Birthday Parties

Party Time

For our Paleontology-themes parties all you need to bring are the presents!  Your child’s birthday party will include:

  • 1 hour in the party room
  • Themed cake with child’s name on it
  • Ice cream
  • Party punch
  • All themed paper products (cups, napkins, forks, spoons, tablecloths)
  • Micro-fossil picking activity with shark tooth take home
  • T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Honorary Jr. Paleontologist certificate for birthday child signed by a Paleontologist
  • Happy Birthday announcement over the intercom
  • Happy Birthday on the front desk sign
  • Admission to the HODC for up to 20 guests (adults and children age 4 and older). Additional guests are $5 each.
  • Set-up and clean-up by the party coordinator


$200 for members $225 for non-members.  This price includes all of the above for up to 20 people ages 4+.  Additional guests are $5 each (ages 3 & under are free).  The party room can comfortably fit up to 50 people total and is ADA compliant.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your party time.  The balance due and admission for additional guests is payable the day of your party.  If a cancellation is made less than 2 weeks in advance, your deposit will not be refunded.  All monies are non-refundable once the party has begun.


Saturdays at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 Sundays at 1:30 and 3:00

To Make Your Reservation

To make a reservation, please call 423-434-4263 ext. 808 or email reservations@visithandson.org. A 50% deposit is required to make your reservation. Party slots fill up quickly so we suggest that reservations be made at least one month in advance.


Download and print as many as you need!

Postcard invitations – are double sided and four to a page and will need to be printed on card stock and cut for mailing.

Hands on Museum - colorful drawing of a gift and a party hat