Birthdays, Parties & Rentals

Think of the Children’s Discovery Museum for your next birthday party, family reunion, corporate event, or an extra special school family night. Your event will be lively and creative when playtime is part of the agenda. The Children’s Discovery Museum offers a creative and unique environment for:
  • Family Reunions
  • School Family Nights
  • Corporate Events
  • Meetings and much more...

Birthday Parties


Birthday Celebrations are a blast (and so easy!) when hosted by the party professionals at the Children’s Discovery Museum! The birthday child and guests will enjoy one of our private party rooms and so much more! To schedule a birthday party, contact the Museum at (309) 433-3444. Also, view the Birthday Flyer (PDF).

Packages start at $155:

  • Private party room for first 90 minutes of party
  • Birthday Buddy to make your party FUN and EASY!
  • Unlimited Museum Exploration after room rental
  • Make a birthday hand-print poster – a keepsake for your day!
  • Special gift from the CDM

Package includes admission for up to 20 attendees:

  • Birthday child, parents and siblings
  • Must provide 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children
  • Additional guests $7 per person (adults and children)   
  • Additional birthday child $15
Birthday party contact: Chris Youngmark, (309) 433-3454 or cyoungmark@normal.org.

Classroom or Museum Rental


Includes use of a classroom during Museum operating hours or the entire Museum during non-business hours.

Classroom and Museum rental contact: Clare Dhom, (309) 433-3455 or cdhom@normal.org.

Details on Classroom and Party Room Rentals*

  • Maximum capacity = Approximately 60 (depending on set-up requirements)
  • Morning = $250 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 3 hours)
  • Afternoon = $250 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 3 hours)
  • All day = $600 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - 8 hours)
  • By The Hour = $100
*Does not include guest admission.  $5 per person (ages 2 and above) must be paid for each guest attending your rental

Entire Museum - Private Rental


  • Maximum capacity = 800
  • Rate = $300 per hour, plus $5 per person (ages 2 and above)
Special rates are available for not-for-profit organizations. List of approved caterers available upon request. Our staff is ready to make your occasion memorable.