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Children's Birthday Parties

Host your child's birthday party with the world's largest dinosaurs! Birthday Party packages are $400 for members (Family Explorer level and higher) and $450 for nonmembers. Not a member? Join today

Fernbank's Birthday Party Package includes:

  • Unlimited access to Fernbank exhibits, WildWoods and Fernbank Forest for up to 20 guests (includes children and adults — a $500 value!)
  • Two hours in the private party room set with guest seating (a $1,000 value!)
  • Use of a custom-made birthday “dinosaur throne” for the birthday child
  • A downloadable invitation to notify guests

Availability: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Birthday parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please be advised that we can only book parties two months out. 


Additional Activities: Make your party special by adding on an additional activity! All activities are led by a Fernbank educator and must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

  • Live Animal Encounter $150: Children can participate in an up-close encounter with two live animals from the museum’s collection. Party guests will learn fascinating facts about amphibians, reptiles or invertebrates. Animal Encounters are for children ages 5 and older.
  • Cool Chemistry $150: Children will be able to learn fun facts about chemistry and see two live chemistry experiments. Cool Chemistry is recommended for ages 3 and older.
  • Nature Tales $100: Children enjoy a special story and a fun singalong. Nature Tales is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

Giant Screen Theater:  Specific showtimes vary by date and are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. View exact showtimes when you visit the museum.

Guest Attendance:  Fernbank’s Birthday Party Package includes access to the party room for up to 20 guests. When confirming the total number of guests attending the party, please include the host family, museum members, adults, and children over the age of 2. Should your party be over 20 guests, each additional guest is $18 (plus tax) per person. Due to the size of the party room, there is a maximum of 40 total guests.

Catering: Catering is available for purchase from our Fernbank Café. With the exception of a birthday cake or dessert, no outside food is permitted. Catering orders must be received and paid for five business days prior to the party date. Standard plastic plates, utensils and napkins are available upon request. Food and drink will be delivered to the party room at a designated time. Please note: Fernbank staff is not available to serve food.

Birthday Party Package Lunch Options*
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $20 (eight slices)
Fruit, Cheese and Cracker Tray $40 (serves 20)
Hot Dog and Chips $4 each
Soda or Bottle Water $2 each
Juice Boxes or Milk $1.50 each

*Sales tax is added to all food items.

Arrival/Access: A Fernbank staff member will be on site 30 minutes before the party to greet you and escort you to the party room. Fernbank’s Birthday Party Package includes all-day museum access. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (WildWoods until 4:30 p.m.).

Decorations: You are welcome to bring in decorations such as tablecloths, centerpieces, decorative party hats, napkins, plates and cups. Decorations hung from the walls or ceilings, glitter and helium balloons are not permitted. Fernbank will provide table coverings, folding chairs and a dinosaur birthday throne.

Reservations: A completed online form and payment must be received to reserve your party date. Payment for additional charges — catering, additional activities and additional guests — is due prior to the start of party. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, 50% of the birthday fees are refundable.

Private Party Room: Our private party room is located on the Upper Level of the museum. The total time reserved for your group in the party room is two hours. Tables will be set up and spread out to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

Contact us online or send an email to for more information regarding children’s birthday parties. PLEASE NOTE: Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Holiday hours may vary.