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Host a Birthday Party

Girls build trains during an All Aboard! Train Construction Party
Photo by Kevin Allen

The National Building Museum offers exciting birthday party opportunities for children turning ages 3-11. Parties at the Museum feature hands-on, interactive activities with construction and building themes.

All parties include:

  • Use of the Museum's party space
  • Tables and chairs
  • Party favors
  • A National Building Museum t-shirt for the birthday child
  • Complimentary tickets to the Museum's exhibitions for you and all of your guests
  • A Museum teacher to lead activities, read a story, and help supervise children

Birthday parties are a members only benefit and can be booked by Museum members at the Family Level or higher. Learn more about becoming a member and its other great benefits!

Party News:

Parties are now sold out through March. Log in as a member now to check out birthday party dates from late April - June, 2016.

The National Building Museum's Great Hall will be closed from April 30, 2015 – May 16, 2016 as we replace our carpeting. All of the Museum's exhibitions will remain open, as will our classroom spaces. Though birthday parties usually involve a brief building tour, parties will not be substantially affected.

How to Book a Party:


1. Check out our parties for 3 to 6 year olds or 6 to 11 year olds.

2. Review our Policies and Guidelines.

3. Choose an Available Date and Time.

Questions? Review our FAQs or contact us by email at