What’s a Party Without Art?

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.

The Arty Party Package Includes:
  • Guided art activities in a private classroom. Art materials and supplies provided.
  • A dedicated Community Engagement staff person who will stay with you throughout the party and lead the art activities.
  • Exploration of Art Venture, the Museum’s 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.
  • Dedicated time for cake or refreshments.
Choose from the following themes:

Monster Mania
Come and create a wacky Monster Pot on your birthday! Using an ultra-lightweight and a less-mess air-dry modeling compound, all birthday participants will have a blast creating their own unique fun and useful Monster Pot!

Paint Party
Each birthday participant will receive a canvas on which they can paint whatever their heart desires. Museum instructors will be on hand to assist with inspiration, process, and design.

Masquerade Mask Making
Create your very own mask using your imagination and a variety of materials like feathers, jewels and ribbons! Once birthday participants have completed their new look, they’ll have the opportunity to bring their characters to life on the stage in Art Venture.

Puppet Parade
Animal, person, monster, robot…the options are endless! Customize your own puppet character using a variety of materials and then participate in a puppet parade as part of the celebration.

Ready to Book?

Saturdays: 10:30 am – 12 pm, or 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm; Sundays: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

$260 with Family Membership
$325 Non-Members
30-Minute Extension: $50
Additional upgrades available upon request

Receive a Family Discount!

Receive a Family Discount!

Museum Members are treated to exclusive discounts on arty parties, art classes, and summer camps, and are invited to appreciation events such as exhibition previews. 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!



Birthdays parties allow a maximum of 25 children/youth participants. 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.

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.

Food and Drink: You may provide birthday cake, beverages, snacks, food trays, or pizza. Please no catering. Any food deliveries to the Museum must be accepted by the client at the front doors. TMA is not responsible for any food deliveries. No tableware or utensils will be provided by TMA.

Decorations: You may bring tablecloths, banners, table decorations, etc. if you wish. The museum will provide white plastic tablecloths to protect the tables if you choose not to bring your own. Our classroom is used for many events and may have artwork or posters on the walls.

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!

Booking Information

Please contact the Museum at (703) 401-9270 to book an arty party, or if you have questions about your event.

Fine Print

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. All flowers/plant material must come from a commercial flower market or florist to ensure that it is free of insects and other microorganisms. Plant material infested with insects or disease will not be allowed entry into the Taubman Museum of Art. 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.

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