The staff made everything so easy from start to finish. Our son and his guests had a blast.

Start with a Basic Bash

$185 (Members: $160)

Let our staff take care of set-up and clean up while you enjoy the day. Your Basic Bash will include:

  • 90 minutes in private decorated party room

  • Tableware (plates, cups and napkins)

  • All day admission for up to 15 guests ($6.50 per additional guest)

  • Adult chaperones free!


You can Also Add A Theme

For an Additional $50

Enjoy all of the features of the Basic Bash plus your choice of thematic activity and birthday treasure hunt led by our staff facilitator.The following thematic activities can be tailored to your age group of up to 15 party guests.


  • Arty Party: We’ll paint and play in this artist’s dream come true. Create a canvas masterpiece and look for hidden treasure in a colorful way!

  • Build It, Bash It: Enter the construction zone, but first guests must make their own hard hats! We'll have fun building and then have just as much fun bashing with a wrecking ball game. Blueprints will lead us to birthday treasure.  

  • Pirate Party: Ahoy mateys! 'X' marks the spot as guests look for birthday treasure and then create our own treasure boxes to take home! Swash buckling fun on the high seas! 

  • Jedi Fun: Young Padawan guests will make their own Light Sabers, play Jedi training games and look for galactic treasure.

  • Wizardry for Muggles: Make an exploding cauldron, attend potions class and more! Guests will enjoy a science demonstration, make their own crazy concoctions and use wizardry skills to locate birthday treasure.

  • Fairy Princess Party: Create your very own crown and set of fairy wings! Guests will look for clues around the museum on a magical treasure hunt around the museum.

Don't Forget to Top it off...

Explore More Souvenir Cup: $5 each
Send your guests away with a special Explore More cup that includes party favor toys, Explore More pencil, and single-use Explore More guest pass. ($10 value)

Festive Cake and Juice: $40
Celebrate in style with a personalized cake and juice! Two weeks advance notice required for cake. 

Ice Cream Cups: $1 each

Invitations: Free upon request!

Sound Good?

Choose your reservation block:

Saturday mornings
10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday afternoons
12:30pm - 2:00pm or 3:00pm - 4:30pm

(540) 442-8900

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  • A $50.00 non-refundable deposit and reservation form must be received within 48 hours to hold the reservation.

  • Parties are reserved on a first come, first served basis. We suggest you schedule at least a month in advance.

  • Deadline for additions to the party, such as cake or Explore More activities, is two weeks prior to the party date.

  • EMDM reserves the right to limit the size of the group.

  • Themed parties with activities are limited to 15 children.

  • The museum will be open to the public during your party.

  • We ask that our guests follow museum rules regarding courtesy, running and appropriate noise levels.

  • All food, drinks, balloons and party favors must be kept inside the party room.

  • Party guests may visit the museum as long as they would like following the party!