Birthday Bonanza

Birthday Bonanzas are a great way to celebrate your child's birthday at the Museum. Choose a theme and a location. We will take care of the rest!

Click here to see photos of our themes, locations, decorations and more.

Choose a Theme

Superhero: Young superheroes and heroines will have unstoppable fun at this Bonanza party! The young defenders of good will show their creative sides while making capes and masks. Be amazed as they move rocks, lift heavy weights and leap tall buildings – all in our Discovery Museum Superhero Lair!

Construction and Cars: Everyone has tons of fun with loads of hands-on activities like hitting the streets on the play mat and ‘driving’ our giant fire truck. Guests will feel like they are in a construction zone with kids outfitted in hard hats, tool belts and construction vests that they personalize with their creativity!

Jungle Animal: Our Jungle Animal Bonanza is a wild adventure for all ages. Party guests will enjoy hanging vines, flowers and exciting jungle animal decor. Kids will feel like real wild explorers with safari hats and binoculars they can wear! 

Pirate: Arrr, mateys! Join us on an escapade for shipmates of all ages. Party Captains will help you design a pirate hat, pirate hook, and a treasure box to store your loot. Finish your party with a treasure hunt adventure through Lookout Cove lead by our party staff. 

Princess: Our most popular Bonanza theme is a dream come true for your young princess! The party room gets a royal facelift with castle decorations, stars, and glitter galore. Girls (and boys, too!) can live the life of royalty as they make their very own crowns, armor, and wands. Kids can also get their face painted and play princess dress up too!

Rock 'n Roll Dance Party: Budding rock stars take center stage! The party guests will arrive to a magical musical wonderland, complete with a red carpet. Kids of all ages can put on a creative costume and decorate their own guitars. See your star singing karaoke and dancing away the day under a disco ball and stage lights!

Under the Sea: Deep-sea explorers of all ages enjoy splashy decorations with wet and wild activities. Your little voyager will be delighted by themed crafts, face painting and playing with our fun fishing game in a real clam-shaped kiddie pool. Our colorful inflatable sea animals also always spark imaginative play at this party. 

Choose a Location

Birthday Bonanza in the Playhouse

"Pirate" theme in the Playhouse

Price: $1075

The Playhouse is the larger of the two spaces for the Birthday Bonanza. It can hold up to 30 children and 40 adults. 

In addition to your chosen theme, a Birthday Bonanza in the Playhouse includes: 

  • A Museum facilitator to provide a variety of themed activities that could include: games, art/science projects, treasure hunts, music and/or face painting
  • Paper goods & decorations
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum party favors
  • Admission to the Museum for up to 30 children and 40 adults
  • 1.5 hours* exclusive use of The Playhouse birthday room
  • Full use of Museum exhibits and free programs
  • Help from our friendly staff assistants for set up and clean up

Food and beverages not included.

*Set up and clean up are not included in the party time. 

Hours 

Weekend times: 
10 - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 - 2 p.m.
3 - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Additional child $45; Additional adult $10

For reservations, please call (415) 339-3931 during normal business hours. Outside of normal business hours, please use the online reservation form

Birthday Bonanza in the Loft

"Under the Sea" theme in the Loft

Price: $790

A Birthday Bonanza in the loft holds slighter fewer people than the Playhouse. It can hold 15 children and 20 adults. After you choose one of seven themes, the Loft Bonanza’s also includes:

  • A Museum facilitator to provide a variety of themed activities that could include: games, art/science projects, treasure hunts, music and/or face painting
  • Paper goods & decorations
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum party favors
  • Admission to the Museum for up to 15 children and 20 adults
  • 1.5 hours* exclusive use of The Loft birthday room
  • Full use of Museum exhibits and free programs
  • Help from our friendly staff assistants for set up and clean up

Food and beverages not included.

*Set up and clean up are not included in the party time. 

Hours 

Weekend times: 
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1:30 - 3 p.m. 

Additional child $25; Additional adult $10

For reservations, please call (415) 339-3931 during normal business hours. Outside of normal business hours, please use the online reservation form

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