Celebrate the explorer in your little one
Birthday Parties for Children
Saturdays: 10–11:30am, 12:30–2pm, 3–4:30pm Sundays: 12:30–2pm,3–4:30pm
Starting At: Members $285 Non-members $325 Premium Party: Members $325 Non-members $375
Party packages include:
- All-day admission for 30 guests to all 11 permanent exhibit halls (retail valued at $495, significant savings on party packages)
- A 90-minute room rental to celebrate in style
- A 30-minute set up window to prepare your party room
- Your own birthday party host to help you from setup to cleanup
- Science-based party themes with age-appropriate birthday activities, conducted by your host
- A complimentary parking space in a secure lot for one vehicle for the party family
Free Themed Party Invitations
Your guests should be excited for their scientifically awesome party before they even arrive, so we've created invitations for every theme! These designs are perfect for any party themes offered at the Perot Museum. Click below to download free Perot Museum birthday invitations for every theme, and get the word out!
Quality Food and Drink
Our in-house caterer, Wolfgang Puck, provides stress-free food and drink options for all price ranges. Our friendly staff will bring it to your room at the designated time, and prep your food and drinks for guests. Once you've all had your fill, they'll pop back in and take care of cleanup! Pricing varies, so please fill out the catering request form below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gift Bags and Giveaways
Your party guests can leave with more than memories — get some party gift packages from the Museum Shop! With exciting options like bags, water bottles and other fun toys, you can be sure you're getting something special. Pricing varies, so please fill out the order form below or contact email@example.com for more information.
Special Exhibition and Theater Tickets
Access to our general exhibits is included in your birthday party experience, but if you want even more learning, visits to our special exhibition or theater might be the answer! Pricing quotes are available when we confirm your reservation, or by contacting us at 214.756.5763 or FamilyAdventures@perotmuseum.org. Because these tickets are purchased by seat, we will need to order a specific number during booking. We recommend estimating your needs once you've received your RSVPs.
Upgrade to a Premium Party Experience
For the most scientific birthday experience at the Perot Museum, upgrade to a Premium Party. Premium Parties include an extra experiment, party-perfect music from our own Perot Museum playlist and a personalized shout-out message for the birthday child all in one educational bundle. Premium Parties are available for members and non-members.
Helpful Host Package
Have a more personal party experience where two party hosts help every guest have an exciting and educational time. This package is highly encouraged for groups with more than 15 children, or 30 total guests. For $40 per extra host, you’ll have another pair of hands to help with set up, clean up, and engaging your guests!
How to Reserve Your Party
Choose Your Time
Our parties are available at these general times. We’ll work with you to find a specific available time that works for you.
- 10–11:30am, 12:30–2pm or 3–4:30pm
- 12:30–2pm or 3–4:30pm
Choose Your Theme
We offer party themes for all ages! Most themes come with two science activities. We recommend that celebrations for those under age 3 and over age 12 choose the Museum Explorer theme for the best possible party experience.
Choose Your Add-ons
We offer specialty party additions to meet your celebration needs! You can add packages at any time before your event date – or simply upgrade to a Premium Party for the most scientific birthday experience.
Members are able to book up to six months in advance.
FAQs about Birthdays
What does the party room look like?
All birthday party rooms measure approximately 15'x15', and come with ample counter space; eight, 60”x 30” tables and 30 chairs. If a picture would help you plan your experience, contact our birthday coordinators at FamilyAdventures@perotmuseum.org! We’ll send you a picture and give any decoration advice.
Can I see the room in person before my party date?
Because our party rooms are reserved 7 days per week for private events and educational programs, we are unable to let guests see the rooms before their party dates. If you would like to see what your room looks like, contact us at FamilyAdventures@perotmuseum.org, and we’ll send you pictures to give you an idea!
What are the dimensions of the party tables?
Party tables are all rectangular, at 60” long and 30” wide. All party rooms, except for the Art Lab, come with 8, regular sized tables. Art Lab parties have access to child seating, with 4 tables. Tables are toddler-height, but are still 60” long and 30” wide. There is also regular adult seating in the Art Lab. Three adult tables can be provided upon request.
Do you have invitations to use?
The Perot Museum has downloadable invitations to use for your party experience! Invitations can be digital or printed, and can be filled out digitally using Adobe Reader or other PDF editing software.
Can I purchase an add-on the day of my party?
To make sure we have ample supplies for your party, party add-ons and other packages must be purchased at least 72 hours before your event.
Can we see a film or visit the temporary exhibition?
Your party package includes general admission, which does not cover films or the temporary exhibition. If you are interested, you are welcome to purchase these tickets in advance at a discounted rate. Same-day ticket purchases can be made at the Box Office at full price. Contact us at FamilyAdventures@perotmuseum.org.
Can I bring my own decorations?
Feel free to bring any decorations you’d like, so long as they are not on the “do not bring” list. These items are listed in detail in your Welcome Packet. Please note that items on the list will be confiscated if they are brought inside the building. As for decorating in the room, we have a few rules. Party decorations cannot be hung or taped to white walls or cabinets. Many parties have opted to bring fun tablecloths and centerpieces to personalize their party room. Banners are welcome, so long as they are hung on the large window, and not on a painted surface.
Are entertainers such as face painters/costumed characters/balloon artists allowed?
Any face painters, costumed characters, ballon artists, etc. at your party that are not part of what the Museum provides are considered guests at your party, and will be counted as such. Entertainers must stay within your party room for the duration of your event. Face coverings or full-face make-up are not allowed when entertainers are outside of your party room. If you are inviting an entertainer to your party, please let our birthday coordinators know so we can better facilitate your party experience. We have private birthday restrooms for entertainers to prepare costumes or make-up.
How many people will help me with my party?
You are guaranteed a Perot Museum birthday party host who will be your liaison between the Museum and your party. Occasionally, Perot Museum volunteers help us throw parties! If you are expecting more than 15 children at your party, consider our helpful host package. An extra birthday host takes stress off the party family, and helps focus energy on learning and celebrating.
Do you have a freezer available to hold my ice cream?
Do members get a discount on birthday parties?
Yes! To be eligible for the member discount, you must be a current member both at the time the reservation is made and the time of the party. You are welcome to become a member or renew your membership at the time you make your reservation so you can receive the discount.