birthday parties

What could be more fun than hosting your next birthday party at the all new Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum?

Standard Birthday Party Package: $300

  • 2 hours in a private party room
  • Admission for up to 18 people
  • $11 for each additional person (to room max)
  • An E&M staff member present for the duration of your event

Members receive a $30 birthday party discount

Catering: All food and beverages must be arranged exclusively through Be Our Guest Ltd., a Rich Products Subsidiary. Special birthday party rates and food packages available. Specific dietary accommodations can be facilitated. No outside food or beverages permitted. Contact us today to learn more.

additional facilitated activity options

Take your birthday party up a notch by adding a facilitated party activity! Enjoy your party’s very own “play to learn facilitator” who will engage children in theme-specific playtime in the museum and a fun interactive activity.

  • Additional $10 per participating child ($100 minimum)
  • Parties with over 18 participating children will incur an additional $50 educator fee.

cooking galley
Make yourself right at home with a party in our real working kitchen right outside our Farm to Fork exhibit.

art studio
Get your creative juices owing in our gorgeous Art Studio with inspiring sunlit views of the Buffalo skyline.

celebration room
Overlook the Erie Canal Terminus in the Perry’s Ice Cream Celebration Room on the towpath level.

birthday party policies

  • Reservations must be made two weeks in advance
  • $300 deposit & signed contract required to hold reservation
  • Parties may not exceed 30 persons
  • Food and Beverage policy: No outside food, beverages, or desserts will be permitted
  • All food and beverage services must be arranged exclusively through our onsite café, Low Bridge Cafe, a Rich Products Subsidiary.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted

reserve your birthday party package

Dates and times fill up quickly, so book early! The fastest way to book your party is to fill out the request form below. We will contact you to discuss an Explore & More birthday party package and available dates and details. NOTE: This form is merely a request for a date, and not an official reservation of a birthday party. Parties are not booked until the date has been cleared on the phone and a deposit is made.

  • Full Name * Required
  • Are you an Explore & More Member? * Required
  • Party Info

  • Birthday parties are only available on Saturdays & Sundays.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Would you be interested in adding a facilitated activity to your birthday party for an additional $10 per participating child ($100 minimum fee) * Required
  • Does anyone in your party have any special needs that require support or accommodations?
  • First name of the kiddo we're celebrating.
  • NOTE: This form is merely a request for a date, and not a booking of a birthday party. Parties are not booked until the date has been cleared on the phone and a deposit is made.