Birthdays Are a Piece of Cake!


Gather your guests for a Super Celebration in the Dress Up Theatre.
Parties at the Museum & Theatre are easy to plan, a cinch to host and fun for children of all ages. We offer a range of affordable party packages to fit celebrations large or small. Choose from the options below, then request a reservation with just a few clicks.

With questions or to reserve by phone, call Shana at 207-828-1234 x232 or email .

And remember...Museum & Theatre members recieve a 10% discount on the base price of any party!
Click here to become a member today!


Evening Party


Photo by Rachel Ross.

$350 for up to 20 children and 30 adults (Want a bigger bash? Check out our facility rentals.)
(additional guests just $10 each)
It's a child's dream come true: having the run of the Museum & Theatre! A truly special gift to both the birthday child and your guests.

Includes:
  • 2 hours of private play time in the entire Museum & Theatre when it is closed to the public (available evenings from 6-8pm)
  • Rolling cart to move your items in and out of the party space
  • Printable invitations to personalize and send to your guests
  • Add a private program (face painting, touch tank, camera obscura or star show) for $25
Click here to request an Evening Party reservation now!
After-hours birthday parties may also be available from 5:30-7:30pm


Super Celebration


Photo by Rachel Ross

$250 for up to 15 children and up to 15 adults
(additional guests just $10 each)

Let live turtles join your party in the Ranger Station or celebrate in style with the costumes of the Dress Up Theatre.

Enjoy your Super Celebration in the Ranger Station.

Includes:
  • FREE all day Museum & Theatre admission for your guests
  • 2 hours of private party time in the exhibit of your choice: Ranger Station or the Dress Up Theatre
  • Rolling cart to move your items in and out of the party space
  • Printable invitations to personalize and send to your guests
  • Add a private program (face painting, camera obscura or star show) for $25
  • Room capacity for up to 30 people in the Ranger Station or 50 in the Dress Up Theatre
Click here to request a Super Celebration reservation now!

Playful Party


Photo by Rachel Ross

$150 for up to 10 children and up to 10 adults
(additional guests just $10 each)

Gather your guests in a special space just for birthdays!

Celebrate in a room just for birthdays!
Photo by Claudia Dricot

Includes:
  • FREE all day Museum & Theatre admission for your guests
  • 2 hours of private party time in the Birthday Room
  • Rolling cart to move your items in and out of the party space
  • Printable invitations to personalize and send to your guests
  • Add a private program (face painting, camera obscura or star show) for $25
  • Room capacity for up to 25 people

Click here to request a Playful Party reservation now!

Booking a Party

To reserve your child's birthday party at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine call 828-1234 x232 or request a reservation online by clicking the links above.


The Birthday Child's admission is free with a booked party!
A minimum of THREE adult chaperones is required.
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Some Common Questions about Birthday Parties


  • How do I book my event?

    You may fill out the online form on this page or call 207-828-1234 x232. Book early for best availability. Dates often fill up more than a month in advance. A $20 deposit ($30 for Private Parties) is required when you make your reservation.
  • Do you have special Museum & Theatre invitations?

    We will send you a birthday party invitation template as an attachment with your confirmation letter, which you are welcome to print to create invitation cards for your party.
  • Some of my guests are members; do they count toward my total?

    Yes. The member discount is 10% off the base cost of the party. There are no additional discounts for members. These limits help keep the rooms from becoming uncomfortably crowded, and the minimum fee is based on the space rental for the room.
  • We have a range of ages. What is defined as 'child,' and what is defined as 'adult?'

    Anyone between 18 months and 18 years is considered a child, and anyone 18 years and over is considered an adult.
  • I see that the party I want has a certain number of adults and a certain number of children listed. Our numbers are different than that. Can we just switch the numbers of adults and children for no charge?

    No. Each party has a specific number of adults and children included. Children and adults are counted separately.
  • Do additional guests, including adults and children, get in for free?

    The Birthday Child is the star of the day and does not count towards the total number of children attending the party. Each additional guest beyond the specified numbers is $10 per person. There are no free adults. Babies under 18 months are always free, including when you book a party.
  • Do I need to provide you with a guest list?

    No. We will have a sign in sheet waiting when you arrive. We do ask that everyone else sign in, including those who receive free entry.
  • What do I need to bring?

    Paper products, cake, ice cream etc. If you would like to keep drinks cold we recommend bringing a cooler. Matches for candles and something to cut the cake with are also things to keep in mind. We provide a freezer for ice cream and plastic table covers. There will also be a broom and cleaning supplies in the room and we will take care of the trash.
  • Can I bring helium balloons?

    Balloons are welcome in the rented room, but we prefer that they do not travel around in the exhibit spaces. Due to the high ceilings in our Playscape we ask that all helium balloons be weighted or tethered, either together as a balloon bouquet, or tied individually to goodie bags.
  • Where is the best place to park?

    Please use the loading zone directly in front of our building to unload. Let us know you are here and we will provide you with a rolling cart to unload onto. Afterwards, you may proceed one block down Free Street and enter the Municipal Parking Garage on your right. Bring in the ticket from the garage and we will stamp it for a discount. The discounts are available to your guests as well. Street parking is free at the meters on Sunday. All other days it's $1 per hour with a 2 hour maximum. Please note: the lot next to the Museum & Theatre is owned by another business and is usually not available for public parking.
  • When can I arrive to set up?

    Please check in with the front desk on arrival. The party room is yours for the reserved 2-hour period, including set-up and clean-up. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the party starts to unload your car. If booking a party when we are open to the public, you are welcome to come to play anytime during our regular hours and we will store your items until your party room is ready for you.
  • Can I order pizza to be delivered?

    Yes, there are many local restaurants who deliver pizza here. We recommend asking for delivery 15 minutes before you expect to serve it.
  • If I request a paid activity for my guests, when and where does it happen?

    The staff person who greets you will tell you what time your activity is scheduled. Face Painting happens in the room you have reserved. The Star Show happens in our Space Shuttle. Guests will be led to the Lights Camera Color Room on the third floor for the Camera Obscura show. The Tide Pool Touch Tank is on the second floor and is available only for Evening Parties.
  • Is there extra time at the end for clean up?

    If you plan for the celebration to take place during the hour in the middle of the two hour time slot, then you will have time for cleaning and packing up at the end. We do not offer extra time for clean up, because we transition the room for the next party right at the end of your timeslot.
  • When is payment due?

    Payment is due at the end of your party and it is based on how many people sign in. We ask that you agree to the terms in our birthday contract with your reservation. Please check out with the front desk at the end of your party.
  • How do people typically use their two-hour time slot?


    15 minutes before start: arrive, unload and check in
    1st half hour: set up while guests explore the Museum & Theatre
    Middle hour: call guests to the room for the celebration
    Final half hour: break down party and clean up while guests play
    As you leave: check out with the Front Desk

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