Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Morrill Hall Birthday Parties

We take care of everything from start to finish. Your guests will love our Science Exploration Zone, along with fun, personalized activities guided by museum staff. We make it easy, so you can make memories!

What's Included

  • Choose from 3 unique and exciting party themes: Fossil Adventure, Treasure Hunt, or Space Exploration (theme details below). 
  • Guided museum excursion and an activity relating to your party theme.
  • Gift bag for each child, including special gift for birthday child.
  • Museum staff member to set up, run the party, guide the excursion, and clean up. 
  • Time included to uncover fossils in the Discovery Center's fossil dig pit
  • Candles, plates, forks, cups, and napkins. 
  • Make it a deluxe party and we'll provide a themed, personalized quarter-sheet cake. 

Basic Information

  • Each party lasts 90 minutes
  • Parties are great for children ages 4-10.
  • Maximum of 12 children, 8 adults.
  • A museum employee is assigned to help run the party from start to finish. 
  • We require 1 adult per every 5 kids in attendance at the party to assist with safety and supervision of party guests, with a maximum of 8 adults attending. Up to 8 adults is included in cost of party. Other adults are welcome to pay admission and explore the museum during the party, explore UNL's campus, or leave campus and return to pick up their child up at party conclusion. 

Party Availability

Parties are available for booking on the following dates and times. Please note, we do NOT book parties on home football Saturdays, as no parking is available in our museum parking lot. 

  • Saturdays: 10am or 2pm
  • Sundays: 2 pm
  • Reservations should be made 2 weeks in advance
  • Call (402) 472-2637 during regular museum hours for birthday party reservations.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required to hold  your date and time. Balance is due on day of the party. Your deposit is subtracted from balance due. 

Party Pricing

• Basic Party: $160.00
We provide everything, except the cake and drinks. Included are: plates, cups, napkins, candles and eating utensils. Maximum 12 children. No outside food is allowed. 

• Deluxe Party: $195.00
We provide everything, including a quarter-sheet themed, decorated, personalized cake and Hawaiian Punch! Maximum 12 children. No other outside food is allowed. 

• Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all birthday parties.  Become a Member >>

Party Themes