Member Kids "Chocolate" Birthday Parties

Information valid during Chocolate Special Exhibition, January 29-May 22, 2011

What better place to go wild on your birthday than the Anniston Museum of Natural History?

Birthday parties are a benefit of Museum Membership.

Enjoy … a visit to seven exciting exhibit halls, including the hands-on children’s discovery room- NatureSpace. Walk on the nature trails, including the Bird of Prey trail with live raptors, and party like a wild animal with your friends.

Description … 2-hour classroom rental. A Museum classroom is reserved for you and your guest. Tables and chairs are included. Plan to set-up and clean up within these hours. Admission for up to 20 party visitors are included in the rental fee. You may purchase more admission passes for a discounted fee of $4/adult and $3/child. If you need more time at the Museum, finish your party, clean up and then take your guest into the Exhibit Halls. The Museum is open until 6pm during Chocolate weekends.

How to schedule … Contact the Community Services Coordinator at 256-237-6766 x 116, or by email, edspecialist@annistonmuseum.org.  Payment may be made during regular business hours after you have pre-scheduled your party with the Community Services Coordinator. Payment confirms reservation and is non-refundable! Visa/MC, cash or personal check with ID.

Fees … $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your date. This includes 20 guests (child or adult) passes.  $4/adult and $3/child admission to exhibit halls for additional guests. Payment must be made when scheduling the party. Ask about adding a live animal program for an additional fee.

Guidelines … (Parties are an exclusive benefit of Museum Membership. Click here to join, or contact the Membership Department at 237-6766, ext 120.)


        Maximum of 40 people may be invited due to space available
       in the party room.

       Parties are available for ages 4-grade 6

       Parties are scheduled on Saturdays in 2 hour blocks. 
       10:30-12:30pm or 1:30-3:30pm, and now also on 
       Sunday afternoons, from 2-4pm only.

       One adult must be present for every 10 children.

       Table and chairs for 25 are provided as well as a food table. 
       Extra chairs provided if needed.

       Decorations may be placed on tables or the floor only.
       All decorations must be removed at the end of your
       scheduled event. The Museum will not be held liable for
       loss or damage to property.

       The Museum reserves the right to levy additional charges 
       for careless damage to Museum property. 

       An ice maker and refrigerator/freezer is available
       upon request.

Click for Decoration/Clean Up Guidelines


What to do when you arrive….
Check in at the Admissions desk when you arrive. Security will unlock the classroom for you and your guest. When you check in you will be given 15 stickers for Exhibit Hall admission. Each member of the party must have a birthday party sticker. You may purchase additional stickers at anytime during the party. Distribute these stickers to your guests and inform them that they must wear the stickers in order to gain access to the exhibit halls.

Souvenir Gift Bags
Please your party guest with souvenir gift bags from the Museum Store. For details on gift bag contact the Museum Store Manager at 256-237-6766 ext 112. This is a separate fee. Not included in deposit.

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