Planning a special occasion?

From a small bridal or baby shower to a grand soiree, Midland Center for the Arts has a variety of rental spaces to suit your needs!

Having your child’s birthday party at the Museum is fun and easy!

Let Midland Center for the Arts help make your child’s birthday extraordinary! Select a birthday party package that suits your child and we’ll plan a celebration full of discovery, learning, and loads of fun. Party packages include a personal party host and themed activities. For more information contact Lauren Solinski or 989-631-5930 x1224

Available for children ages 5-11!

Basic Birthday Party ($150*)

  • Host your own party with this option.
  • Use of a private Celebration Room for 90 minutes for 10 children and 2 adults.
  • Includes tables with colored table covers and seating for 12 guests.
  • Limited refrigerator/freezer space.
  • General admission to the Museum for all guests, including parents. Good for that day only.
  • Reserved room will be available 15 minutes prior to and after party for set-up and clean-up.
  • Additional party guests: $5/child; $5/adult (Maximum of 50 total party guests)
  • Additional 30 minutes in Celebration Room: $50. Subject to availability.

Themed Party Packages: (Maximum of 10 children)

Paint my Party!  ($275*)

Is your child artsy? Throw your child an art party and let us clean up the mess! Young artists will embrace Wassily Kandinsky colorful, whimsical and geometric style! With the help of an instructor they will paint and take home a master piece of their very own!
Suggested ages: 5 & up.

3-D Par-ty! ($275*)

Young artists will be inspired by the style of Alexander Calder and with the help of an instructor they will design, balance and create a funky 3D sculpture of their own, and leave the mess clean up to us!
Suggested ages: 5 & up.

Mad Science Party Package ($275*)

Party guests will slip on their lab coats, secure their goggles and enjoy two fun and educational science experiments!
Suggested ages: 8 & up.

Victorian Tea Party Package ($275*)

Host your very own tea party and play Victorian parlor games within the beautifully restored historic Bradley Home as you step back in time and discover what life might have been like for a child living in Midland, Michigan in the year 1874.
Suggested ages: 5 & up.

Civil War Experience Package ($275*)

Children will travel back through time to the 1860s and learn what life was like for a civil war soldier. Party guests will practice marching and artillery drills, play games of the time period, and learn about soldier’s daily activities.
Suggested ages: 8 & up.

Please note:

  • Family Membership must be purchased or active when party is booked to qualify for discount. Get your membership here. (*Family member discount: $25)
  • Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • Parties are responsible for ordering their own catering, including cake and ice cream.
  • If ordering food for delivery, please email Lauren at least 3 days in advance so that we may advise the front desk staff.
  • No open flames are allowed inside the building


TUE – WED / 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
THU / 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
FRI & SAT / 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
SUN / 1:30 – 4:30 PM


Parties must be scheduled a minimum of three weeks in advance. Reservations are subject to facility and staff availability.

Deposit and Refunds

A deposit of 50% of the party price is required when reserving a date. Refunds will be made for cancellations made at least 2 weeks prior to the reserved date; cancellations made with less than 2 weeks’ notice will result in the loss of deposit. A $25 administration fee will be deducted from any refund.

Pre-party visit

Parents/hosts are invited to schedule a pre-party visit to view party space.

Guest List

Please provide us with your final guest list at least one week before the party. We need this information in order to check guests in as they arrive at the museum.


Don’t forget: cake/ice cream, battery-operated candles, serving utensils, bottled water, bags to transport gifts home, and containers for leftovers.