birthday party - missoula insectarium

The Missoula Insectarium now hosts birthday parties! If you are interested in hosting your favorite bug-lover’s next birthday party with us, please fill out the form below. Please note that we can accommodate approximately 30 – 40 people (adults and kids) in our classroom for birthday parties. An estimated head count before the start of your party is always appreciated.

Basic Bug Birthday

Cost: $100 for non-members or $90 for members
Number of Partiers Included: Birthday child, 2 parents and 15 guests (adults or kids). $4/person for additional guests.
Length of Party: 90 minutes

Includes:

  • Exploration time in the Insectarium with live bug ambassador interactions
  • Access to the Insectarium Classroom for the birthday cake and party festivities
  • Party cups, plates, napkins, and utensils

Sample Party Itinerary: 

  • 15 minutes: Guests gather in the classroom
  • 30 minutes: Once everyone has arrived the birthday party group goes down to the Insectarium exhibit area to explore
  • 15 minutes: Predator feeding in the insectarium exhibit area or classroom
  • 30 minutes: Snacks, cake, presents or other
  • Total time: 90 minutes

Bonus Bug Birthday

Cost: $140 for non-members or $125 for members
Number of Partiers Included: Birthday child, 2 parents and 15 guests (adults or kids). $4/person for additional guests.
Length of Party: 2 hours

Includes:

  • Exploration time in the Insectarium with live bug ambassador interactions
  • Access to the Insectarium Classroom for the birthday cake and party festivities
  • Thirty minutes of age appropriate, bug related games and activities
  • Party cups, plates, napkins, and utensils
  • For both options parents or organizers of the birthday party can decorate the classroom with balloons, streamers, etc. Insectarium staff can arrange a time to allow access to the classroom for party organizers to decorate as desired. Parents and siblings of party goers not present for the party are welcome to explore the Insectarium after picking up the partier(s), but we ask that they pay admission for themselves and any siblings not present for the party.

Sample Party Itinerary: 

  • 15 minutes: Guests gather in the classroom
  • 30 minutes: Once everyone has arrived the birthday party group goes down to the Insectarium exhibit area to explore
  • 15 minutes: Predator feeding in the insectarium exhibit area or classroom
  • 30 minutes: Age appropriate games in the classroom
  • 30 minutes: Snacks, cake, presents or other
  • Total time: 120 minutes

Deposit and Cancellation Policy
We require a $50 deposit when you make a reservation. This deposit is fully refundable if the party is cancelled at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled date. If the party is cancelled less than 2 weeks before the party date the deposit is forfeited. Deposits can be paid with cash, check or credit card.

If you have any further questions please contact our Museum Educator, Carolyn Wiley, at carolyn@missoulabutterflyhouse.org for more information or fill out our birthday bash inquiry form below.

Birthday Party Inquiry

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