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Birthday Parties


Please note: Given the Governor's COVID-19 safety guidelines encouraging social distancing and limited gatherings, the Museum is not offering birthday parties at this time.

If you want to do something different and exciting for your child's next birthday party, celebrate at the Taubman Museum of Art! Birthday parties at the Taubman are designed for children ages 2 to 14 years old. They last for 90 minutes, including hands on art experience in a private studio classroom and time in Art Venture, our hands-on interactive art gallery for children and families.


60 minutes in private studio/classroom.

  • Art activities based on your choice of theme listed below
  • Art materials and supplies
  • A dedicated Children’s Education staff person who will stay with you throughout the party and lead the art activities.
  • Sketchbook party favor for all children attending.
  • A Special gift for the birthday child, a “Happy Birthday” canvas painting to be decorated by all attending.
  • Time for cake and refreshments after time in Art Venture.

30 minutes in Art Venture.

Art Venture is an innovative exploratory gallery for youth and families. Visitors to Art Venture can paint, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing, create sculptures, display artwork, dress up in costumes, put on puppet shows, and much more.

*Please note: Art Venture will be open to the public.




Paint Your Heart Out

Decorate your own art aprons and paint a masterpiece on kid friendly easels!

Take to the Stage

Calling all kings and queens. Dress up in your own crown and create your own magical sword or wand!

Seasonal Theme (varies)

Activities vary. Ask us about any seasonal themes we are offering! These will connect to current exhibitions.

Please note: Once a theme is finalized, it may not be changed.


  • Birthday Cake - No candles; please see booking information below.
  • Beverages
  • Decorations - Our classroom is used for many events and we have artwork and posters on the walls, but you may bring tablecloths, banners, table decorations, etc. if you wish; see booking information below.
  • Please no catering, pizza or food favors. (If you are providing goody bags that include food items, please open after leaving museum.)


$225 with Family Membership

$275 Non-Members

30-Minute Extension: $50

  • Birthdays parties require a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 20.
  • A deposit of half of the party cost will be due at the time of booking.
  • There is no additional charge for materials.
  • Adults are free. One adult is required per 5 children. Under no circumstances may a child be dropped off unescorted at the Museum entrance.
  • If you are not a member, sign up for a family membership when you book your party, and you will enjoy additional membership benefits for the rest of the year!


Saturday: 10:30am-12pm or 3:00-4:30pm

Sunday: 2:00-3:30pm


It is recommended that you book your party at least 3 weeks in advance to secure your preferred date and time. Prior to making a deposit, a date may be held for no more than 24 hours. Once a deposit is received, the date is reserved. 

Certain dates may be unavailable due to holidays or the scheduling of other Museum programs.

Cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the day scheduled to receive deposit refund.

Parties begin promptly, and unfortunately, the party time cannot be extended if party participants show up late.

Free or discounted admission passes, coupons, and promotions cannot be used for birthday parties.

To protect the art and the Museum, the following items cannot be used: balloons of any kind, candles, propane, and confetti. In addition, the children’s creations from the hands-on activities help create a festive atmosphere. If you would like to bring in additional decorations, please confirm in advance.


In the event of inclement weather, you may call ahead to reschedule your birthday party at no extra charge. If the museum closes on the day of your party due to unexpected weather, you will receive a full refund and may reschedule your party if you wish. 

BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW! Contact the Museum at 540.342.5760.