Birthday Parties

Host your little one’s (or their grandparent’s!) birthday at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota!

Host your childs birthday party at the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato

We know how to party!

Celebrate your child’s big day with a party full of play at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota! Whether you have a short guest list or are inviting the whole neighborhood, we offer options for every budget!

The details

Birthday parties may be scheduled during regular Museum hours and are based upon availability. All guests over the age of 12 months are included in the party count.

  • Weekend parties are only available at 10am or 1:30pm.
  • Guests are welcome to bring in outside food. However, it cannot be homemade.
  • We supply basic table coverings in a variety of colors. If you have a specific theme for your party, you can also bring in your own party decorations. Latex balloons are not allowed.
  • For more information or to book a party during Museum hours, please contact us at birthdays@cmsouthernmn.org


Museum members receive 20% off the rates shown. Not a member? Sign up now!

  • 1 – 10 guests: $120 
  • 11 – 20 guests: $145 
  • 21 – 30 guests: $170
  • 1 – 10 guests: $100 
  • 11 – 20 guests: $125 
  • 21 – 30 guests: $150 

Exclusive Party Space

Private celebration space in our Community Room for 90 minutes,

Museum Admission

Admission to the Museum for all party guests is included.

Party Planner

To assist with planning your little one's big day and ensuring every detail is taken care of.

Adventure Parties

Looking for a more personalized experience? Our Adventure Parties are the answer! Adventure parties are facilitated by Museum Educators and feature activities from one of the four themes below. Adventures can be added on to any party (pending availability) for an additional $50 fee.

Inventor’s Lab

Take on the roles of scientists, engineers, and inventors as you create a tool that could be used at the Museum, school, or your home.

Moving Machines

Explore simple machines (levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wheels and axels) and see what they are, how they work, and how they can help us work.

Running Robots

See robots in the world around us and how they work, then take the exploration further by using the Museum’s robotic kits.

Gardening Science

Explore how things are grown, as well as the creatures that help our gardens. Participate in activities with worms and soil, and draw a large-scale drawing to take home.

Check availability

To inquire about hosting a birthday party during normal Museum hours, please fill out the form below. If you are interested in renting the facility after hours, please click here for Museum Rental information.

As part of our current safety protocols, we are not hosting Birthday Parties, Group Visits, or Facility Rentals at this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to offer these programs again once it is safe to do so.

The Children's Museum will be reopening on October 1!

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