Birthday Parties at the Academy

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With a T. rex that has celebrated millions of birthdays, the Academy really knows how to throw a party!

Celebrate your child’s special day and let us do all the work! We offer theme parties for kids who love dinosaurs, butterflies, bugs, and animals, plus basic parties and optional add-on encounters with live animals and experts. 

Our Birthday Parties…

  • Are for children ages 3 and up
  • Are two hours long
  • Are available at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Include free admission to the museum

Book your party today! Call 215-299-1060 or email reservations@ansp.org.

Theme Birthday Party

Throw your child the perfect theme party and let us take care of all the details. With a theme birthday party at the Academy, you get a private party room and a host to guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits.Birthday Party Group

Choose from the following themes: 

  • Dinosaur
  • Animal
  • Bugs (NEW!)
  • Butterfly

Leave all the errands to us, from picking up the cake to putting together the favors. We'll make sure you have the following items to match your theme: 

  • Birthday Cake
  • Paper goods
  • Party Favors
  • A special gift for the honoree

Pricing for a theme birthday party, not including add-on experiences, is:

  • $390 for members (fee is based on a group of up to 20 guests—this includes adults and children)
  • $430 for non-members
For parties larger than 20 people, there will be an additional fee of $12 per additional guest.

Basic Birthday PartyBirthday Party Boys

Want to keep it simple but still celebrate in the same building as Philadelphia's famous dinosaurs? Enjoy a private party room and a host who will guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits.

  • $305 for members (fee is based on a group of up to 20 guests—this includes adults and children)
  • $325 for nonmembers
  • For parties larger than 20 people, there will be an additional fee of $10 per additional guest

Add-on Experiences

  • Add an animal encounter: Meet with a live animal and keeper and ask all the questions you ever wanted to know about animals. $50
  • Add a paleo talk:Talk to a dinosaur expert about dinosaurs and fossils. $50
  • Add a live bug encounter! Meet one of our creepy crawlies and find out what makes this critter so special. $50

Deposits, Payment, and Refund

A $100 deposit is due upon reservation. Full payment is due 15 days before the party.

Any cancellations made more than 14 days before the party will be refunded in full. Cancellations made within 14 days of the party will lose the $100 deposit. Any cancellations made the week of your party will not be refunded.

Call 215-299-1060 to set up your birthday party.


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