Birthday Parties

A Fairfield Museum Birthday Party!

The Fairfield Museum offers a wide variety of birthday party themes for your curious child! Parties are available for children ages 3 – 12 and utilize the Fairfield Museum’s engaging exhibitions and historic properties as inspiration. Have a building party in the Kidzone Cottage, travel to 1780 in the Sun Tavern or enjoy a party during the Holiday Express Train Show. See below for more information on the Fairfield Museum’s unique and engaging birthday parties!

Party Themes Ages 7 – 12

Fairfield Museum Birthday PartyColonial Kids

Learn about life in colonial times, from what people wore to how they survived without television
and cell phones! Enjoy playtime in the Revolutionary War era section of the Creating Community exhibition and an interactive tour of the 1780 Sun Tavern.

Finally, kids will enjoy making their own corn husk dolls to take home!

History by Hand

Be inspired by history and handmade! Enjoy a Scavenger Hunt and playtime in the Creating Community gallery, exploring all of the amazing objects that people have made in the past,
including beaded moccasins, shoes, clothing, and more.
The birthday child may choose a fun, hand-sewn project for the group, including a diverse array of super-cute stuffed animals!

Super Spies

Discover the intrigue, drama and our local connection with George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring. Learn the skills and build the tools necessary to become a “super spy” by studying the
history of spy-making, creating and breaking codes, and hiding (or finding) cool spy gear.

Kids put together and decorate their very own spy kit briefcase to take home with all of their goodies!

Flapper Fashions

Discover the fascinating world of the 1920s with a Gallery Tour and Scavenger Hunt of the exhibition Flappers: Fashion and Freedom. Learn about popular dances, funny words, and of course the fun fashion that emerged during these times. The activity may include sewing a simple handbag embellished with beads or creating a whimsical flapper headband with beads and feathers!

Party Themes Ages 3 – 6

All Aboard! The Holiday Express Ages 3 – 6

Treat your child and friends to a unique party at the Holiday Express Train Show! Enjoy a Scavenger Hunt and story amidst this magical wonderland of model trains. Kids will enjoy a short story and a hands-on activity of your choice. Younger children will enjoy building a snowman out of marshmallows while older children can build and paint their own wooden train model.

Available during the Holiday Express Train Show in December 2 – January 7, Saturdays or Sundays from 2pm – 3:30pm. Members: $200; Non-Members: $250. Up to 15 children (includes up to 12 adults), maximum = 20 (includes up to 19 adults). Each additional child: $15.

Kidzone in the Cottage Ages 3 – 6

Available seasonally, March – November (The Cottage difficult to access in winter months, call for more information.)
The Kidzone in the Cottage features games and creative playtime activities for children. This fun space includes a dress-up area, a building zone with blocks, interactive maps, and a pretend planting garden. Birthday parties include playtime, a hands-on project, and time for cake and gift-giving!

Due to the limited capacity in the Cottage, we can only accommodate a maximum of 15 children and up to 8 parents in the Kidzone Cottage. Parents are welcome to wait in the Museum and participate in cake/gift-giving in the Education Classroom in the Museum.
Kidzone in the Cottage Activities (Choose One):
1) Busy Builders
Kids enjoy a simple engineering challenge using clothespins and craft sticks. What can you build? We’ll add fun experiments to make different super-structures!

2) Little Sprouts
Kids decorate a miniature clay pot with colorful shapes and sparkles. Afterwards, we’ll use soil and seeds to plant our own flowers to watch and grow.

Your birthday party includes:
• Same day free admission for all party guests and parents
• Hands-on activities led by a Birthday Party Host/Instructor such as a Scavenger Hunt, craft project, interactive tours and/or historic games
• Time for cake and gift-giving
• Exclusive use of a private room, tables and chairs for the activity and party
You provide: Birthday cake, refreshments, party decorations, cups/plates, etc. and favors.

Birthday Parties for Ages 3 – 6:
Members: $225; Non-Members: $250. Up to 15 children (includes up to 12 adults),
maximum = 20. Each additional child: $15.
Birthday Parties for Ages 7 – 12:
Members: $250; Non-Members: $275.
Up to 15 children, each additional child $15 with a maximum of 20.
Dates: Birthday Parties are available after school, Saturdays or Sundays
from 10am – 12pm or 1 – 3pm.

For further information and to make a reservation:

Please call the Education Department at 203-259-1598 to reserve your birthday party today!
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation to confirm your date and time. The balance (including all additional guests) is due on or before the party date.
Parents are welcome to stay and participate in the birthday party with their children at no additional fee.