Have an amazing art-filled birthday party at The NIC! A birthday party includes three options: Birthday Bash (ages 2-15), Birthday pARTy (ages 4-12), or Birthday Partay/Art Night Out (ages 18+).

See below for more information.  Or use these links for the most detailed information about the amazing birthday party options for all ages!


BIRTHDAY BASH
The Birthday Bash includes:

  • Rent the Discovery Center for 2 hours (includes clean up time)
  • Hands-on art experiences in the Discovery Center

Price: 

  • Up to 10 guests: Members $95.00; non-members $120.00
  • Up to 20 guests: Members $130.00; non-members $155.00

Available Times:

  • Saturdays: 10:30am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12:30 - 4pm


BIRTHDAY PARTY:
The Birthday pARTy includes:

  • Interactive art project led by an art instructor
  • Rent the Discovery Center for 2 hours (includes clean up time)
  • Complimentary refreshments (lemonade, ice water)

Price: 

  • Up to 10 guests: Members $175.00; non-members $200.00
  • Up to 20 guests: Members $ 220.00; non-members $245.00

Available Times:

  • Saturdays: 10:30am - 5pm


BIRTHDAY PARTAY:
Birthday Partay/Art Night Out:

  • Tour of the galleries and Complimentary refreshments (lemonade, ice water) or BYOB!
  • Projects are customized based on request and cost of material.
  • Projects may include ceramics, painting, mixed media, messy art, and more.

Price (must have at least 5 people): 

  • Per Person: Members $15.00; non-members $20.00

Available Times:

  • Saturdays: 10:30am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12:30 - 4pm
  • Monday - Saturday:  5 - 8pm (additional event charge of $50.00 for evenings)


Reservation Information: 

  • Birthday Bash and Birthday pARTy:
    • A 50% deposit of the party fee is required to reserve a party date
  • Birthday Partay/ Art Night Out:
    • $50.00 deposit is required to reserve a party date
  • ALL RESERVATIONS
    • The balance of the fee must be paid by the day before the party
    • Please make all reservations at least three weeks in advance
    • Dress for art making!
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • No deposits will be refunded for cancellations made less than five business days prior to the party date. In case of an emergency, the party may be rescheduled. A $20.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellations.

Birthday pARTy Projects*: 

Messy Art:
Explore basic art concepts while creating spontaneous art.

Clay Fun:
Let your imagination run wild when you create a mischievous monster or a playful animal.

Shrinky Dinks:
Create one-of-a kind shrinky dink necklace and key-chain.

Princess Party:
Spend an afternoon with a princess and create a beautiful princess lantern jar. We will have fun with games and preparing beauty potions.

Unicorn Party:
Spend a magical afternoon making unicorn inspired jewelry or making a colorful unicorn painting.

Magic and Mischief Party:
Spend an afternoon in the company of a magical character (fairy/witch) and make magic wands, ceramic fairy houses or spell books.

Movie Mania:
Create art inspired by your favorite movie character (Star Wars, Frozen and/or Superheroes).

Zombie/ Monster Makeup:
Learn makeup tricks to transform human beings into hideous zombies and/or monsters.

*NOTE: The projects listed above are available for the “Birthday pARTy” and “Birthday Partay / Art Night Out” packages only. Age requirements differ for each project. Call, email or visit www.thenic.org for more information.


Things you need to know:

The NIC provides:

  • two hours in the Discovery Center
  • art project lead by our enthusiastic professionals
  • materials for the art project
  • FUN!

You provide:

  • one chaperone per every 5 children- there is no charge for chaperones
  • cake and refreshments - refrigeration is available depending on the size of the cake
  • paper plates, napkins, table cloths and utensils
  • decorations if desired
  • clean-up after festivities

Cancellation Policy: No deposits will be refunded for cancellations made less than five business days prior to the party. In case of emergency, the party can be rescheduled. A $20 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellations.

For reservations contact the Curator of Education, Zhanna Gallegos,  at 307-235-5247 or zgallegos@thenic.org