Food and Refreshments FAQs
- Please no substitutions.
- Extra pizza and ice cream cakes are available at an additional charge.
- Please order extras at least seven days in advance.
- Ice cream flavor may vary, and no name is put on the cake.
- All birthday parties available on Saturday or Sunday and
must be booked at least TWO WEEKS in advance.
- If you have a party of MORE THAN 40 people,
please feel free to ask about our larger party package.
- CAN I BOOK AN
IMAX® FILM WITH PARTY?
Yes! A discounted group rate is available for an additional charge of $8 per person (children and adults) for classic IMAX® films and $11 for special engagement films. If you would like to add an IMAX® film, please inform the Reservation Agent when booking. This will help ensure sufficient seating. Shows and show times will vary. Special engagements may limit film choices, pricing, seating or availability.
How long is a Birthday Party program?
All parties include 90 minutes in our party room. Included in the 90 minutes is a 30-minute activity period or 30 minute animal presentation. Plus, your guests will receive all-day admission to hundreds of hands-on Museum exhibits. After the party, guests must remove their belongings and leave the room, so our staff can prepare for the next event.
How many guests can attend?
Our party room comfortably holds a maximum of 40 guests (children and adults). If the number of guests exceeds the number of guests reserved, you may be billed for the extra guests. Birthday parties can be booked for less than 20 guests, but remember the minimum charge is for 20 people.
Can I bring my own food?
Of course! You may bring store bought food. Food prepared from home is not allowed. Remember to bring perishables in coolers because we have no cooking or refrigeration facilities. Please, no red dye juices. Sorry, no credit is given for bringing your own food.
Can I bring my own decorations?
Yes! However, please do not bring any decorations that need to be hung or attached to the walls or the ceiling. Table decorations are most appropriate. For the safety of the animals: ballons, confetti, pinatas or other similar items are not permitted.
Does the Museum supply paper goods and utensils?
Plastic and paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, forks, table covers, etc.) will be provided, but you may bring your own, if you wish. However, no credit is given for bringing your own supplies.
Can I have a guided tour?
The Museum does not currently offer guided tours. Visitors can enjoy more than 200 hands-on, interactive exhibits at their own pace. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone while exploring the Museum.
Can I purchase gift bags?
Gift bags can be purchased for each child from the Explore Store. You can select from three price points: $5, $10 or $12.
How do I book a Birthday Party and is a deposit required?
Call our Reservations Department at 954-713-0930, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You may also make reservations in person at the concierge desk, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.
- A non-refundable $125 deposit is required at the time of the reservation in order to reserve the date.
- The balance and final guest count are due 10 days before your scheduled party.
- Reservations with outstanding balances risk cancellation and no refunds will be given.
A party package will be mailed to you after your deposit is processed. The party package will include 1 parking pass, invitations and reservation paperwork.
What do I do when I arrive?
Place your parking pass on your dashboard and park in our bus loop on S.W. 5th Avenue (Commodore Brook Avenue). Proceed to the Concierge Desk, and inform us of your arrival at least 30 minutes before your scheduled party time to meet your Museum host. If you arrive early to enjoy the Museum or an IMAX film before your party, the Concierge will contact your Museum birthday host to store your food and gifts.
Late party arrivals risk a compromised time schedule since other parties or events may follow your allotted time in the party room. No refunds are available for late arrivals.
Your Museum host will assist you by transporting your food and gifts to the party room as well as helping you get the room ready for your guests.
Where do my guests park?
Inform your guests that they can park on the street or in the Arts and Entertainment parking garage located across from the Museum on S.W. 5th Avenue (Commodore Brook Avenue). There will be a fee for parking. Garage availability and fees may vary depending on the Broward Center for the Performing Arts events. Party fees do not include parking. Note: The garage is not owned or managed by the Museum.