Birthday Parties at Berkshire Museum

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Please read our birthday party FAQ for more information.

Any additional questions? Contact Sophia at sholmes@berkshiremuseum.org or (413) 443 – 7171 ext. 384

FAQ

Do I have to be a Berkshire Museum Member to book a birthday party?
Yes – A Berkshire Museum Membership is required to book a birthday party. Members visit for free YEAR-ROUND! Learn more HERE.

When can I schedule my party?
Parties are available September – June, on Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, or 1 PM – 4 PM.

How much does a party cost?
If already a Berkshire Museum Member, or once a membership is purchased the party is $200.

Can I have more than 25 people attending?
No, due to fire code in the party space, ONLY 25 occupants may be in the room at once (including children and adults). Though adults are free to drop off / pick up their child if they are not part of the headcount.

Does the 3-hour window include set-up and tear-down time? 
Yes, each party booked has a total of 3 hours including time to set-up the room.

Can I bring candles or helium balloons? 
No, we are unable to accommodate any open flame or helium balloons per museum policy.

How can I pay?
Once you have filled out our ONLINE FORM, you will be contacted by a museum representative with the option to pay online, or payment can be made over the phone, or in person.
PLEASE NOTE: Membership fees must be up-to-date or paid at least two weeks prior to the date of the party. Parties must be paid in full one week prior to the scheduled date.

Can I bring in food? 
Yes – food and drink is permitted only in the designated party room and cannot be carried out into the museum. Alcoholic beverages and cannabis products are not permitted on the museum campus.

Are the age limits for the party options negotiable? 
We have some flexibility in our party option offerings. Age limits are guidelines suggested by museum educators based on the activities included. If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss.

 

Aquarium Adventures

(All Ages) Explore the aquarium and meet some of the reptiles who live at the museum. See 2 animals up close!

  • Red-footed Tortoise
  • Box Turtle
  • Ball Python
  • Hognose Snake
  • Blue-Tongued Skink
  • Leopard Gecko

Kitchen Kaboom

(Ages 4+) A sensory-based exploration of science. Whether you are a mad scientist or an engineer, your party will be exploding with possibilities. Pick 2 experiments to try!

  • Lava Lamps: guests will make a take-home “lava lamp” using scientific concepts of density and chemical reactions
  • Elephant’s Toothpaste: guests will make colorful foam resulting from an exciting chemical reaction
  • Slime: guests will make their own slime to take home
  • Playdough: guests will measure and mix to make playdough to take home
  • Snap Circuits Electrical Experimentation: guests build while exploring how electricity moves completing challenges with plastic snaps!

WeeMuse

(Ages 1-5) In this party option guests will have play items provided for exploration and enjoyment as well as two of the following facilitated activities

  • Reptile dance/dice roll dancing
  • Floor Tangram puzzles
  • Block building
  • Sensory play- slime or oobleck (choose one)
  • Felt board story time
  • Free paint

Fill out this online form to begin booking your party!

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What people are saying

Loved how interactive it all was

“There was so much to see. My kid’s favorite was the galactic room with glass renderings from local artist Josh Williams. My kids loved the hands-on stuff. My husband is a Civil War/American history fan and there was plenty for him to see as well. Loved how interactive it all was. So happy we came and will definitely return!”

– Elda P.

A gem in Pittsfield

“What a fun and educational place for all! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the displays are interesting. Definitely a gem in Pittsfield!”

– Ana West Reyes

Thank you for being responsible

“We had a lovely time here! We enjoyed seeing the animals in the aquarium and reptiles section. The art was lovely to observe as well! I especially appreciated the signs acknowledging problematic aspects of museums and history about local native people. Thank you for being responsible.”

– Sarah Leidhold