboard the Party Express is available days (Wed-Sun) and times below from June 1, 2024 - September 8, 2024.

A wooden toy train, with a blue, yellow and pink marker above it, and colorful text "All Aboard" to the left and under the train.

Get in on the fun before this party departs the LICM station!

TOTSPOT:  Ages 5 and under

Treat your kiddos to exclusive play time in the TotSpot gallery - a toddler favorite! Enjoy exploration time and add to the fun with a crafty takeaway.*

A child sitting at a table with her hand on their cheek while coloring a paper drum.

Shake up the party and embellish your own instrument!

MESSY:  Ages 3+ 

The perfect party for those who love hands-on messy fun. Enjoy slime concoctions, oobleck confections and sand creations at this ooey, gooey party! Leave the clean-up to us!*

A group of children standing at a table swearing aprons while adding colorful beads and pom poms to their slime.

Children play with oobleck, create sand art, and customize their own slime with mix-ins like pom poms, glitter, beads, and more!

PAINT:  Ages 4+

Celebrate your little masterpiece's big day with a party centered on creativity. Party guests slip into smocks and step up to their canvases to create their own frame-worthy art.*

A green room with tables set up in a U shape facing a large aisle, and at each seat of the tables there is a canvas and apron.

Choose from a selection of painting options. Paint parties include guided instruction and all supplies.

*Bring the food and non-alcoholic beverages or your choice. Our party space has a capacity of 40 people, including children and adults.


Wednesday - Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm;  2:30 – 4:30 pm

Parties Include

  • Exclusive use of private party room    
  • Education staff to facilitate themed activity
  • Set-up and clean-up
  • Invitations
  • Paper goods
  • LICM T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Free Admission to the Museum for all guests on the day of the party
  • Two-for-one return visit coupons for child guests
  • 15 child guests (additional child guests extra; adults are free)
  • Discount for LICM Members


  • $750 for the first 15 guests. $25 for each additional guest. LICM Members receive a discount.
Museum studio with purple walls, six party tables set up and Happy Birthday banner on wall.

Enjoy exclusive use of one of LICM's party rooms for your celebration

Enjoy all day play! With all day admission, your guests can enjoy hours of exciting activities and exploration.

Party Favors

  • Let LICM handle your Goody Bags: Customized favor bags are available from the Museum Store starting at $7.50. Call the Museum Store at (516) 224-5814 to make arrangements. Member store discounts apply.
  • Gift Cards for Guests: Let your guests select their own souvenir from the Museum Store or take a spin on Nunley's carousel with gift cards instead of a traditional favor. Let our birthday party team know when booking your party and we will arrange gift cards for an additional $10 for each child guest.
A white giftcard with LICM logo, stacked colorful blocks and blue bubbles against a multi-colored tissue paper background.

Simplify party favors by giving each guest a gift card to use on Nunley's Carousel rides or a souvenir from the Museum Store!

Start your Reservation

Choose your party theme and fill out our online form, email us at or give us a call at (516) 224-5871 to find a party date and price. Tours to see the party space are by appointment only. For more birthday party details, see our Birthday Party FAQ.
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Need Something Else?

See our rental details to rent a space at LICM for a custom party made to your specifications, or host up to 60 guests at a Nunley's Carousel Birthday Party.