We make your little one’s big day awesome and easy. Every inch of this museum was designed for maximum fun, so awesome is a given. To make it easy, simply bring your birthday child. Super awesome. Super easy.
Please note that at this time, LCM is not able to host birthday parties. Please continue to check our social media for updates.
Birthdays here are a mix of rejoicing in your private Celebration Room (cake, presents, food from Acorn) and exploring the museum. The good news is that play time is unlimited. The better news is that how you plan your big day is up to you.
Morning (10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.):
Celebrate first, explore later when everyone is cake-fueled and ready to run.
Late Afternoon (3:00 p.m.):
Explore and play in the museum first, then celebrate.
Celebrating in a big way? Enjoy a museum gallery to yourselves with our ultimate celebration – The Big Time Birthday Party. For more information email email@example.com.
Food & Beverage
Feel free to bring your child’s birthday cake. Acorn, our onsite café through Dickie Brennan & Company, can take care of all other food and drinks. And if you’d like to order a cake, Acorn can swing that too!
LCM Birthday Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays only. Party times are: Saturdays 10a.m. – 11a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 11:30 – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Book your birthday party online at shop-lcm.org.
You will be required to pay for your party in full upon booking. All purchases are non-refundable. You can reschedule your party as long as your originally booked date is not less than two weeks away. In the event of an emergency closing, we will offer you the choice of receiving a refund or rescheduling your party.
Birthday parties are priced at $350 for LCM Members and $400 for Non Members.
All party guests (both children and adults) are included in the total number of guests. Museum members are not exempt from the total of birthday party guests.
LCM Birthday Parties can accommodate 20 children and 25 adults. Big Time Birthday Parties include 30 children and 35 adults. If you exceed the 20-25 attendance mark, you will incur a charge of $14 per person up to 10 people. We cannot accommodate more than 55 people in a celebration room due to fire marshal capacity. All charges for additional guests must be paid at the end of your party.
Yes, museum admission is included for all of your guests.
Each Birthday Party host will receive one reserved parking spot in the south building parking lot located on Henry Thomas Drive. Please look for the birthday reserved parking signs. You may leave your car parked in birthday reserved parking for the duration of your time in the celebration room.
The museum offers limited parking on site. There is additional parking around City Park. Please visit our Campus Map page for more details.
The museum provides all paper products as well as plates, and utensils. Outside paper products are not allowed.
Yes, you may bring your own themed birthday cake or cupcakes. Cakes and cupcakes are also available to purchase through Dickie Brennan & Co. Please click here for a cake menu and pricing.
Ice Cream is not allowed in our celebration rooms.
Outside food and beverage is not allowed in the museum or in the celebration rooms. You may order food for your party through Dickie Brennans & Co. Please click here for a full birthday party menu.
You can change your order from Dickie Brennan & Co. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 504-266-2418. Please give at least 5 days notice for any changes to your food order.
You can enter the party room 5 minutes before your party begins.
We do not allow any outside entertainment for birthday parties.
We do not have storage for gifts. We do offer a gift cart that can be used to bring gifts to your car after your birthday is over in the celebration room.
We do not offer refunds on birthday parties. You can reschedule your party as long as your originally booked date is not less than two weeks away. In the event of an emergency closing, we will offer you the choice of receiving a refund or rescheduling your party.
Today's Hours9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
New Summer Hours & Longer Play Sessions!
Beginning Monday, July 6th, play with us Wednesday – Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Two, 3-hour play sessions now available.
Advance reservations for timed play tickets are required for general admission and member visits.
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