Parties During Normal Business Hours
Party during normal business hours with up to 25 people total:
- $150 for non-members
- $125 for members
Need More Guests?
You can add up to 5 more (total of 30 people) for $7.00 per person.
Each party lasts 2 hours. Each party may begin setting up no more than 30 minutes prior to their reservation.
Your party can be scheduled (subject to availability) any time between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Generally, party times are:
- Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm OR 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
- Sunday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Each Party Includes:
- exclusive use of the Great Lakes Room
- a package of up to 25 invitations (optional – they can be mailed to you for $5.00 additional).
- use of the Museum’s lighthouse birthday chair
- a birthday banner
- tables and chairs
- use of the refrigerator/freezer and sink
- assistance with set-up
Parties After Normal Business Hours
You can make your child’s birthday party extra special or hold a much bigger party if you elect to host the party after normal business hours.
- No 2-hour party length limitation.
- After hours parties can start no sooner than 5:30 pm.
- Before are only available on a Sunday.
- Cost starts at $200.00.
- If you elect to stay beyond the 2 hour point, the cost is $50 per each additional half hour.
- Minimum deposit of $200 which reserves the museum and serves as a $100 cleaning deposit.
- There are no complimentary “setup” or “tear down” times associated with after or before hour parties.
- Hosts wanting more time have that option of extending the rental accordingly when making the reservation.
Unlike a party during business hours, you can host up to 80 people after hours. 40 guests are free. The next 20 additional guests are $3.50 each. 20 more guests are $7.00 per person. All exhibits are open for your guests, and your guests have complete freedom to roam throughout the museum. We can also offer sand jars as an option for your group at $2.50 each. Food and party items (like balloons, party favors, etc.) must be kept within the confines of the Great Lakes Room.