Children's Birthday Parties

What better place to go wild for a birthday than the Anniston Museum of Natural History?

Birthday parties pricing: Non-members: $200 for birthday party rental + $25 for live animals Family Members: $100 for birthday party rental + $25 for live animals Join the Anniston Museums and Gardens Family Membership for one year for $90 to receive the family membership birthday party discount.

Enjoy...

a visit to seven exciting exhibit halls, including the hands-on children’s discovery room, Nature Space. Walk on the nature trails, including the Bird of Prey trail with live raptors, and party like a wild animal with friends.

Celebrate...

with a 2-hour classroom rental. The Museum classroom is reserved for party guests. Tables and chairs are included. Plan to set-up and clean up within these hours. Admission for up to 15 party visitors is included in the rental fee. Additional admission passes are available for purchase for a discounted rate of $3/person (members are free). If more time at the Museum is needed once the two-hour rental is up, clean up and then take guests into the Exhibit Halls. The Museum is open until 5pm.

Schedule...

Contact sburke@annistonmuseum.org or call 256-237-6766 x 302. Birthdays must be booked at least two weeks in advance or earlier if possible. Parties are available on Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM and on Sunday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Anniston Museum does not “hold” dates. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis; payment confirms reservation. Payment may be made during regular business hours after pre-scheduling party with the Education Department. Payment confirms reservation and is non-refundable! Visa/MC, cash, or personal check with ID.

Guidelines...

Maximum of 40 people may be invited due to space available in the party room. Parties are available for all ages. Parties are scheduled on Saturdays in 2 hour blocks, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM -3:30 PM, and Sunday afternoons, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM only. One adult must be present for every 10 children ages 16 and younger. Table and chairs for 25 are provided as well as a food table. Extra chairs provided if needed. Decorations may be placed on tables or the floor only. All decorations must be removed at the end of the scheduled event. The Museum will not be held liable for loss or damage to property. The Museum reserves the right to levy additional charges for damage to Museum property. An ice maker and refrigerator/freezer is available upon request.

What to do upon arrival...

Check in at the Admissions desk when entering the museum. Security will unlock the classroom for the renter. At this time, the renter will be given 15 stickers for Exhibit Hall admission. Each member of the party must have a birthday party sticker. Additional stickers are available for purchase at any time during the party. Distribute these stickers to guests and inform them that they must wear the stickers in order to gain access to the exhibit halls.

The total rental fee must be paid at least 14 days before party date. If booking two weeks or less prior to party date, full payment is due at time of reservation. Cancellations and refunds are accepted only from the contracted renter and must be made in writing (email or personal letter). Non-members – all rental fees that have been paid, except the $100.00 non-refundable deposit, will be refunded if guidelines for cancellation are followed. Members – all rental fees that have been paid, except the non-refundable $50.00 deposit, will be refunded if guidelines for cancellation are followed. The cancellation or refund request must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.

Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the renter/point of contact to be sure that the facility is cleaned after the event so as to leave the space the way it was found. All food and drinks are to remain outside of Exhibit Halls. Decorations may be placed on tables or the floor only. No glitter or confetti is allowed in the museum. All decorations must be removed at the end of the scheduled event. The museum will not be held liable for loss or damage to property. The museum reserves the right to levy additional charges for damage to museum property. An ice maker and refrigerator/freezer is available upon request.