Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Indiana State Museum!

Choose from our one-of-a-kind party themes, then get ready to create amazing memories they’ll be talking about long after the party is over! Continue the fun by exploring all three levels of the Indiana State Museum (admission included in party price). Parties are two hours long for up to 20 children and adult participants and are ideal for children ages 3 to 8. (At least one adult is required to attend the party.)

Suggested ages: Children between 3 and 8 years old.

Offered dates: Select Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., subject to availability.

Cost: $250 members (up to 15 people); $325 non-members (up to 15 people); $15 for each additional adult; $10 for each additional child.

Parking: The cost of parking is included in the birthday party package.

Food: We do not provide food and drink. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink for their party.

Registration deadline: Please book your party at least one month in advance. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at booking.

Choose your theme

  • Astronaut Adventures

    Ready for a space adventure? You will explore space through two out of this world activities. Choose from moon dough creation, a glove box experiment or designing your own planet.

  • Ancient Animals

    Step back in time and explore the animals of the past! You will encounter ancient animals in two hands-on activities. You and your birthday guests can make your own fossils, free animals from a glacier, explore how animals stay warm in freezing conditions or make your own animal track art.

  • Transportation Exploration

    Get ready to move! Join us for an exploration into transportation and movement. You will build and experiment with two different transportation-based activities. Choose from a car building experience, racetrack design, aerodynamic airplane construction or painting a skyscape.

  • Engineering Extravaganza

    Test your building and design skills through two engineering activities. Choose from building a mouse house, building and exploring an obstacle course, creating the tallest tower with simple materials and designing and creating a marble maze.

  • Arty Party

    Join us for a creative and messy art-inspired birthday! You will have two chances to create a masterpiece to remember the day. Choose from canvas bag decorating, sculpture creation, icy paint exploration and printmaking.

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Reserve your birthday party today