Extended Holiday Hours! Open 9:30am-3:30pm 11/22, 11/24, 12/20-22 & 12/27-29

Thank you for considering the Akron Children's Museum for your birthday party!Polly

Celebrate your child with a birthday party at the place where kids can let loose, learn, and explore: the Akron Children’s Museum! Your child and their friends will have big fun throughout our interactive exhibits during an action-packed 2-hour affair. You’ll see it’s no surprise the museum is rated in akronlife.com’s Best of City Hall of Fame. 

Enjoy refreshments in your party space where you may bring your own cake, ice cream, and drinks for the celebration. Fuel the party with catering by the Lock 3 Café! Choose to keep the fun going by adding on a special keepsake craft activity to any party! 


Party Room

We are happy to offer 2 hour time slots 

9:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

• Ask us about rates for weeknight parties.

Your party is welcome to stay at the museum as long as you like during open hours; however, the party space can only be used during your reserved time slot. 

Choose from four different party packages:

1) Little Monster Party

$199.00 for up to 25 guests (adults and children)*

This package includes:

  • One table for every 6 people, plus a table for food
  • Birthday party chair
  • Museum access

2) Mini Monster Mission Party

$299 for up to 25 guests (adults and children) for Monster Mission Course + Museum Access 

This package includes:

  • One table for every 6 people, plus a table for food
  • Birthday party chair

3) All-Inclusive Party

$350.00 for up to 25 guests (adults and children)*

This package includes above items, plus:

  • Monster Scavenger Hunt
  • Postcard Party Invitations
  • Make & Take Activity
  • Table Cloths
  • Party Favors

4) Private Party

$325 to have the museum all to yourself for 2 hours.  
$75/hour for each additional hour.

All parties should include at least 1 adult for every 4 children. 
*Extra guests are $5/person with max. of 50 people. 

ACM Members receive 10% off base price.

Add-ons: Party Pleasers

Let's Get Artsy! is a 45 minute Exploratory Painting pARTY! This is a creative opportunity for your party guests to explore fun ways to apply paints onto canvas. Participants will create unique and colorful masterpieces that they will be able to take home! This experience is $10 per child (minimum of 10 children).

Let's Play Happy Birthday! is a 30 minute interactive performance. Creative movement allows little ones to express themselves in a safe and open environment, as well as providing an excellent outlet for creativity, energy, and fun! This performance will keep your birthday guests entertained through songs, stories, and games that use imaginative play as a foundation for learning. This experience is $99 for up to 25 children.

Shake it! Make it! Ice Cream! gives your party goers the chance to experience the science and mystery of turning simple ingredients into ice cream, then finishing it off with their favorite toppings! Your party guests will have a blast learning how to make their own ice cream and will be talking about it long after their last bite! This experience is $5 per child.

Explore LEGOS! is private free-play time during your party.  Up to 25 of your guests will have use of  a building baseplate and building challenge cards to use while create fun things like a robot, a bridge, something that can fly, or a car.  Or children may use their imagination and build anything their hearts desire.  Don't forget to snap a pic of the guests with their creations to send with your birthday thank-you note or text! This experience $50 for up to 25 children.

Explore Trains! is a private free-play time during your party.  Your guests will receive have use of a variety of wooden trains and tracks while visiting the museum.  Challenge your party-goers to see how long of a track they can design together, then stand back and watch all of the fun they will have making the trains go! This experience is $50 for up to 25 children.

Add-ons: Party Favors

$5.99 per child

Let us help you make your party pop with fun favors for the birthday girl or boy's guests to take home. 


Take-Home Slime Kit

Animal Mask + 2 surprise items

Monster Crown Craft Kit + 2 surprise items

Surprise items could include a mini monster kit, mini airplane kit, mini monster camera, mini magnifying glass, mini slime, or mini bubbles, or tattoo.

Add-ons: Make & Take Crafts

$5.99 per child

Want a fun activity for your party guests to make while at the museum?  Choose from these self-guided crafts.


Decorate Your Own Visor 

Make Your Own Super Hero Mask 

Make Your Own Monster Crown

Call us at 330.396.6103 or e-mail susan [at] akronkids.org to book your party and to ask any questions!

Food & Beverage Options

You have two great food options to fuel your party!

1) Select from the onsite Lock 3 Cafe menu of items no later than one week prior to your party.  

2) You may fuel your party with the food of your choice when you pay a $20 fee to the Lock 3 Cafe.  

We are pleased to offer our visitors convenient access to food and snacks that may be purchased from our building partner, Lock 3's Cafe, owned and managed by the City of Akron.  

Download our Full Birthday Party Policy