Looking for a fun, educational and hands-on way to celebrate your child’s birthday?
Host your next party at the Lyman Allyn!

The 2-Hour Birthday Party Package

First Hour: Activities with Museum Educator
20 minute eye-spy tour through the galleries
40 minute hands-on art project of your choice. Select from these exciting options or let us customize a project for your group:

  • painting on canvas board
  • mask-making
  • sculpting with clay
  • birdhouse painting


Second Hour: Host Family Celebration
Host family may serve lunch/cake, open presents, play games and celebrate in the comfort of the private party room (family may begin setting up the room one hour before the party is scheduled to begin).

Party Package Details

In order to secure your preferred date, it is recommended that you make a reservation one to two months in advance. Please contact Sophia Gipstein-Scirico, Learning and Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected] or 860.443.2545 ext. 2128.

  • Auditorium (capacity is 45 people)
    • Members: $270.00 / Non-Members: $285.00
    • Will cover art projects for 15 children
    • Additional children are $10 per person


Cost includes: Museum admission for all party guests (including parents and/or caregivers), guided eye-spy and art project with museum educator, art supplies, use of party room, tables, chairs, and refrigerator/freezer.

Cost does not include: food, beverages, paper goods, tablecloths, utensils or gift bags.

Cancellation Policy: We require a 50% deposit to hold your date. The remaining amount is due the day of the party. If you cancel prior to one week before the party date, your deposit will be refunded in full. If you cancel within one week of the party date, there will be no refund of the deposit.

The Museum will coordinate children’s birthday parties but will monitor community COVID-19 cases. In the event of a surge, parties may be cancelled or pivoted to virtual workshops/pick-up project kits. Refunds will correspond with the program change (full refund for cancellations, adjusted price for workshop or kit).

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