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BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE DURHAM
Are you a parent on the run? Then don’t sweat the details of planning your child’s next birthday party. Let The Durham do it for you! Simply supply the cake, and we’ll create a memorable party for your child!

All birthday parties at The Durham Museum include the following:
• A 90-minute rental of a decorated private party room for up to twelve children and four adults
• A guided tour through the museum exhibits tailored to fit your chosen theme
• A themed craft and/or other activity
• One-scoop ice cream sundaes with toppings
• A staff member to assist in set-up/clean-up, lead the tour, and facilitate any crafts or activities
• A goody bag of party favors for each child
• Invitations and thank you cards
• Plates, cups, napkins, and forks – you can select the color

Themed Party Prices
Members: $200.00
Non-Members: $220.00
$5 for each additional person over 12 children and 4 adults
$100 deposit due upon reservation

Create-Your-Own Party Prices
Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $170.00
$5 for each additional person over 12 children and 4 adults
$100 deposit due upon reservation


For more information on holding your child’s birthday party at The Durham Museum, contact the Education Department at (402) 444-5027 or email at education@DurhamMuseum.org.



ALL ABOARD THE PARTY TRAIN
Partygoers learn all about trains during this power-packed birthday full of fun and excitement! After punching your ticket hop on the train for a guided tour that includes our passenger trains, caboose, steam engine, and more! A wonderful story followed by a train craft project will make this a birthday you will never forget!
(Recommended Age: 4+)

Party Schedule:
• Welcome Birthday Party Guests to the Party Room
• Guided Tour including the museum’s passenger trains, caboose, engine, model trains and streetcar
• Story time: Steam, Smoke, and Steel by Patrick O’Brien
• Geometric Train Craft
• Enjoy Ice Cream Sundaes (cake if desired)
• Open Gifts


LIFE ON THE PRAIRIE
Step back into time and visit our log cabin and historic schoolroom to experience life as a Nebraska pioneer. Learn about pioneer homes, grind coffee, and even try on pioneer clothing! Other activities include pioneer games like “Hide the Thimble” and a yarn doll craft!
(Recommended Age: 5+)

Party Schedule:
• Welcome birthday party guests to the party room
• Guided tour of the Log Cabin. Children will try on pioneer clothing, grind coffee, and play games such as Button, Button, Drop the Handkerchief, and Hide the Thimble
• Story time: Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
• Yarn doll craft
• Enjoy ice cream sundaes (cake if desired)
• Open gifts

SODA FOUNTAIN FUN
The Durham Museum is home to an original 1930’s Soda Fountain! Spend your birthday learning how to be a real soda jerk! You and your guests will experience behind the scenes tour, followed by a chance to make your own ice cream sundaes. Finish up with an exciting story about ice cream and a craft that will become a special keepsake from the day.
(Recommended Age: 3+)

Party Schedule:
• Welcome birthday party guests to the party room
• Guided tour of the Soda Fountain and history of the museum
• Story time: Ice Cream for Sale by Elaine Greenstein
• Ice door hanger craft
• Enjoy ice cream sundaes (cake if desired)
• Open Gifts


CREATE-YOUR-OWN PARTY
Do you have a party already planned and need a unique place to have it? Then The Durham Museum is the place for you! We’ll provide a private party room, ice cream sundaes, invitations, and thank-you cards. You provide the fun! In addition to the decorated party room, guests have the opportunity to self-guide throughout the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits.
(Recommended Age: 3+)



 

Birthday Party Registration Form

Please complete the following information and a member of The Durham Museum's Education Department will contact you to schedule your party!
*Child's full name:
*Requested Birthday Party Date:
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*Requested Birthday Party Time:
*Parent/Guardian full name:
*Street Address:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
*Phone:
Alternate Phone:
Email Address:
Durham Museum Member?:
*Theme:


*Color for Table Covering, Plates, Napkins and Cups: