Host your next birthday party at the museum! This is the time to book your birthday party at the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery. December 1st will see a necessary increase in the price of our birthday party packages. Book as far out as you’d like before November 30 and your future party will be at our current rate. The following prices reflect the new changes.
MOD Party Packages
Choose from one of our three party packages which include admission to the museum for your guests plus use of our party room! Add goodie bags, custom invitations, or a special guided activity to make that special day extra special! * Member discount applies to Party Packages, but not enhancements.
Birthday Extravaganza ($375)
Available Sundays 10 am – 12 pm
This package includes private admission to the museum for 8 to 25 children during non-public hours (daily admission rates apply to more than 25 children). You will have two hours in our party room and one MOD Party Assistant to guide your party through the museum and personalize your experience.
Birthday Shindig ($250)
Available Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3 – 5 pm & Sundays 3 – 5 pm
This package includes admission to the museum for 8 to 20 children during our open hours (daily admission rates apply to more than 20 children). You will have two hours in our party room with one MOD Party Assistants during your two-hour window and the rest of the time can be spent exploring the museum at your own pace with your party.
Birthday Bash ($200)
Available Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3 -5 pm & Sundays 3 – 5 pm
This package includes admission to the museum for up to 10 children during our open hours. You will have two hours in our party room with one MOD Party Assistant during your two-hour window and the rest of the time can be spent exploring the museum at your own pace with your party.
- Guided Activity ($50): A MOD Party Assistant will lead guests in an activity of your choosing for 30-45 minutes in the party room. Must be arranged at least one week prior to party date.
- Guest Goodie Bags ($5-10/bag): Each goodie bag will contain a MOD sticker, a free admission coupon, and a selection from our gift shop (based upon availability and price point), neatly packaged individually. Must be arranged at least one week prior to party date.
Location: 1855 41st Ave, Suite C-10, Capitola 95010
Capacity: 8-25 children, with daily admission fees for all guests beyond that
Duration: 2 hours in party room (allowed 30 minutes set-up in room prior to party)
Staffing: 1 MOD Party Assistant. Extra staff is available for an additional fee of $40 per staff member.
Food: You are welcome to bring in your own food and cakes for your party. We can provide recommendations in the area if you are interested in ordering any items. Food must be served AND consumed in the party room.
Food Storage: MOD will provide refrigeration for cakes at no charge.
Decorations: You are also welcome to provide and set up your own personal decorations in our party room. Timing of set up must be arranged with our MOD Party Coordinator. We do not allow balloons inside the Museum and request that tacks and nails are not used for decoration suspension. Tape can be provided.
Gifts: You are welcome to bring and open gifts in the party room. However, please be aware that there is a specified amount of time allowed in the party room and there may not always be time for opening gifts.
Clean Up: We kindly request that you have guests throw away their tableware before leaving the party room. And please be mindful of the ending time of you party so that our employees can promptly clean up the party room for the next event and/or closing.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your base party cost is due at the time of booking ($175 for Extravaganza; $112.50 for Shindig; $87.50 for Bash). The remainder will be due 3 days prior to party.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus the non-refundable deposit will be given with minimum 3 day notice. No refunds will be given with less than 3 days notice of cancellation.