What days & times are available?
Parties can be booked on Saturdays and Sundays from September to November and January to June (exact dates are subject to availability). Parties run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*All parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
What do I need to bring?
Cake, candles, matches, cake cutter, utensils, napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths (for two 8-foot tables), drinks, and decorations as desired. Limited use of the kitchen will be available to you, including the fridge, microwave and stove if needed.
What is the cost of a Museum birthday?
- $120.00 for a 2-hour theme party with host
- $90 Do-It-Yourself Party
- Museum members receive a 10% discount
Reservations and a signed contract are required for a birthday party. The full birthday party fee is due at the time of booking to reserve the Murphy Room and/or the party host. We accept payment with cash, cheque, credit, and debit.
Note: Parties cancelled with at least 10 days’ notice will be refunded the full amount less a $50.00 administration fee.
How many children can we invite?
We only have adequate space for 10 children maximum (including the birthday child) for the activities that we have planned. Please consider a Do-It-Yourself Party for larger groups (up to 25 people).
Is a Museum tour part of our activities?
Our casual staff members, who host the party activities, are not historical docents and can therefore only give basic information about the Museum. A tour is not part of your scheduled activities.
How do I book a party?
- Begin by downloading the Museum’s Birthday Party Booking Package.
- Read the attached Terms & Conditions and fill out the Birthday Party Booking Form with your desired dates and themes.
- When complete, email your forms to Catherine Caughell, Education & Outreach Coordinator.
We will check the availability of the party room and party hosts and respond to your request as soon as possible (typically within 3 business days). If you have any immediate questions or concerns regarding booking a birthday party at the Thunder Bay Museum, please feel free to contact Catherine at (807) 623-0801 ext. 16 or email@example.com.