Birthday Parties at the Academy

blowing out the candles at an Academy birthday party

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 with dinosaurs, butterflies, hands-on activities, and personalized attention from our staff.

Our Birthday Parties…

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

Basic Birthday Party

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

Theme Birthday Party

Enjoy a private party room and a host to guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits. Select a dinosaur, animal, or butterfly theme. Includes take-home party favors, colorful paper goods, cake, and a special gift for the honoree.

  • $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.

Optional Naturalist Additions

  • 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

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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