Birthdays at the museum.  The KU Natural History Museum offers several birthday programs. We'll handle the details and create a party you and your child will remember. 


Choose from one of the three science / nature themes below. Then, if desired, choose your “extras,” provided by the Kansas Union (next door to the museum), such as cake and punch to be enjoyed in a semi-private party room.  Don't worry about having to contact the Union separately - museum staff will handle everything once you send us your selections!
We provide hands-on activities, a themed poster for the birthday child, and knowledgeable hosts. Parties cost $50 total for the first 10 attendees. Additional attendees cost $7 per person. This does not include the cost of “extras,” as listed below.
Request your party date today! Please contact us and a museum staff member will respond within 48 hours. For museum record-keeping purposes, we ask that you email us at to set up a birthday party.  You may call 785-864-2380 with questions.  Birthday parties must be arranged at least three weeks in advance. 
Choose a theme:
Prehistoric Party – Learn about the ancient life of Kansas, take a photo with a cardboard T. rex, and make your own fossils to take home!
Bug-Eyed Birthday – Learn about the amazing world of insects, pet hissing cockroaches or walking sticks, and make a bug house!
Astonishing Amphibians & Rockin’ Reptiles – Examine the museum’s exhibit of live snakes and lizards, learn about the incredible adaptations of reptiles and amphibians, and make a paper chain snake to take home!
Choose Extras:
Themed decorations (party hats, colorful balloons, etc.) - $25
Fruit Punch, Iced Tea or Lemonade - $16.50/gallon (about 20 servings)
Coffee or Hot Chocolate - $19/gallon
Soft drinks or bottled water - $1.35/can/bottle
Custom Decorated 9” Layer Cake - $34 (approx. 10-12 servings)
Custom Decorated Half Sheet Cake - $47.25 (approx. 30-40 servings)
Custom Decorated Full Sheet Cake - $68.25 (approx. 60-80 servings)
- Chocolate, White or Marble Cake, Vanilla or Chocolate Icing
Brownies - $10.80/dozen
Gourmet Cookies - $11.40/dozen
Cupcakes - $19.50/dozen
Domestic Cheese Tray - $39/12 person tray
Garden Vegetable Tray - $36/12 person tray
Fruit Tray - $39/12 person tray
Pizza - $10/large, single-topping