Celebrate your child’s birthday at the all new Delaware Museum of Nature and Science

Take a trip through exotic and familiar ecosystems around the world and in our own area, or travel back to the Cretaceous period without needing an expensive plane ticket or a time machine. Celebrate at the new Delaware Museum of Nature and Science! We can also come to your location with our Mobile Museum Birthday Outreaches.

Base package: $250 for DelMNS members, $350 for non-members.

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Parties are available Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Base package is $250 for DelMNS members, $350 for non-members, and includes a private party room for two hours for up to 30 people with unlimited access to the public galleries for self-guided exploration. A DelMNS staff member is available to help you during this time.

Set up/Clean up

Hosts may arrive 30 minutes early to set up party room, and have 30 minutes after the allotted 2 hour timeslot to pack up and clean up the party room.


Maximum of 30 people total included in the base package, and allowed in the party room (due to fire-safety codes). All additional guests over 30 must pay regular admission and may not be in the room if 30 people are already there.

What to bring

Bring your own food, decorations and tablecloths. DelMNS does not provide these items.

What NOT to bring

Fire sources (matches, lighters), balloons, glitter, confetti, and sharp utensils are prohibited. DelMNS staff can provide flame sources to light birthday candles.

If your plans change

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled program start time. Refunds are not given for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to your reservation.

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Available add-ons

Live Animal Presentation

Get up close and personal with one of our live animal ambassadors, and learn about their amazing adaptations and abilities from one of our educators! 30 minute program; additional $50 fee.

Museum Tour

Explore our museum with a guided tour of our galleries! 30 minute program; additional $50 fee.

Gift boxes include: Dinosaur Bookmark, Puzzle, Stamper, three temporary tattoos, Bubble Bottle, Coloring Book w/Crayons, Four figurines, Mystery DelMNS Sticker

Dinosaur Gift Boxes

Dinosaur-themed gift boxes filled with fun toys and party favors. Additional $6 per box.

Dinosaur Gift Bundle

A package of larger, dinosaur-themed presents – great for the birthday child. Additional $25 for each package.

Or, bring us to your location with our Mobile Museum Birthday Outreaches!

Have DelMNS come visit you for your birthday party! Mobile Museum Birthday Outreaches bring the fun of the museum to you, with a museum educator coming to your location with a program for your party guests! Options include either a Live Animal Show, where you will learn about and meet some of our live animal ambassadors, or a Fossil Show, where you can interact with fossil specimens and learn about dinosaurs.

Fee for outreach event programs is $175 each and last for one hour. An additional travel fee applies for locations further than 25 miles from the museum.

Please have a reliable adult available to help load/unload live animals, as needed. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled program start time. If you cancel your reservation less than 48 hours prior, you will not receive a refund.