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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 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

All packages are 2 hours and include:

  • Hands on activities with a museum representative (1 hour)
  • 1 hour of free time in a party room; plates, napkins, tablecloths and cups provided
  • Birthday Pin for the birthday child
  • No cost for adults
  • Free parking
  • You may bring in 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.

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 6-10

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 6 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)

Book your party today!

Book your party at Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Birthday Parties at Schneider Haus National Historic Site

It’s party time! Choose from 7 different birthday themes and celebrate your special day with us at Schneider Haus! 

Parties are a flat rate of $200 which accommodates 10 children. Additional children are $20 per child.  Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each birthday party package includes the following:

  • 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

  • Free adults (please note due to space restrictions, we do have limitations on the number of adults we can accommodate) 

  • We encourage you to bring in your own food and beverages to make the party your own!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Makerspace Junior: Ages 5-8

Does your kiddo love to experiment and get messy? Look no further than our Makerspace Junior party! Kids get the chance to get messy making slime and exploring sticky, gooey oobleck. After a bit of messy play, kids will try their hand at an engineering challenge based on the storybook “It’s not a box!”. 

Makerspace Design Challenge: Ages 8-13

Do you have creative kids who love to design and build? Our Makerspace Design Challenge party is perfect for you! We have a dedicated makerspace filled with supplies and tools perfect for building custom designs. We’ll give your group a challenge to tackle, and let them create and design their own personal masterpiece! 

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!

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Book your party at Schneider Haus