Celebrate and Play

Parties made FUN and EASY!

We know exactly how stressful party planning may be BUT DON’T WORRY! Our birthday parties are made fun and easy at the CMA. We’ll focus on the details, while you focus on the FUN! Check out our affordable party packages below.

Celebrate and Play Package 

Member discount available
Non-members $225

Available Friday – Saturday 9:30am – 12:00pm ; 12:15pm – 2:45pm ; 3:00pm – 5:30pm ; Sundays 1:00pm-3:30pm ; 3:45pm-6:15pm 

Package Includes 

  • Private party space for 45 minutes
  • Up to 15 kids and 20 adults
  • 20 full color invatations
  • Party Facilitator
  • Birthday Button & Gift for the birthday child

Plus

  • 90 minutes free play in exhibits
  • White dessert plates, napkins; forks or spoons, and candles
  • Juice pouches and water for children
  • Outdoor play in Harmony Park

Options (additional charges apply)

  • Larger party space: ReUSEum (Arts exhibit) $50
  • Additional guests: Children $15 / Adults $5
  • Coke or Sprite $1 each (12 oz. cans)
  • Additional invitations $1 each
  • Party favors: CMA admission pass $5 each

Your Responsibility

  • Cake/cupcakes/desserts
  • Pizza (if desired) 

 

Just for Me Package – Private Party

Members $300   
 Non-Members $425 

Available Thursday – Saturday 6:00pm – 8:30pm ; Sunday 10:00am – 12:30pm  

 

Package Includes 

  • Private party space for 45 minutes
  • Up to 50 guest
  • 30 full color invatations
  • Party Facilitator
  • Birthday Button & Gift for the birthday child

Plus

  • 90 minutes free play in exhibits
  • White dessert plates, napkins; forks or spoons, and candles
  • 15 minute take home activity 
  • Juice pouches and water for children
  • Outdoor play in Harmony Park

Options (additional charges apply)

  • Larger party space: ReUSEum (Arts exhibit) $50
  • Additional guests: $10
  • Coke or Sprite $1 each (12 oz. cans)
  • Additional invitations $1 each
  • Party favors: CMA admission pass $5 each
  • Per additional hour members $75, non-members $120
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Your Responsibility

  • Cake/cupcakes/desserts
  • Food (if desired) – See below for a recommended list of foods to bring for the best experience. 
Approved Catering List 
  • Chicken tender tray
  • Variety tea sandwiches
  • Fruit Tray
  • Pizza
  • Cheese quesadillas
  • Individually bagged chips
  • Individually wrapped string cheese
  • cookies
  • Individual single-serve ice cream cups 
Outline of the BIG DAY

It’s party day, time to have some fun!

Quick outline

  • Arrival
  • Exhibit play for 1 hour
  • Private party room celebration for 45 minutes 
  • Continued exhibit play until the session ends. 

YOUR ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, check-in at the front desk. The birthday child will receive their Birthday Button. Let the front desk host know if you have any special decorations, utensils, candles, etc. for your party host to set up in the room.  No party will be let in early. Set up for the party rooms can be done in the first hour of your arrival- early arrival/ set-up is NOT necessary.

GUEST ARRIVAL
Museum Staff will greet your guest as they enter the lobby, collect their presents, and keep track of the number of adults and children attending the party. Guests MUST check in at the front desk. Please remember that the museum is not a “drop-off” facility. If a child attending the party is dropped off, the birthday party parent is responsible for that child until his or her parents arrive to pick them up. Any children who are interrupting the play of others will be taken to the birthday party parent.

PARTY TIMELINE
Children will begin to play on the museum floor for 1 hour upon arrival. After the hour, children will be called into the party room via intercom. For example, if your party begins at 9:30, children will be called into the room at 10:30.
You may spend 45 minutes to 1 hour in the party room. Once in the party room, your party host will help facilitate the serving of cake/cupcakes/pizza/drinks, singing “Happy Birthday”, and distributing gifts. If requested, the party host can compose a list of the gifts your child received. Your party host will bring birthday presents and any decorations that you brought with you to the museum’s front desk, where they will be stored until you are ready to leave.  After your allotted time in the party room, children can remain and play in the museum until the end of the session. The party host will begin cleaning the room for the next party during this time.

FINAL CHARGES
Before you leave, please visit the front desk to pay the remaining balance of your party package, charges for any extra children/adults/drinks, as well as an optional tip for your party host.

Celebrate and Play Resource Guide
Just for Me Resource Guide
Birthday Parties at the Children's Museum of Acadiana  - Standard Party Room
Birthday Parties at the Children's Museum of Acadiana - ReUSEum
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Directions & Parking

The CMA is located in Downtown Lafayette at 201 E. Congress St. Lafayette, LA 70501.
Between Parc Sans Souci and Parc International.

From I-10 East or West:
Exit I-10 at Lafayette Exit 103A. Go South on Evangeline Thruway 2.2 miles to Jefferson Street. Turn right on Jefferson Street and proceed to Garfield Street at second signal light. Turn left on Garfield Street; travel 2 blocks and turn right on Taylor Street. CMA will be 1 block on the right; enter parking lot from Taylor Street.

Parking at the CMA is complimentary.

 

Children's Museum of Acadiana

201 E. Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
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