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Kids' parties at Waikato Museum

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Planning an awesome kid's party?

Come to Waikato Museum and enjoy all the cool activities we have to offer!

Enjoy a 90-minute party with one of our wonderful visitor hosts, make craft activities to take home, and play in the Exscite and Inventors and Innovations: Waikato Bright Sparks galleries or one of our exciting touring exhibitions. Check out the For the Kids section for what's new or coming soon.

Parties start at 10am or 2pm, for between four and 15 children, and up to five adults (maximum classroom capacity is 20). We provide streamers and balloons, and if you want to add specific theming, this can be done 30 minutes prior to the party. You are also welcome to stay after the party as entry is valid all day. 

As we don't have a cafe or caterers on site, you will need to provide any food, plates, and cutlery. We can assist with tables and tablecloths. Unfortunately, under our strict fire safety rules candles are not allowed. 



Party fee for children 3-14 years old is $16.00 (which includes the Science Galleries entry fee of $9).

Party fee for 0-2 is $7.00 – this is for when the party actively involves those kids and they do the craft/activity.

If a child/baby is just “on a hip” then they are free.

Adults will be charged the Science Gallery entry fee of $6

You can pay for everybody, or they can pay individually. Everyone will be provided with a sticker to show they've paid.


We look forward to hosting a great party for your child at Waikato Museum. Please give us two weeks' notice to schedule staffing and plan for your party. 

Unfortunately bookings for children's birthday parties are not available during school holidays, including the weekends during school holidays.

For more information on our venue facilities and hosting your event please give us a call on 07 838 6414 or email: