Birthdays at Hagley

They’re a blast!

 

Celebrate your child’s birthday with hands-on activities!

Hagley’s birthday party package includes:

• All day access to Hagley for all guests
• 3 guided activities, chosen from the activity menu below
• ½ hour exclusive use of Wheelwright Shop for food, beverages, cake and presents
• Opportunity to add an extra ½ hour to your Wheelwright Shop use (additional fee applies)
• Dedicated Hagley Host during your entire party visit
• Printable Hagley Birthday Party invitations and thank you notes
• Complimentary gift for the birthday child
• Complimentary busing to and from the Wheelwright Shop

Hagley birthday parties

Activity Menu (choose 3):

Outdoor Activities

  • 19th-century games
    Play with popular toys of the 1800s like ball and cup, Jacob’s ladder, and tops
  • Bucket Brigade
    Relay game trying to put out a “house fire” with buckets of water.
  • Powderman
    Learn how black powder was made, finished with firing off a charge of powder.
  • Parachute Play
    Make waves and toss balls in the air with a giant rainbow parachute.

    Indoor Activities

    • Cookie Baking (AM only)
      Bake cookies in a real cast iron stove.
    • Ice Cream Making (May-August)
      Hand-crank a tasty summer treat.
    • Gee haws
      Make a popular wooden propeller toy using hand tools
    • Waterwheels
      Build your own plastic waterwheel and use it to operate a machine
    • Paper crafts
      Make your own ball and cup toy, fan, and thaumatrope (optical illusion toy)
    • Marble Runs
      Construct a peg board path for a marble to roll through
    • Soaring Satellites
      Test different materials to see what will float in a wind tunnel

    Package pricing:

    $245 for members, for up to 20 children, 5 adults
    $325 for non-members, for up to 20 children, 5 adults
    Additional adults are welcome at general admission rates.

    Add-ons:
    $10 for each additional child over twenty, or each adult over five
    $20 for additional ½ hour use of Wheelwright Shop
    $5 per child for party favors

    Scheduling

    Birthday parties may be scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year from 10am-1pm or 1:30-4:30pm, depending on availability.
    Contact Jeff Durst, Education Program Coordinator, at (302) 658-2400 x285 or at jdurst@hagley.org.

    Party Invitations and Thank You Notes

    Click here to print out your Hagley Birthday Party invitations and thank you notes.
    Invitations include space for the date and time, along with a map to Hagley.