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A birthday party at the Clay Center is a unique way to celebrate your child's special day!
Call (304) 561-3562 to reserve your party.


Choose one of these special birthday packages:

Basic Birthday Package includes:
- Private party room
- Fun printable invitations - full-page letter size and half-page letter size
- Gallery admissions for up to 10 children (additional children are $5 each). One parent per child (two parents for the birthday child) is admitted free. All others must pay applicable admission rates.
- A day of fun in the Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum for you and your guests!
- A free gallery admission pass for each child to be used for a future visit.

Clay Center Member Price: $50*
Non-Member Price: $75*
*Up to 10 children, additional children $5 each


Deluxe Birthday Package includes:
- Private party room
- Fun printable invitations - full-page letter size and half-page letter size
- Gallery admissions for up to 10 children (additional children are $10 each). One parent per child (two parents for the birthday child) is admitted free. All others must pay applicable admission rates.
- A private (age-appropriate) science demo.
- A whole day of fun in the Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum for you and your guests!
- A free gallery admission pass for each child to be used for a future visit.

Clay Center Member Price: $100*
Non-Member Price: $150*
*for up to 10 children, additional children $10 each


Birthday Party Add-ons:*
Planetarium Show: $1.50 per person ($1 for Clay members)
Giant Screen Film: $3.50 per person ($2.50 for Clay members)
Planetarium & Film: $5 per person ($3.50 for Clay members)
*Reservations subject to availability.

All birthday reservations are subject to availability and black out dates apply. Parties are for children up to age 12.

Although Clay Center staff members do not lead parties, they are always on hand to help or answer any questions.

Party Planning Guidelines 
You provide:
- Birthday cake or cupcakes* (no candles, please)
- Decorations, plates and plastic ware
- Pre-packaged juice packs*
*Please note: No other food or soft drinks other than those above are permitted.
Food and soft drinks are available from Embassy Suites, the Clay Center’s exclusive in house caterer, for an additional cost.
Not permitted:
- Candles
- Helium balloons
- Piñatas
- Tape or staples on painted or wood areas of walls 

Reservations
Parties may be reserved up to 3 months in advance of the current month, and must be reserved no less than 2 weeks prior to your desired birthday date. Call (304) 561-3562 for birthday party reservations.

Deposits and Payments
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. Final payment is due no later than one week prior to your reserved date.

Party Times
Saturday
11 am (10:30 - 11 set up time, 11 - 11:45 party time, 11:45 - 12 clean up)
1 pm (12:30 - 1 set up time, 1 - 1:45 party time, 1:45 - 2 clean up)
3 pm (2:30 - 3 set up time, 3 - 3:45 party time, 3:45 - 4 clean up)

Sunday
1 pm (12:30 - 1 set up time, 1 - 1:45 party time, 1:45 - 2 clean up)
3 pm (2:30 - 3 set up time, 3 - 3:45 party time, 3:45 - 4 clean up)

Weekday afternoon, school holidays and summer break times available upon request. 

Birthday party guests
Standard package:
Price includes gallery admission for up to 10 children, including the birthday child. Additional children are $5 each. All children must be paid for, regardless of their membership status. One child per parent is admitted free. Extra adults must pay applicable admission rates.

Deluxe package:
Price includes gallery admission for up to 10 children, including the birthday child. Additional children are $10 each. All children must be paid for, regardless of their membership status. Extra adults must pay applicable admission rates.
Maximum total is 30 guests.

Guest check in
Please advise your guests to arrive 5 - 15 minutes prior to your scheduled party time to allow time for check-in.

Still have questions? Call (304) 561-3562 to for more information or to reserve your party!
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