Friday and Sunday Birthday Parties are available!
Sunday Birthday Parties are available at CMNH, and families have access to a private classroom area for food and cake, along with complete access to the museum's exhibits. The museum is closed to the public during birthday parties, however parties do overlap and are NOT private. If you want a private party, you must book both party times. Since parties are not private, parents are still expected to stay with their children while playing in the museum, and help them follow museum rules. Children may not be left unattended.
Birthday Party Times:
Sunday, 12:30-2:30pm: You and your guests have access to the classroom from 2-2:30pm at the END of your party. The time in the classroom cannot be adjusted.
Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm: You and your guests have access to the classroom from 3-3:30pm at the END of your party. The time in the classroom cannot be adjusted.
Friday, 3:30-5:30pm: You and your guests have access to the classroom from 3:30-4pm at the BEGINNING of your party. The time in the classroom cannot be adjusted.
Friday, 4:30-6:30pm: You and your guests have access to the classroom from 6-6:30pm at the END of your party. The time in the classroom cannot be adjusted.
By booking a Birthday Party you and all of your guests must agree to follow Museum rules, and fill out a registration form upon arrival. That registration form can be found here, as the host of the Birthday Party it is your responsibility to share the form with your guests. Please have them filled out and ready when you check-in, or we will have copies available for people to fill out when they arrive.
Masking during Birthday Parties is optional.
Birthday Parties are limited to 40 guests. Please do not exceed this limit.
Decorations: Please limit the amount of party decorations you bring to your Party. Helium balloons are not allowed, and neither is anything with confetti or glitter. Tabletop decorations and table cloths are allowed. Nothing may be taped or pinned to the party wall, including Happy Birthday banners.
Food cannot be consumed anywhere in the Museum's exhibits, and any food or drink must be kept inside the party classroom. Please plan to help clean up after yourself. You will have access to the Museum's refrigerator.
Birthday Parties include use of the Museum exhibits and arts/science or making activities in our Muse Studio and STEAM Innovation Lab for guests.
When you book a Birthday Party you will be required to pay the full $350 fee. Members get $20 off that fee, so be sure to create an account for our ticketing site and log-in first to get access to that discount. If you need to cancel your Birthday Party, you must notify us at least 7 days before your event to be refunded the full amount minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you need to cancel but don't notify us in time, we can help you reschedule for another day, but refunds will not be available.
Birthday Parties are available to book online and are first come first served. If you see that a date is not available here online, it is booked.
If you don't see the date and time that you want, click on "other dates" and/or "other times". See image below.
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Restaurants within walking distance of CMNH and open on Sundays:
La Festa Brick & Brew Pizzeria
300 Central Ave, Dover
Sunday Hours: 12pm-10pm
421 Central Ave, Dover
Sunday Hours: 11:30am-8pm
The Nook Breakfast & Lunch
2 Locust Street, Dover
Sunday Hours: 7am-1pm
Offers Indoor/Outdoor seating
Thirsty Moose Taphouse
83 Washington Street, Dover
Sunday Hours: 11:30am-10pm
The Sassy Biscuit
104 Washington Street, Ste. 100, Dover
Sunday Hours: 7am-2pm
328 Central Ave, Dover
Sunday Hours: 10am-2pm (Brunch)