Whether your child loves dinosaurs, trains, science, cooking, or animals, you’ll find the perfect venue to throw a party your child will never forget. Tap into their interests and you’ll be able to create a magical experience for your child and his or her friends. Here are the best picks for a kid’s birthday no matter their interest. Just add goodie bags!
Considered one of the best spots to have a kid’s birthday in Connecticut, the Connecticut Science Center really knows how to throw a bash. Every party is one-of-a-kind and allows for age and interest appropriate activities and hands-on experiments.
Enjoy a party among beluga whales and playful penguins at one of New England’s best aquariums. Mystic Aquarium offers children’s birthday party packages based upon the age of the children at the party. Party packages include 1.5 hours in the learning lab and special themes based on the birthday girl or boy’s interests.
For very active kids into sports, games, and more, Nomad’s Adventure Quest is a great option. Several birthday party options are available for kids including indoor, outdoor, and bowling packages. The indoor adventure package includes different options such as laser tag, bounce houses, arcade games, and more. Do note that cakes are not provided, but no other outside food is permitted.
Dinosaur lovers and little archaeologists will love a birthday party held at Nature’s Art Village. While they don’t have structured birthday party packages available for the outdoor exhibits, Nature’s Art Village does offer indoor birthday parties held in the Discovery Depot. Packages include age appropriate games, food (but not a cake), and a special theme such as Radical Rocks or Fabulous Fossils.
Fulfill a birthday wish for your little prince or princess with a magical carousel party at the Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford or the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol. Packages include art activities, free rides on the carousel, goodie bags, and even options for themes such as firefighter, tea party, carousel, or knights.
Let your little baker create their own cookies with a Cookie Workshop birthday party. Cookie Workshop is a nut-free facility, making it a safe place for kiddos with severe nut allergies. They also offer gluten free, dairy free, and egg free dough option for those with allergies or sensitivities. A Cookie Workshop party includes a special party theme, ingredients and instruction for cookie baking, a cupcake tower, and more.
Boys and girls obsessed with wheels and all manmade engines will be fascinated by a birthday party at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Two birthday party packages are available for parties up to 25 people, but do note you must bring your own food. The Junior Operator Birthday Party includes use of the dining car for two hours and a trolley ride. The Conductor Birthday Party includes the use of a working trolley car to enjoy with friends and family.
Connecticut Children’s Museum is an enjoyable place to spend a few hours indoors with kids whether for their birthday party or not. It is also especially well-suited to birthday parties for younger kids since many of their exhibits are appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers, whereas some of the previously mentioned options would be less suitable. Birthday party packages include visits from animals, a museum tour, private room, and age appropriate crafts and games.
Nurture your child’s fascination with the environment by hosting their birthday party at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. The Animal Adventure birthday party allows kids to meet, touch, or hold furry, scaly, slimy, and many legged critters. How exciting! The Fizz, Foam & Fly party includes age appropriate hands-on experiments led by museum educators.
Little girls with a love of pink will enjoy a perfect party at Polk Dot Girls. Offering 13 different party packages for two different age groups, parents will find something ideal for their daughter. Tweens can learn make-up tricks and tips with the Mastery of Make-up party or younger girls can enjoy a tea party themed birthday.