Birthday Parties at MAD

A MAD birthday party is a creative, fun-filled celebration of your child’s special day!

Parties include private rental of our light-filled studio classroom with spectacular views of Columbus Circle, a craft-themed art project led by a MAD artist educator, and options to add cake, pizza, and art-themed party favors. Our staff will take care of setup and cleanup so your family can enjoy the celebration!

Birthday parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due one week before your party date.

All proceeds directly support the Museum’s school programs.


All packages are for up to 12 kids (ages five and up)

Base Package $800 (MAD members receive a 10% discount)

  • Use of classroom space for two hours ($150 for each additional hour)
  • 45-minute art project led by a MAD artist educator with all materials included
  • Basic setup (small decorations, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, paper table covering, water)
  • Museum admission for up to 12 kids and accompanying adults
  • Staff setup and cleanup


  • Birthday cake, $60
  • Pizza and beverages (five cheese pizzas, choice of juice or soda), $90
  • “Artist kit” party favors, $15 per child


Wonderful Wearable Art

From creative crowns to imaginative amulets to beautiful bracelets, wearable art is so much fun! In this workshop, kids will explore a selection of materials and create their own accessory or jewelry piece to wear home.

Wish Weavings

Make a wish! In this workshop, kids will learn a simple weaving technique and use their new skill to create a decorative wall hanging inspired by a wish they have for the year. Participants may take home their own mini cardboard loom to reuse for future projects.

Colorful Creature Cups

Ready to use your imagination? In this workshop, kids will use air-dry modeling material to sculpt their own trinket dish inspired by a creative creature!

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