“Do It Yourself” Parties

Rent our private party room and create your own party at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum!  We offer two options for “Do It Yourself” (or DIY) Parties to accommodate different party sizes.  Each DIY party includes admission for your guests, two hours of reserved time in our party room, and unlimited access to the museum’s exhibits during your party.

DIY Option 1:  Birthday Bash Package

Includes:

  • 20 guests (children and adults) including the birthday party child.
  • You and your guests have a reserved space with tables and chairs for two hours.
  • You and your guests have access to the museum exhibits and free activities until the close of the museum.
  • Each child party guest will receive a “FREE Child Admission Pass” for use on a future visit

You provide:

  • All food, paper products, beverages, tablecloths and serving utensils for your party.
  • You are responsible for the event set up (decorating) and table clean up.  Please note:  decorations are limited to table-tops and free-standing items.  Materials may not be hung from ceilings or walls.

Birthday Bash Reservation times:

  • Saturday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Sunday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost for 20 guests, including adults:

  • Member: $165
  • Non-Member: $210
  • Additional guest fee: $9
  • Maximum party size for DIY Option 1: 25 people

DIY Option 2:  Deluxe Party Package

Includes:

  • 40 guests (children and adults) including the birthday party child.
  • You and your guests have a reserved space with tables and chairs to accommodate up to 50 guests for two hours.
  • You and your guests have access to the museum exhibits and free activities until the close of the museum.
  • Each child party guest will receive a “FREE Child Admission Pass” for use on a future visit

 You provide:

  • All food, paper products, beverages, tablecloths and serving utensils for your party.
  • You are responsible for the event set up (decorating) and table clean up.  Please note:  decorations are limited to table-tops and free-standing items.  Materials may not be hung from ceilings or walls.

Deluxe Party Reservation times:

  • Saturday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Sunday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost for 40 Guests, including adults:

  • Member: $265
  • Non-Member $330
  • Additional guest fee: $9
  • Maximum party size for DIY Option 2: 50 people

Reservations

Members receive special discounts on birthday party pricing.  Become a member today and save!

Please make your DIY Party reservation at least one month in advance of your preferred birthday party date. For availability and additional information, please call (845) 471-0589 ext. 15 or email: birthdays@mhcm.org

Restrictions:

  • Food and beverage are limited to the Party Room and may not be in gallery spaces
  • No hot beverages
  • No alcohol
  • No piñatas
  • No smoking on the premises
  • The hiring of entertainers who are not affiliated with the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is not permitted during Museum hours.

Rescheduling:

A $65 fee will be applied if a reserved party is rescheduled at any time.  If a party must be rescheduled due to inclement weather, rescheduling fee is waived.

Cancellation:

If party is cancelled more than one month prior to scheduled party, 100% of the fee will be refunded minus a $65 cancellation fee. There will be no refund for any cancellation made within one month of the scheduled party date.