Birthday Parties FAQ
Q: Does the 25 guests in the package mean only children or both kids and adults?
A: The 25 guests include anyone 3 years of age and up. Additional guests can be added at the Group rate, person for our Gallery, IMAX, and Lab packages. Please ask membership specialist for more details.
Q: What if I have last minute guests that RSVP, can I pay for them at the door?
A. Yes, you would pay for them the day of your party when you check-in at the Membership Desk.
Q. Is there a host in the room?
A. You will have a Membership Associate that will assist you throughout your time in the party room. However, we do not provide a full time staff member in the room with you.
Q. Are parents of the birthday child included in the guests count?
A. Yes, unless you are a member.
Q. Do you have a fridge to store a cake?
A. We do have fridge space for your cake. We will supply a cart to store your items until needed. You can bring in an ice chest to keep food cold.
Q. Do I have to be a member to book a birthday party at The Tech Museum?
A. Yes. Birthday Parties are an exclusive benefit for the following Membership Levels:
Family & Friends, Sustaining, and Explorer. You must be a current member of The Tech Museum in order to book a birthday party.
Q. Do you provide catering?
A. We do not provide catering. We can recommend caterers/restaurants in the area or you can provide your own catering. Our onsite Café Primavera offers catering.
Q. How far in advance do I need to make my reservation?
A. To reserve your birthday party we need at least two weeks notice for our Gallery and IMAX packages and three weeks notice for our Lab packages. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required and is deducted from the package price.
Q. When does the balance and final headcount need to be paid?
A. The final balance should be paid no later than the day of your party. We will need your final headcount (both children and adults) no later than the Wednesday before your party.
Q. What supplies do I need to bring i.e. table cloths, decorations, etc?
A. The tables and chairs are in the room. You will need to bring the following items: cups, candles, cake knife, lighter, and birthday cake. You can bring in decorations, and balloons. The balloons need to be weighted.