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A DCM Birthday is one they’ll remember!

We currently offer four birthday party packages, making it easy to find the perfect package that best suits the interests of the birthday child. Choose from three separate parties that include hands-on, fun, interactive and educational activities or you can choose the Classic Party for a room only option. Please note that most of our party packages are recommended for ages 3 and up.

Activity Birthday Parties:

Slime Buffet

Calling all amateur scientists!  Roll up your sleeves and experiment with two different mixtures at our hands-on investigation stations.  Select your favorite embellishments from our “slime buffet” and mix them together with glue, water and Borax to create an ooey-gooey polymer that you can take home. Next, dip your fingers into some freshly-made oobleck to round out your observations. Discover what happens when you try to pick up this cornstarch and water mixture, and then compare it to your batch of gluey slime. Great for all ages (younger children may need assistance).


Break out those artistic skills as you explore two different mediums to create your very own portfolio to take home. You’ll be able to watch salt crystals chase away the pigment of watercolor leaving a dazzling texture and watch a marbled design appear using shaving cream and water color. Great for all ages (younger children may need assistance).

Under the Sea

Ages 1-3
This party is sure to be a big splash with our youngest aquatic explorers. Kids can enjoy a variety of tactile, creative experiences at several hands-on learning and play stations. Plunge your hands into a bin of colorful water beads…what sea creatures can you find hiding inside? Next, select several sea-themed stamps to create a unique underwater scene. Then, add gravel, plants and an aquatic animal of your choice to complete your own take-home aquarium jar. Finish your party with a trip to the DCM’s touch tank aquarium to learn more about the various sea creatures swimming inside. (Ages 1-3)

Classic Party

The DCM Classic Party Package is the perfect choice for those looking for the option to have a private room to enjoy birthday cake and gifts, while spending the rest of your time playing in the Museum! Includes:

  • All-day access to the entire Museum for up to ten children during regular hours of operation
  • One hour in a private birthday room
  • A DCM Birthday Party Helper who will help with food (not included), setup, and cleanup
  • Discounts in the Fun in Store gift shop for you and your guests
  • Colorful table settings (optional)
  • Two FREE adults per birthday child
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  • Activity Party
    • Member: $225 for up to 10 children
    • Nonmember: $250 for up to 10 children
    • additional children: $22.50
    • additional adults: $7.50
    • Deposit: $75 required at time of booking, applied to party balance, non-refundable
  • Classic Party: $149
    • additional children: $15
    • additional adults: $7.50
    • Deposit: $75 required at time of booking, applied to party balance, non-refundable

To book your DCM birthday party, please call (302) 654-2340 or write to us at rvice@delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Please note: Birthday party package fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. All prices are subject to change without notice. In order to receive Member pricing, the DCM membership cardholder is required to book the party and present a valid membership card at check-in on the party date.

Though we do welcome decorations, the Museum does not allow latex or mylar balloons (due to possible allergies and potential fire protection system set-off), piñatas, or confetti/glitter.

We do offer special membership pricing, so if you’re a member let us know! Members get a 10% discount on Classic Parties.