Find the party theme of your choice to design unforgettable birthday fun! To start your party planning, you can complete our online form, email us at birthdays@licm.org or call (516) 224-5871. Want to visit us? Kindly contact us to confirm an appointment before dropping by.

Choose from our Birthday Bash or Birthday Blowout themes! Enhance your party with additional Birthday Add-ons and Extras.

Birthday Blowout

Cost: $475 (Members save 10-15% on base price)

Cost per Additional Child: $20

Birthday Blowout Includes:

  • Exclusive use of private party room for 90 to 120 minutes, based on day of the week
  • Take home items for child guests
  • Education staff to facilitate themed activity
  • Set-up and clean-up
  • Invitations
  • Paper goods, banner and decorations
  • 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
  • 10 child guests (additional child guests extra)
  • Exclusive use of TotSpot exhibit for Bubblemania or Messy Merriment party themes only
  • Options for Birthday Add-ons and Extras​
thomas train party decorations

Spotlight: All Aboard the Party Express! Available for a limited time only: January 18 – May 10, 2020.

Available Themes:

All Aboard the Party Express: Ages 3+

Choo, Choo! Get on board to celebrate a special birthday in a big way! Children will learn about friendship, collaboration and communication by playing together as a team of train conductors. This birthday blowout makes stops in the Thomas & 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. Available for a limited time, while Thomas & Friends is in residence: January 18 through May 10, 2020.

Bubblemania: Ages 2-5

Blow up your party big time with exlusive playtime in the TotSpot gallery, and enjoy big bubble fun in the Bubbles gallery. Then, select your choice of a themed activity: Music & Movement, Art or an Animal Encounter. Weekend availbility for Bubblemania theme is limited to 10:30 am - noon.

Messy MerrimentAges 3-5

Enjoy messy fun and leave the clean up to us! Play with slime, oobleck, clean "mud" and more at this multi-sensory birthday blowout! Also includes private access to the popular TotSpot gallery! 

Paint, Play and Party: 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 easels to create their own frame-worthy piece of art.  Then, enjoy museum play before moving into your private party room. ​

Treasure Trove: Ages 5+

X marks the spot in this adventure-themed party! Your crew of treasure hunters will explore map reading skills as you search through the Museum for buried treasure.  Carry loot home in a personalized treasure chest to remember the fun.

Birthday Bash

Cost: $425 (Members save 10-15% on base price)

Cost per Additional Child: $15

Birthday Bash Includes:

  • Exclusive use of private party room for 90 to 120 minutes, based on day of the week
  • 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
  • 10 child guests (additional child guests extra)
  • Options for Birthday Add-ons and Extras​

Available Themes:

Story Art: Ages 3-5 

Start the party with a circle time story, selected by the birthday child from a list of favorite books.  Then move on to craft time to create an artistic souvenir inspired by your story.  

Weird Science: Ages 5+

Calling all mad scientists!  Join us in the LICM lab and concoct the perfect celebration.  Experiment with solids, liquids and gases, play with slime and meet one of our animal friends.

Spy School: Ages 7+

Become a secret agent! Crack and send coded messages, blend into your surroundings and work with your team of private investigators to solve a mystery at the Museum.  

All Available Party Times:

  • Wednesday - Friday from 5 - 7 pm (2 hours)
  • Weekends from 10:30 am - noon; 1 - 2:30 pm; 3:30 - 5:00 pm (90 minutes)

Note: Weekend parties limited to 10:30 am - noon for Bubblemania.

Adults are included free of charge. Maximum capacity is 40 guests including children and adults. Have more than 40 guests? See our Museum rental options.
 

Birthday Add-Ons and Extras:

Food & Cake

  • Pizza Package: 3 cheese pizzas and apple juice or lemonade. $50
  • Additional Pizzas: $16.50 each
  • Cake Package: Quarter sheet cake, ice cream and cake layers: $40
  • Pizza & Cake Package: $85
  • Bringing your own food is also permitted.

Goody Bags

Custom party favors start at $5 per bag. Call the Museum Store at (516) 224-5814 to build your custom party favors. Member store discounts apply.

Add-Ons: $75

Extend your party by half hour to add a specialized activity to make your day even more memorable.

Slime Time: Add some LICM slime to your collection! Party guests add their choice of mix-ins to our homemade slime, including pom poms, liquid watercolors, gemstones, beads and more. Recommended ages 2+

Climb-It Scavenger Hunt: Finders keepers! This add-on gives your guests exclusive time in our popular Climb-It exhibit while they hunt for hidden prizes. For ages 4+ (due to exhibit height/age requirements).

Animal Encounter: Party like an LICM animal! Invite three of our LICM animals to your party to add to the excitement. Children will get to greet, learn about and pet the animal guests. Recommended ages 2+

Cupcake Champion Challenge: Make your party extra sweet with this edible add-on! Children each receive a frosted cupcake to decorate with goodies from our decoration bar. The Birthday child is the judge and everyone gets an award! Recommended ages 4+

Silly Sounds: Music makes a party! After decorating their own paper/cardboard instruments, guests can continue the party all the way home. Recommended ages 2+

Green Thumb: (seasonal) Little gardeners and plant lovers alike will adore this nature themed activity! Children receive their own plant pots to decorate and seeds to plant inside them. At the end of the party, children take home thieir plants to watch them grow all season long. Recommended ages 3+

More Questions? 

Download our Birthday FAQs (PDF)

Don't forget: Members save up to 15% on parties! 

Make all of your party wishes come true! Create a wish list from the selection of toys, games, crafts and more in our Museum Store with the help of our personal shoppers. Guests can order ahead and pick up their wrapped gift as they arrive for the party.

Start your Reservation

Choose your party theme and fill out our online form, email us at birthdays@licm.org or give us a call at (516) 224-5871 to find a party date.
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