Birthday Parties

Children's Discovery Museum Birthday Parties!

Celebrate your special day at the Children’s Discovery Museum! Birthdays are easy and fun with three floors of exhibits and activities, a dedicated birthday buddy and access to a private party room.

(Note: For best chances of availability, we recommend submitting your party room request at least six weeks in advance of your desired reservation date!)

What’s included:

  • Admission for up to 15 guests (birthday child, family, children and adult guests are counted as admissions)
  • Access to a private party room for 90 minutes
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • CDM Birthday Buddy (staff member) ready to assist with setup and cleanup
  • Unlimited same-day access to the Museum after your room reservation
  • Parking voucher for the birthday family
  • 30-minute setup time before your party

Birthday Party Fees:

(Note: Memberships are not valid for birthday guest admissions.)

  • $300 Non-Members / Play Pass
    $250 Members
  • $25 for an additional birthday child (includes gift)
  • $50 for up to 10 additional guests
  • $50 for an additional half-hour in the party room

How to Reserve:

  • Fill out the  online party room request form (above), or call 309-433-3446.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit required upon booking
  • Parties must be booked 6 weeks in advance
Additional Information:
  • You can bring outside food and drink items for your guests. 
  • You can bring decorations. We ask that balloons be kept at the front desk or in your party room. We can provide tablecloths.
Please Note: 

  • Unloading is not permitted in the traffic circle directly in front of the Museum. 
    • You can drop off items at the Museum loading dock located behind the Museum. 
    • Loading dock is accessible by driving into the alleyway between Firehouse Pizza and Insomnia Cookies. You will see a large grey garage door (that is the Museum). Please ring doorbell upon arrival to notify the front desk. Your Birthday Buddy will help get everything up to your Party Room. 

  • Guests can park in the Uptown Station parking deck. The first hour is free, and each additional hour is $1. The birthday family receives a parking voucher to use in the Uptown Station parking deck.