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Children's Birthday Parties

Host your child's birthday party with the world's largest dinosaurs! Birthday Party packages are $375 for members (Family Explorer level and higher) and $425 for non-members. 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 $300 value!)
  • Two hours in the private party room set with guest seating and white linens
  • Use of a custom-made birthday “dinosaur throne” for the birthday child
  • T-shirt for birthday child
  • Goodie bags to distribute to child guests

Availability: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 2pm, and 3pm to 5pm. Birthday parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Contact us to request more information on Children’s Birthday Parties.  

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 sing-along. Nature Tales is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

Guest Attendance: Fernbank’s Birthday Party Package includes up to 20 guests. All adults and children (over the age of 2) attending the party will be counted towards your final guest count. Please note, members of the Museum are not deducted from the total guest count. Additional guests are $12 (plus tax) per person. There is a maximum of 40 guests.

Catering: Catering is available for purchase from the 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 (5) days prior to the party date. Standard plastic plates, utensils and napkins will be included with all food orders. 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 (8 slices)
Chicken Nuggets $40 (60 pieces)
Veggie Tray $30 (serves 10)
Fruit, Cheese and Cracker Tray $35 (serves 10)
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 to greet you and escort you to the party room. As the birthday party host, it is your responsibility to distribute the special wristbands that grants exclusive access to the museum and birthday party room to your guests. The Birthday Party Package includes all day museum access. If your group would like to arrive before the scheduled party time to see the museum, wristbands can be picked up and distributed to guests ahead of time.

Decorations: You are welcome to bring decorations such as table cloths, 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 tables with white linens, folding chairs and a dinosaur birthday throne for the birthday child.

Goodie Bags: The Birthday Party Package includes goodie bags for all children attending the party. Goodie bags contain several items from our Museum Store and will vary (some examples include erasers, stickers, small games and toys, etc.). Food is not included in goodie bags.

Reservations: A signed contract 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, 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, including time to set-up and clean-up. Many guests use the room as a “home base” to eat lunch, open presents and then plan to see the museum.

Contact us online or send an email to SpecialEvents@FernbankMuseum.org for more information regarding children’s birthday parties. PLEASE NOTE: Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Holiday hours may vary.