The Virginia Discovery Museum now offers weekday party rentals Tuesdays through Fridays! Our birthday parties make planning a piece of cake from start to finish, so you can focus on more important things ... like having fun! With packages starting at $150, all birthday parties at the Museum include:
• Easy, hassle-free booking
• Host to help set up, greet guests, and clean
• Exclusive use of our party room
• Access to both Museum galleries
• Flexible, customizable schedule
• Tablecloths and tableware for the children
• Goody bags for each party guest
• 2 hours free parking at Market & Water street garages
All parties must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
A $50 deposit is required to reserve a date; this deposit is refundable until two weeks before the party. Reservations made less than two weeks before the requested date are subject to $35 late fee.
Enjoy all-day play in the Museum for you and your guests with our popular Saturday party packages or one of our new weekday rentals Tuesdays through Fridays! Due to space restrictions, please limit your guest list to 20 children and 30 total guests, including adult chaperones.
Standard Party Rental: $150
Available Party Times*
○ 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
○ 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
○ 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
○ Family-Level: 10% Off Standard Party Rental
○ Explorer-Level: 20% Off Standard Party Rental
○ $5 per Child**
*Party family may arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the party to set up. If more time is needed, an additional 15-minute block of time (up to a total of 30 minutes before the party starts) may be reserved for an extra $20. Member discounts apply.
**All children who participate in the party are counted (children who use paper products and receive a goody bag). Non-participating adults and children who wish to stay at the Museum will need to pay admission at the front desk. Member discounts do not apply to the Additional Children fee.
Enjoy the entire Museum to yourselves with our Sunday and evening party packages! We’re closed to the public, so you choose your party time.
Standard Museum Rental: $300
○ Standard Museum Rental Rate: $150 per Hour*
○ Family-Level: 10% Off Standard Museum Rental Rate
○ Explorer-Level: 20% Off Standard Museum Rental Rate
○ $5 per Child**
*Subject to staff availability. The rental period should include set-up and clean-up times for your event. Additional time spent at the Museum, either before or after the event, will be subject to a $75 charge for each 30-minute block of time. Member discounts apply.
Theme parties offer your child a more focused topic catered to his or her interests and include a craft and activity planned and led by your host. Themes can be added to any weekday, Saturday, Sunday, or evening rental.