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Our interactive museum birthday party packages provide the perfect way to celebrate your special day! We will work with you to make your party a memorable and fun occasion for all your guests. We have two great locations to plan your special day. Check out the offerings below for Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Schneider Haus National Historic Site. Click the book now buttons below to schedule your party.

Book your party at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum
Book your party at Schneider Haus National Historic Site 

Birthday Parties at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Did someone say “party”? Have your birthday celebration at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum!

All parties are a flat fee of $200, which accommodates 10 children. Additional children are $20 per child. Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays only, from either 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All packages are 2 hours and include:

  • One hour of staff-led programming
  • One hour of free time in the party space
  • No cost for adults
  • Tablecloths
  • Free parking
  • Bringing your own food and beverages

You are welcome to bring your own decorations, but latex or helium balloons and candles are prohibited in all party spaces. This includes birthday cake candles. Decorations can only be affixed to walls using green painter's tape, which the museum can provide.

Birthday party packages do not provide admission to the museum and/or village. General admission fees apply, if you or your guests wish to visit the museum before or after the party.

Teddy Bear Picnic: Ages 4-8

Bring your favourite teddy bear or stuffy along to this birthday party and get ready for a picnic adventure! Participants will get to enjoy a variety of party activities, including making a craft for teddy, picnic games, and having a real indoor picnic with juice and cookies. Prepare yourself for this teddy-rific time! Best for ages 4 to 8. 

 

Staff-led activities include:

- Making a party hat for teddy

- Fabric food scavenger hunt

- Making pretend sandwiches for teddy

- Dress-up

- Indoor picnic with fruit juice ("tea") and animal cracker cookies

Retro Games: Ages 5-10

Blast into the past with a birthday party full of fun retro games! Participants will craft their own retro toy and play some zany group games before exploring for themselves. Get ready to try out Rock Em’ Rock Em’ Robots from the 60s, or Vintage Nintendo video games on a movie theatre screen! This party is sure to excite, and will take you back in time! Best for ages 5 to 10. 

 

Staff-led activities:

- Making a ball-and-cup craft

- Playing a variety of board games, such as Twister

- Playing vintage Nintendo video games (2 controllers, staff help children take turns)

Wacky Science: Ages 5-10

Join us in the Museum Laboratory for some wacky science experiments. Our hands-on fun includes slime making, other science experiments, and science-themed games! Participants will have a slime-tastic time and take home one of their creations. Get ready to be wacky and explore the fun side of science! Best for ages 5 to 10.

 

Staff-led activities:

- Filling a balloon with carbon dioxide (vinegar and baking soda reaction)

- Making magic mud (cornstarch and water)

- Making slime for each child to take home (liquid glue-based slime)

- Slime scavenger hunt (laminated photos of slime blobs hidden)


Book your party today!

Book your party at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Birthday Parties at Schneider Haus National Historic Site

Each party features hands-on activities and time in our party room. Please contact the museum in advance of your visit with any special requests. Each birthday party package includes the following:

  • 10 child minimum
  • Hands on activities with a museum representative (60 minutes)
  • Decorated party room for 60 minutes; plates, napkins and cups provided
  • Special badge for the birthday child
  • Free parking
  • Two adults free with each booking; extra adults are $7 per adult plus HST
  • You may bring in your own food and beverages

Walk on the Wild Side: Ages 3-5

Foxes, otters and bears, oh my! Take a walk on the wild side with this special birthday theme. Track animals found right in our backyard with scavenger hunts, games and crafts. It’s going to be a wild time!

$14.95 per child plus HST

Haus p-ART-y: Ages 5-13

Love making art? This party is wonderfully colourful and messy! You can choose from one of two party themes, Watercolour Wonders or our Print Making Party! Take home all of your fantastic creations!

$14.95 per child plus HST

Kitchen Chemistry -  Twist Yourself a Pretzel: Ages 5-13

Science and baking combine to create a tasty treat!  Do you prefer your pretzels salty or sweet?  Can’t decide - why not make both? Participants will eat their creations warm out of the oven!

$16.95 per child plus HST

Pizza Party: Ages 5-13

Everyone loves pizza! Get messy preparing your own cheese or pepperoni pizzas. Explore some of our historic ovens while you wait for your pizza to bake! Participants will get to eat their creations fresh out of the oven!

$17.95 per child plus HST

History Mysteries: Ages 8-13

Calling all super sleuths, we need your help! Party-goers will receive a top secret briefing about a missing artifact. Gather the clues throughout the historic Haus and grounds and piece together evidence to solve the mystery!

$14.95 per child plus HST


Book your party today!

Book your party at Schneider Haus