Birthday Bonanza Party - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Birthday Bonanza Party

There’s nothing like a birthday theme to get kids ready to celebrate. Just choose one theme and we’ll take care of the rest! Held in the Playhouse, Birthday Bonanza parties accommodate up to 30 children and 40 adults.

A Birthday Bonanza Party includes:

  • A themed party (choose one theme from below)
  • A museum facilitator to provide a variety of themed activities, such as games, science projects, art projects, music, or face painting
  • Admission to the museum for up to 30 children and 40 adults
  • Access to museum exhibits and free programs
  • 1.5 hours exclusive use of the Playhouse birthday room
  • Paper goods and decorations
  • Party favors
  • Help from our friendly staff for setup and cleanup


  • Food and beverage not included
  • Party setup and cleanup are not included in the 1.5-hour timeframe. We provide an additional 15 minutes before and after party time for setup and cleanup.

Party Times

Birthday Bonanza parties are available on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 – 2 p.m., or 3 – 4:30 p.m.



Additional Guests: Additional child is $45 each; additional adult is $10 each

Birthday Bonanza Themes

  • Adventures at Sea: Calling all mermaids, pirates, and underwater explorers! Set sail for an adventure like no other, complete with a fishing game, themed crafts, and sea life decor.
  • Fairy Tale: You’re invited to an enchanted forest where princesses, knights, dragons, and fairies come to party! Make a crown fit for a king or a magical fairy wand and get ready to engage in dramatic play in our dress up corner!
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Come by any mode of transportation! Conductors, pilots, and drivers alike will enjoy themed crafts, flying inflatable planes, and pushing kinetic sand with our mini trucks.
  • Animal Kingdom: Release your inner party animal! Kids feel like the kings and queens of the animal kingdom when they design their themed crafts surrounded by hanging vines, flowers, and wildlife décor.
  • Rock Star: Junior rock stars take center stage at their birthday party, starting off with a red carpet arrival. Kids  decorate their own guitars, sing today’s hits, and dance under a disco ball.
  • Superhero: No crusader is complete without a cape and mask, and that’s exactly what young heroes make during the party. A classic phone booth canopy serves as the perfect backdrop for quick costume changes so partygoers can show off their superior outfits and superpowers!
  • Tech Lab: Gear up for fun with technology! Learn to code with various robots and tools of the 21st century such as Coding Cars and Ozobots.  Come build, discover, and design with us. (Recommended for ages 6 and up)

Photo Booth Rental

For the ultimate party favor, add on a photo booth rental for $120. The prop box and kids’ imaginations means the options are endless. Photo booth prints are unlimited, and guests can strike poses during the entire party! Reserve yours today! (Subject to availability.)


To make sure your child’s birthday wishes come true, we recommend booking at least two to three months in advance. Full payment is required at the time of registration. For cancellations, you’ll receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. To make a reservation, call (415) 942-3353 or fill out our online reservation form.