So whether you want to get up close and personal with animals, discover how New Yorkers keep moving or just want 53 tiny ponies all to yourself, check out some of these great birthday ideas for the kids who like to party like rock stars!
All of the below venues offer events at a variety of price points, as well as planners to help find the party that will best suit your little one. Best of all, just show-up, have a great time and leave the cleaning to someone else!
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Parties for kids ages 2-12
The museum is a great soup-to-nuts birthday party for the toddler set all the way up to the tweens. Run by trained museum hosts, you can pick from a variety of great themed activities for an hour, followed by 45 minutes of provided food and cake in your own private party room. Party favors and free admission to the museum for the day is provided. For more information visit Brooklyn Children’s Museum Birthday Parties
New York Transit Museum
Parties for kids ages 3 and up
Want to know how 8 million New Yorkers get out, about and keep moving every day. The transit museum puts together a great party that provides a guide to give a kids a family friendly tour of the museum, provides transit themed games and scavenger hunts and allows kids to stay and enjoy all the museum has to offer. Visit Transit Museum Birthday Parties to check out the morning and afternoon packages and price points.
Prospect Park Zoo
Parties for kids ages 3-11
Tailored to the age of the birthday boy or girl, zoo parties allow kids to have hands on contact with live animals, make arts & crafts based on the animals they have met and learned about and visit the various exhibits around the zoo. All parties are staffed with a zoo educator plus additional staff to help run the party. Party packages include invitations, goody bags and zoo admission. BYO cake, utensils and juice. For more information visit Prospect Park Zoo Birthday Party.
Parties for kids ages 4 and up
Prospect Park offers loads of options for kids and great planners to help you gauge what party is best for your child. You can do everything from have a private carousel party, to take a nature walk with the people from the Audobon Center, to enjoy potato sack races, treasure hunts and toy making at the Lefferts Historic House. There is something for everyone and parties can be tailored to your needs. Visit Prospect Park Birthdays for more information.
The New York Aquarium in Coney Island
Parties for kids ages 3-11
For your little fishies, consider a party at the aquarium for something new and educational. The aquarium will put together an age appropriate party and all kids and parents will have to do is enjoy being surrounded by sea horses, sea lions and some of the most beautiful and exciting underwater creatures in the world. Party room for cake provided. Visit Aquarium Birthday Party for details.