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Long Island Children's Museum - Parties


Let Long Island Children’s Museum help you plan your child's next birthday bash. Whether it's a first birthday or an eighth, there’s a party theme to match your child’s interests. LICM’s staff-guided parties are packed full of fun activities and crafts, utilizing the museum’s popular exhibits and programs to provide your child and his/her party guests with a memorable celebration.

Party packages include:

  • Private party room
  • Set-up and clean-up
  • Invitations and paper goods
  • LICM T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Free admission for all guests on the day of the party
  • Weekday/weekend options.

Planning is easy—visit to start.

Unforgettable birthday fun starts at LICM!


Area Kids Club - Party


Area Kids Club is a beautiful space to host your next birthday party. The space is clean, open, and sunny and features plenty of table space, comfortable couches, a play room with lots of toys and books, and a super fun water table.

An Area Kids Club party includes:

  • 2.5 hours of celebration time
  • Happy birthday child plus 20 happy friends plus an unlimited number of adults
  • Party theme of your choice
  • 12 helium balloons
  • Leader to set up/play/clean
  • Goodie bags for all the kids
  • A club session for the birthday boy/girl
  • Coffee, tea, and water are provided.

Theme ideas:

  • Minecraft
  • Lego Robotics
  • Pool Party
  • Rainbow Face Paint
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science
  • Homemade Playdough
  • Finger Painting
  • Costume Party
  • And many more!

Prospect Park Zoo Parties


Whether you're getting ready for your third birthday or your thirtieth, the Prospect Park Zoo has an adventure in store for you! Parties include admission to the zoo for you and your guests, a private party room with a host, animal themed goodie bags, and special animal guests. Basic party packages include one and a half hours of time in your private party room with your zoo instructor, and options are available to extend parties to 2 hours.

Birthday parties are held on Friday afternoons between 1 and 4:30 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10:15 AM and 2 PM. 

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Bronx Zoo Parties


If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime birthday party, the Bronx Zoo is for you! Parties include private access to the Congo exhibit, live animal encounters, and unlimited access to all Bronx Zoo exhibits and attractions for the entire day. Submit your party inquiry here.

The following package options are available:

Choose Your Own Adventure Parties are one and a half hours long and are available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM-12 PM. Afternoon parties (2:00-3:30 PM) become available one month prior to desired date, and payment in full is required upon booking.

Safari Birthday Expeditions are 3 hours long and are available Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30–4:30 PM.

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New York Aquarium Parties


A New York Aquarium birthday party combines unique animal encounters, games, crafts, and a trip to the sea lion show to make your ocean lover's birthday unforgettable. An Aquarium Educator will lead the activities and take care of all your needs. You supply the cake, beverages, paper goods, and utensils, and New York Aquarium takes care of the rest! Parties are designed for children ages 3 to 11.

Make a splash with a birthday party at the New York Aquarium!

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Queens Zoo Parties


Birthday parties at Queens Zoo combine festive activities and arts & crafts with live animal encounters and zoo visits. Each party is hosted by a zoo educator who can take care of all your party needs. Parties are two hours long and include invitations, goody bags, a craft project, an animal encounter, and a present for the birthday child, as well as zoo admission.

There are two party package options, depending on the size of your party. Choose a fun party theme and celebrate in the spacious party room located in the Wild Room near the sea lion exhibit.

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The Lab for Hands-On Learning - Party


"I have never been so relaxed at a kid's party!"—Parent of a 5-year-old

The Lab offers a selection of party plans that can be set up and facilitated at the Eagle Rock location or in your home, park, or other location of your choice. Each event can be customized to fit your (or your child’s) chosen theme and features a variety of hands-on activities designed to fit the age range, skills, and interests of your child and their guests.

Each package includes two hours of activities guided by two Lab facilitators using The Lab’s open-ended, child-led approach to the chosen materials and the same empathy-based communication employed during regular Lab sessions. Packages also include a planning interview, site visit, and decorations of your choice.

You can choose up to 4 different activities, each customized for your child's tastes, personality, and interests. Past party activities include robot building, 3-D collage, potion making, and wood working.

Earthplace - The Nature Discovery and Environmental Learning Center - Party


Celebrate your child’s next birthday at Earthplace! You and your guests will have a private room as your party headquarters, a naturalist-led program of your choice, and access to all of Earthplace, including Animal Hall, Natureplace, the playground, and the trails.

Earthplace offers nature- and science-themed programs for children turning 3 and older. All birthday parties include a three-hour room rental.

Please visit the website for more information, or email

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