Note: Based on restrictions due to COVID-19 including capacity, etc. we are not accepting party reservations at this time but would be happy to book parties taking place September 5th and beyond. Make your reservation today!
Booking a Birthday Bash is a piece of cake!
Let The Clay Center handle set up, clean up and the action-packed FUN! All that’s left to do is blow out the candles.
Clay Center Family Plus and Premium Plus Members enjoy a 20% discount on our Classic and Deluxe Birthday Bash packages!
CLASSIC Birthday Bash$225 (Non-Members)
- The CLASSIC Birthday Bash features everything you need for a stress free celebration!
- $180 Family Plus & Family Premium Member Discount
- $225 Non-Members
- • Private party room for 2 hours
- • Dedicated Clay Center Party Assistant
- • Museum Admission for 20 party guests*
- • Plates, cups, napkins & tableware set for 20 guests in your color of choice
- *Complimentary admission is provided to the honored birthday child plus two parents or guardians
- Guests 2 years and younger are FREE and are not included in the 20-party guest total
- Clay Center Members are included in the 20-party guest total and cannot use membership to cover party admission
- 20-party guest total includes adults and children
PREMIUM Birthday Bash2 hour private party!
- The PREMIUM Birthday Bash allows you and 50 of your closest friends to take over the entire museum for a 2-hour private party! Limited availability outside of regular Museum hours, a representative from The Clay Center will contact you concerning scheduling options.
- This option is not limited to birthdays! Celebrate a team victory, reward your class on a job well done or choose any reason to party with the Museum galleries all to yourself!
DELUXE Birthday Bash$275 (Non-Members)
- The DELUXE Birthday Bash includes all the features of the CLASSIC Birthday Bash, PLUS
- Hands-on activities led by a Discovery Leader!
- $220 Family Plus & Family Premium Member Discount
- $275 Non-Members
- Choose from the interactive and exciting activities listed below:
- PARTY IN THE PLANETARIUM (recommended for all ages)
- Enjoy an out of this world Birthday Bash in the Caperton Planetarium and Theater! Party guests will blast into space with an exciting planetarium show!
- ICE CREAM PARTY (recommended for all ages)
- You bring the cake, we’ve got the ice cream covered! Using liquid nitrogen and sweet cream, one of our talented Discovery Leaders will create homemade ice cream right before your eyes!
- ARTSY PARTY (recommended for ages 7 and older)
- Eat cake and create! Celebrate your birthday with creativity as we guide you and your friends through a painting experience using balloons as paint brushes!
- SAFARI PARTY (recommended for ages 5 and older)
- Who’s ready for a fun challenge? There are escaped animals roaming the Museum and it’s your job to find them. Work in guided teams to find the animals and complete a fun science challenge. You even get a live meet and greet with some creepy crawly critters from Madagascar!
Helpful Party Tips!
Expecting more than 35 guests? You will need an extra party room!
Clay Center party rooms can only accommodate up to 35 guests.
Add an extra party room for $75
Need more than 2 hours in your party room?
Extra time can be added for $50 per hour, per party room
Contact Kristen Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-561-3500 x3511 to add an extra party room or to extend your time in the party room.