Celebrate and Play

We know how stressful planning birthday parties may be BUT DON’T WORRY! Our birthday parties are made fun and easy at the CMA. We take care of the details while you focus on the FUN! Since reopening in September 2020 we have placed several new policies’ and procedures to keep the CMA safe for your family to explore and celebrate. 

Due to new COVID-19 procedures our birthday parties are a bit different. New guidelines are as followed:

  • Designated sessions during normal operating hours and occupancy limits will apply.
    • Friday and Saturday: 9:30am – 12:00pm; 12:15pm – 2:45pm; 3:00pm – 5:30pm and Sunday 1:00pm – 3:30pm; 3:45pm – 6:15pm
  • Birthday party parents must supply and serve cupcakes or individually wrapped cookies at this time.
  • Birthday party parents must supply pizza if wanted. Pizza must be brought in by parents as delivery to Museum is prohibited.
  • Private Museum rentals are now available during nights and weekdays for birthday parties or other gatherings. 

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 

 

  • Begin with 1 hour of museum play 
  • 45 minutes in private standard party room (12×14 room, fits up to 15 kids comfortably, most adults watch from viewing window located outside of room; see larger party room upgrade for more space) 
  • 45 minutes play after celebration
  • 20 color party invitations
  • Party host (to take care of everything!)
  • Guest: 15 children; 20 adults
  • Paper products included (napkins, plates, forks)
  • Drinks for children: Water, Capri Sun, Coke, Sprite
  • Guest of honor receives a birthday button and a mini CMA backpack 
  • Courtyard play in Kiwanis Club of Acadiana Harmony Park 

Add-ons 

  • Larger party room ( ReUSEum) $50 (20×18 room)
  • Additional guest: Children $15 / adults $5
  • Additional party invitations $1
  • Soda for adults $ 1 each
  • Party favors: CMA admission pass $5 each 

Select a time below to book your party!

Birthday Parties at the Children's Museum of Acadiana
Birthday Parties at the Children's Museum of Acadiana  - Standard Party Room
Birthday Parties at the Children's Museum of Acadiana - ReUSEum

 

Birthday Parties at the Children's Museum of Acadiana

Just for Me Package 

Members $300     Non-Members $425 

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

 

  • Begin with 1 hour of museum play 
  • 45 minutes in private party room
  • 15 minute take home activity 
  • 30 minutes of play after 
  • 30 color party invitations
  • Party host (to take care of everything!)
  • Guest:50 (Children and adults ; $10 per additional guest; Guest of honor and immediate family excluded)
  • Paper products included (napkins, plates, forks)
  • Drinks for children: Water, Capri Sun, Coke, Sprite
  • Guest of honor receives a birthday button and a mini CMA backpack 
  • Courtyard play in Kiwanis Club of Acadiana Harmony Park 
Add-Ons 
  • Per additional hour members $75, non-members $120
  • Additional Invitations $1
  • Party favors: CMA admission pass $5 each 
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 

Select a time below to book your party!

Birthday Party Guidelines and Policies

A $75 non-refundable deposit is requires within 48 hours of booking to confirm date. Applicable tax charged. Prices are subject to change.

We’re now accepting birthday party reservations. Guidelines due to COVID-19 are as follows.

  • Designated sessions during normal operating hours and occupancy will apply.
  • Party parents must supply and serve ONLY cupcakes or individually wrapped cookies at this time.
  • Party parents must supply pizza if wanted. Pizza must be brought in by parents as delivery to Museum is prohibited.

 

Party Resource guide

View the CMA resource guide to help you answer some questions about your next party.

CMA Birthday Party Resource Guide 

FAQ

How early can I arrive to start setting up for my party?

Regular Hour Parties: Our party host will be available 10 minutes prior to your designated start time to assist you and take you to your private party room. They will then explain the structure of your time. We do not have space to store any items earlier than 10 minutes before the party begins or any time after the party is scheduled to end.   

After Hour Rentals: Our Party Host will be available with a cart 20 minutes prior to your designated start time to assist you and take you to your private party room. They will then explain the structure of your time. We do not have space to store any items earlier than 20 minutes before the party begins or any time after the party is scheduled to end.

What am I responsible for?

Bring your own cupcakes, catering, and serving utensils. 

Approved Catering List

  • Chicken tender tray
  • Variety tea sandwiches
  • Fruit tray
  • Pizza
  • Cheese quesadillas
  • Individually bagged chips
  • Individually wrapped cheese sticks
  • Cookies
  • Individual single serve ice cream cups 

Your party host takes care of everything else (cleaning, serving, leading happy birthday, ect ect.) You are welcome to decorate as much as you’d like in your party room. Just keep in mind that you will only have 20 minutes prior to start time to decorate. Also, we ask that you limit decorations to table top pieces and balloons. We do not allow anything to be attached to party room walls, doors, or ceilings. We also do not allow piñatas, Silly String, or confetti.

Final Charges?

Before you leave, please visit the front desk to pay the remaining balance of your party package, charges for any extra children and adults or party add-ons, as well as an optional tip for your party host.

 

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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