Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique venue to host a birthday party? The museum gives you the chance to have a Dino-mite celebration! VMNH offers an exciting setting and fun themed birthday parties presented by museum staff.  Guests can enjoy free admission to the exhibits (up to room capacity), and a 10% discount at our amazing gift shop.


  • Butterfly Magic
  • Creepy Crawley Bugs
  • Dinosaur Discovery
  • Ocean Adventures
  • Outrageous Reptiles
  • Up, Up, and Away! (astronomy)

Now choose your plan!

Choose the perfect plan to fit your party needs and budget! For all plans a $25 non-refundable deposit to secure the party space is required at the time of the party reservation. Reservations must be made three weeks in advance. The balance is due the day of the party. The museum accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

Plan A

The museum provides a party room for two hours; complimentary admission to view the exhibits; one hands-on activity provided by a museum educator during the first 30 minutes of your party; plates, cups, napkins, & forks; and a 10% gift shop discount.

Fee: $100 for member, $125 for non-member. Activity is for up to 10 children (Pricing includes two adults per child). Have a larger party? No problem! There is only a $3 additional fee per child exceeding 10. Additional adults are $7 or $5 for seniors over 60. Please contact us in advance, as additional space may be required.

Plan B

The museum provides a party room for two hours, complimentary admission to view the exhibits, and a 10% gift shop discount. You provide all activities, decorations, cake, plates, utensils, etc. If you need more time for your party, an additional fee of $25 is charged for every 30 minutes.

Fee: $75 for member, $100 for non-members. For up to room capacity only (see below).

  • Moore Classroom (981 sf, 32 participants)
  • Charity League Classroom (712 sf, 24 participants)
  • Distance Learning Classroom  (909 sf, 20 participants)
  • Moore & Charity League combined (50 participants) The fee for this combination is $175.

Click to download the Party Reservation Form and Party Agreement Form. For more information, please call 276-634-4187 or email

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

My 4 year old son loves going to the museum. The exhibits are educational, interactive and kid-friendly.

Beth D.

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