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Birthdays at the Museum

The Rassbach Museum and Fulton’s Workshop are a great destination to host a memorable birthday party for kids. We offer rental space in Holtby Hall to host a birthday gathering after a regular museum visit, or add one of our four guided museum activities: 

  • Caddie Woodlawn
    Celebrate like a pioneer! Play historic games, and make a corn husk doll to take home.


  • Magnetic Slime
    Slime! Magnets! Science! Make magnetic slime and test what it can do! Age 6 and up.


  • Bottle Rocket Build
    Design a rocket, and use a chemical reaction to launch it outdoors! Age 8 and up (warm weather only). 


  • Recycled Robot
    Build a robot buddy from recycled parts and learn about how robots help humans as you build.

Typical Schedule  
Guided museum activity or party at the museum.

1 – 1:15 p.m.

Guest drop off and self-guided museum exploration at the Rassbach Museum.


1:15 – 2 p.m.

Party guests listen for a bell to gather together for their Guided Museum Activity (parents welcome to observe/aid participants).


2 – 3 p.m.

Museum guide brings participants to Holtby Hall party setting. Party hosts take over and may proceed with birthday celebration as planned. Parents/guardians pick up party guests at the Holtby Hall doors.



All year: Weekends: 1-4 p.m.

Summer: Weekday availability



Space Rental Only: $25/hour    Located in the Holtby Hall Alcove. You may bring food and beverage, decorations and gifts. Does not include museum admission. 

Guided Museum Activity: $9 per participant (limit 12) Choose one of the four activities above. Gifts, party favors, cake and ice cream, decorations, and any other party accessories (including paper products and table cloths) must be left at home or in your vehicle if you are not renting the Holtby Hall Alcove for your party.

Notes: Prep kitchen (no cooking) and outdoor lawn space available. Members get a 10% discount on Birthday Party Rentals. Rental requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of event.


Application available at the Rassbach Museum or online [pdf]. 

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