Parties

Book Your Next Daytime or After-Hours Party at Hands On

The Hands On Children’s Museum is the perfect place to celebrate birthdays, baby showers, and after-hours events. Make treasured memories and entertain guests of all ages at the South Sound's favorite family destination!

We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance. Call Reservations at (360) 956-0818 ext. 0 for questions or to reserve your party.

Daytime Party Package Includes
  • 1.5 hours in party space (indoor or outdoor)
  • Play in the museum galleries for the day
  • Small party up to 30 people
  • Large party up to 60 people
  • Unique gift bag for the birthday child
  • VIP parking and entrance for the host family
  • Digital template for birthday invitations
  • 15 minutes of setup time prior to the party

You Provide

  • Cake or cupcakes
  • Party food if desired
  • Disposable paper products

Add More Fun

  • Curiosity Kit activity: $7.95 per kit
  • Disposable cutlery, plates, & napkins: $25 for up to 25 place settings

Daytime Party Pricing

  • Small Party (up to 30 people): Members ($225), Non-Members ($250)
  • Large Party (up to 60 people): Members ($395), Non-Members ($435)

Daytime Party Times
Host access 15 minutes prior to the start times below.

  • Saturdays: 9:30-11:00 am, 12:00-1:30 pm, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Sundays: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30-3:00 pm

Deposit Required

A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required to reserve your daytime party. The balance is due at least 10 days prior to your party date.

Reschedule and Cancellation Policy

Parties may be rescheduled at no extra cost with at least 72 hours notice depending on availability.

If you need to cancel, any amount paid over the non-refundable deposit will be refunded when you cancel at least 72 hours prior to the event date. Refunds are not permitted for cancelations of less than 72 hours. Exceptions to the 72-hour notice requirement may be considered for a COVID-related emergency.

Book a Private Party After Hours or Personal Play Date

Get everything included in the daytime party package and enjoy private use of the Museum with up to 50 children and 50 adults.

Pricing

  • Members ($595), Non-Members ($645)
  • Additional 1/2 hour $80
  • Additional hour $160

Deposit Required

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your party. The balance is due at least 10 days prior to your party date.

Reschedule and Cancellation Policy

Parties may be rescheduled at no extra cost with at least 72 hours notice depending on availability.

If you need to cancel, any amount paid over the non-refundable deposit will be refunded when you cancel at least 72 hours prior to the event date. Refunds are not permitted for cancelations of less than 72 hours. Exceptions to the 72-hour notice requirement may be considered for a COVID-related emergency.

Safety Guidelines

Please keep our children healthy. Face coverings are required for all Museum visitors ages 5 and up while indoors and not eating. Face coverings are also required for all preschool and camp students regardless of age in accordance with the WA State Secretary of Health’s mandate.

Ready to plan a party?

Fill out our Party Inquiry Form below. Or for more information, please call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0 or email reservations@hocm.org.

Birthday/Party Inquiry Form

Thank you for your interest in having your party at Hands On! Please leave us as much detail as possible about your event and we'll get back to you within two business days. Please note: Completing this form does not reserve your party space.

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