ART + BIRTHDAY = FUN
Host your child’s birthday party at the Nelson-Atkins!
The party includes an art tour + workshop and children's birthday refreshments.
Standard Package includes:
- Ages: 4-12
Saturday 10 a.m. – Noon or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Decorations Provided - artistic linens and colorful play plastic ware.
- Parties to be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance.
- Non-refundable deposit of $100 required when scheduling a party.
- If gifts will be opened at the event, they can be brought to the museum either fully wrapped or in gift bags. Upon departure, a staff member will verify the items that are leaving the museum.
- Gifts that will not be opened at the event are to be in gift bags where contents can be verified by a staff member prior to departing the museum.
- 90 minute art tour/workshop led by a Ford Learning Center instructor.
- 30 minutes for refreshments.
- Cake + one flavor of ice cream with Gummy Bears and M&Ms and punch.
- Maximum: 15 children and 4 adult chaperones.
- Cost: $400| $320 Museum members.
- Additional adult chaperones: $20 per person.
Art Workshop Topics:
- Lunch consisting of pizza or hot dogs, chips, veggies with Ranch dressing - $10.00 per person.
- Lunch + Goodie Bags for each child - $20.00 per person.
- Ages 4-5 - Curious Creatures
Visit the galleries to see imaginary creatures that live there and create your own make believe
animal. 2 adult chaperones required.
- Ages 6-8 - Dancing Dragons
Dragons await in the Chinese and Japanese galleries! See these magnificent creatures in art
and create your own sculptural dragon. 2 adult chaperones required.
- Ages 6-8- Me, Myself & I
Look at portraits in the galleries and create a silly and unique self-portrait all about you!
2 adult chaperones required.
- Ages 9-12 - Jazzy Jewelry
See beautiful jewelry in the galleries and make your own pendent working with wire, beads
and metal. 1 adult chaperone required.
- Ages 9-12 - Mysterious Mummies
Create a golden mummy mask after exploring art from ancient Egyptian tombs.
1 adult chaperone required.
Please note that no outside food, candles or balloons may be brought into the Museum.
For more information or to schedule a birthday party, contact Event Planning at 816.751.1234 or contact us by e-mail