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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 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 three different mixtures at our hands-on investigation stations.  What happens when you mix glue and shaving cream? Create your own piece of artwork to find out.Next, 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. Finally, 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, then compare it to your batch of gluey slime.

ArtVentures

Break out those artistic skills as you explore three 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, use the power of magnets to paint a picture, and watch a marbled design appear using shaving cream and food coloring. Great for all ages, (younger children may need assistance).

Brick Builder

Ages 6-12
We’ve teamed up with Bricks 4 Kidz® for a building party that’s a crowd pleaser for both boy and girl builders alike! All Brick Builder Parties include customized games, projects and challenges, plus bricks galore to keep your builders busy creating and having fun. Choose from three themes: Amusement Park, Super Hero Academy, or Dueling Dragsters.

Classic Party

The DCM Classic Party is the perfect choice for those not interested in our activity party packages. If you are just 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, then the DCM Classic Party is for you! 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
  • One FREE adult per child attending the party

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Pricing

  • 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, $100 for Brick Builders 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) 442-6860 or write to us at THill@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. DCM goodie bags start at $5 per bag.