Birthday Parties at the Academy
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 in a one-of-a-kind way! We offer theme parties for kids who love dinosaurs, butterflies, bugs, and animals. Basic parties and add-on encounters with fossils, live animals, or bugs are available.
All 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 a private party room and expert Academy Birthday Host
Feature all-day museum access and private party tour
- Offer printable party invitations
Book your party today! Call 215-299-1060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme Birthday Party
Throw your child the perfect theme party and let us take care of all the details. A theme birthday party at the Academy includes a private party room, a birthday party host to guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits, and experiences the party guests will talk about all year long.
Choose from the following themes:
New! Theme party items were designed exclusively for the Academy.
Personalized themed birthday cake
Unique science-themed paper goods
- Brightly colored table covers and table decorations
Color changing mood cup for each child guest with matching party theme design
A special birthday gift for the honoree
Pricing for a theme birthday party, not including add-on encounters, is:
- $440 for members (fee is based on a group of up to 20 guests, including adults and children. The birthday child and their parents are free!)
- $470 for nonmembers
For parties larger than 20 people, an additional fee of $12 per additional guest will be added.
Basic Birthday Party
Want to keep it simple but still celebrate in the midst of Philadelphia's famous dinosaurs? Enjoy a private party room and a birthday party host who will guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits.
Pricing for a basic birthday party, not including add-on encounters, is:
- $335 for members (fee is based on a group of up to 20 guests, including adults and children. The birthday child and their parents are free!)
- $375 for nonmembers
For parties larger than 20 people, an additional fee of $10 per additional guest will be added.
|All Academy Encounters are $50 each and can be added to basic or theme parties.
||Handle REAL fossils and museum-quality fossil casts just like a paleontologist. Discover why T.rex’s teeth weren’t that great for eating birthday cake during this private fossil encounter. Have the chance to handle (and take once-in-a-lifetime photos with) REAL fossils.
||Meet a live animal from the Academy’s Live Animal Center! Have the chance to catch up with an Academy teacher naturalist and get an up-close look at a furry, scaly, or feathered member of our Academy team!
||Encounter some REAL LIVE Academy creepy crawlies and discover what makes bugs so super cool! Meet a live “bug” (insect or arachnid) you and your guests will never forget, during this private bug encounter.
Choose a delicious food package from 12th Street Catering, and we’ll take care of everything.
All prices are per person so you can mix and match from the menu.
|Birthday Party Food Packages
|Hot Dog Package
||Includes all beef hot dog, chips, and choice of juice boxes, milk, chocolate milk, or small bottle of water
|$7.30 per person
|Pizza Party Package
||Includes plain cheese pizza with choice of juice box, milk, chocolate milk, or small bottle of water
|$8.95 per person
Additional pies available for $14.95
|Chicken Tenders and French Fries Package
||Includes chicken tenders, fries, choice of juice box, milk, chocolate milk, or small bottle of water
||$9.75 per person
||Includes chips, sliced deli pickles, condiments, assorted sandwiches including turkey, ham, roast beef, grilled vegetable, chicken salad, or tuna salad on your choice of whole grain, pumpernickel, or white roll
||$12.95 per person
|Wrap Sandwich Platter
||Includes chips, sliced deli pickles, condiments, assorted wraps including turkey, ham, roast beef, grilled vegetable, chicken salad, or tuna salad on your choice of flour, wheat, or spinach wraps.
||$13.95 per person
||Additional drinks beyond those included in the packages
|Coffee and Tea - $2.25 per person
Ice Tea & Lemonade - $1.95 per person
Soda and Water - $2.50 per person
||Cookies or Brownies - $2.95 per person
||Ice Cream Cups - $1.50 per person
||Fresh Fruit Salad - $4.50 per person
||Soft Pretzel with Mustard and Cheese for dipping- $1.25 per person
||Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, or Garden Salad - $3.95 per person
||Individual Bags of Chips - $1.25 per person
Send every guest home with a one-of-a-kind gift. Select a package with goodies from the Academy Gift Shop.
Grab Bags (Must be ordered at least five days prior to scheduled party and can be ordered at a per child basis)
Academy Logo Mood Pencil, Eraser, and a collectable Silver Dinosaur Coin
Academy Logo Mood Pencil, Eraser, Collectable Silver Dinosaur Coin, and an Academy Logo popper toy
Academy Logo Drawstring Backpack and collectible silver dinosaur coin
Download and print special invitations for your child's birthday!
Call 215-299-1060 or email email@example.com to talk to our Reservations Office to set up your birthday party.