Birthday Parties at the Academy
With a T. rex that has celebrated millions of birthdays, the Academy really knows how to throw a party!
Celebrate your child’s special day in a one-of-a-kind way! We offer theme parties for kids who love dinosaurs, butterflies, bugs, and animals. Basic parties and add-on encounters with fossils, live animals, or bugs are available.
All Birthday Parties:
Are for children ages 3 and up
Are two hours long
Are available at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
- Include a private party room and expert Academy Birthday Host
Feature all-day museum access and private party tour
- Offer printable party invitations
Book your party today! Call 215-299-1060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme Birthday Party
Throw your child the perfect theme party and let us take care of all the details. A theme birthday party at the Academy includes a private party room, a birthday party host to guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits, and experiences the party guests will talk about all year long.
Choose from the following themes:
New! Theme party items were designed exclusively for the Academy.
Personalized themed birthday cake
Unique science-themed paper goods
- Brightly colored table covers and table decorations
Color changing mood cup for each child guest with matching party theme design
A special birthday gift for the honoree
Pricing for a theme birthday party, not including add-on encounters, is:
- $440 for members (fee is based on a group of up to 20 guests, including adults and children. The birthday child and their parents are free!)
- $470 for nonmembers
For parties larger than 20 people, an additional fee of $12 per additional guest will be added.
Basic Birthday Party
Want to keep it simple but still celebrate in the midst of Philadelphia's famous dinosaurs? Enjoy a private party room and a birthday party host who will guide you on a tour of our hands-on exhibits.
Pricing for a basic birthday party, not including add-on encounters, is:
- $335 for members (fee is based on a group of up to 20 guests, including adults and children. The birthday child and their parents are free!)
- $375 for nonmembers
For parties larger than 20 people, an additional fee of $10 per additional guest will be added.
|All Academy Encounters are $50 each and can be added to basic or theme parties.
||Handle REAL fossils and museum-quality fossil casts just like a paleontologist. Discover why T.rex’s teeth weren’t that great for eating birthday cake during this private fossil encounter. Have the chance to handle (and take once-in-a-lifetime photos with) REAL fossils.
||Meet a live animal from the Academy’s Live Animal Center! Have the chance to catch up with an Academy teacher naturalist and get an up-close look at a furry, scaly, or feathered member of our Academy team!
||Encounter some REAL LIVE Academy creepy crawlies and discover what makes bugs so super cool! Meet a live “bug” (insect or arachnid) you and your guests will never forget, during this private bug encounter.
Choose a delicious food package from 12th Street Catering, and we’ll take care of everything.
All prices are per person so you can mix and match from the menu.
|Birthday Party Food Packages
|Hot Dog Package
||Includes all beef hot dog, chips, and choice of juice boxes, milk, chocolate milk, or small bottle of water
|$7.30 per person
|Pizza Party Package
||Includes plain cheese pizza with choice of juice box, milk, chocolate milk, or small bottle of water
|$8.95 per person
Additional pies available for $14.95
|Chicken Tenders and French Fries Package
||Includes chicken tenders, fries, choice of juice box, milk, chocolate milk, or small bottle of water
||$9.75 per person
||Includes chips, sliced deli pickles, condiments, assorted sandwiches including turkey, ham, roast beef, grilled vegetable, chicken salad, or tuna salad on your choice of whole grain, pumpernickel, or white roll
||$12.95 per person
|Wrap Sandwich Platter
||Includes chips, sliced deli pickles, condiments, assorted wraps including turkey, ham, roast beef, grilled vegetable, chicken salad, or tuna salad on your choice of flour, wheat, or spinach wraps.
||$13.95 per person
||Additional drinks beyond those included in the packages
|Coffee and Tea - $2.25 per person
Ice Tea & Lemonade - $1.95 per person
Soda and Water - $2.50 per person
||Cookies or Brownies - $2.95 per person
||Ice Cream Cups - $1.50 per person
||Fresh Fruit Salad - $4.50 per person
||Soft Pretzel with Mustard and Cheese for dipping- $1.25 per person
||Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, or Garden Salad - $3.95 per person
||Individual Bags of Chips - $1.25 per person
Send every guest home with a one-of-a-kind gift. Select a package with goodies from the Academy Gift Shop.
Grab Bags (Must be ordered at least five days prior to scheduled party and can be ordered at a per child basis)
Academy Logo Mood Pencil, Eraser, and a collectable Silver Dinosaur Coin
Academy Logo Mood Pencil, Eraser, Collectable Silver Dinosaur Coin, and an Academy Logo popper toy
Academy Logo Drawstring Backpack and collectible silver dinosaur coin
Call 215-299-1060 to talk to our Reservations Office to set up your birthday party.