We're your place for birthday parties!
Children 1 to 10 years old will love our educational and engaging birthday parties. With great birthday party themes to chose from in the Duke Energy Children's Museum, we have something for your family! All birthday parties include:
- Admission for 25 guests to the Duke Energy Children's Museum
- Two parking passes
- Programming led by one of our educational presenters
- A half-sheet themed birthday cake by Servatii’s
- Basic decorations (Please note: Helium balloons are not permitted at Cincinnati Museum Center due to fire regulations.)
- Gift for the birthday child
- Clean up
Questions? Read our FAQ.
Duke Energy Children’s Museum Birthday Party Themes (Ages 1 - 10)
Animal Toddler Party
Come practice your lion’s roar as we explore the wild world of animals! Meet one of our animal friends and show us your best animal imitations.
Trains Toddler Party (ages 1-4)
All aboard! Celebrate your toddler’s birthday at a real historic train station!
Groove, shake and celebrate with your friends at a private Dance Party in the Corbett Theater!
*Available on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.
Dinosaur Party (ages 1-7)
Learn about your favorite dinosaurs from the past and the dinosaurs that live today (chickens). We will examine dinosaur fossils and a living reptile.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and learn about what animals need to stay healthy.
Royal Tea Party
Crowns, parades and tea - we're making the day a special day for you! Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess and celebrate in style!
Birthday Parties FAQ
When can I have a birthday party at Cincinnati Museum Center?
Parties at the Duke Energy Children's Museum can be scheduled on Saturdays at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. and on Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
How far in advance do I need to schedule a birthday party?
You may schedule as soon as you decide that you would like to host a party here, but you must schedule at least two weeks in advance. Because party dates fill up, we advise that you schedule at least a month in advance.
What is the payment procedure for birthday parties?
Payment is due at the time of registration with a credit or debit card.
Who is included in the 25 guests per party?
Everyone is included in the 25 guests allowed in the party room, except children under 1. The birthday child and birthday family, child guests and adult guests are all included. This restriction is due to the size of the party rooms.
When can I get into the room?
Parents can meet the presenters 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for the party, even when that is before the opening time for the museum. (The presenter is actually present an hour early.) For Duke Energy Children's Museum programs, meet the presenter in the Children's Museum lobby.
Can I bring extra food?
Cake and drinks provided by Cincinnati Museum Center is all that can be accommodated within the party time. No outside food is permitted inside the museum. Lunch can be purchased at the food cart and tables are set up in the Duke ENergy Children's Museum lobby. If you want to provide a special cake or drinks because of dietary restrictions, this is acceptable.
Can we stay in the room after the party?
Museum parties run one hour and 15 minutes, but the group can potentially stay an extra 15 minutes (with no charge). Depending on the availability of the room later in the day, we may be able to hold presents and leftover cake while you visit the museum.
What if I need to cancel the party?
When you cancel more than 14 days before the party, we refund your payment in full; if you must cancel 14 or fewer days in advance there will be a fee deducted, which increases the closer the cancellation is to the party date.