Birthday Parties

With concern for the health and safety of our visitors and staff, birthday parties have been temporarily suspended and new reservations are not currently being made. For any existing reservations, please contact us.

Independence Seaport Museum is the premier destination for birthday parties along the Penn's Landing Waterfront. Spend your day exploring our Museum, climbing aboard Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, and celebrating your child's birthday in style! 

All parties include the following: 
- Full-day access to the Museum and two National Historic Landmark ships, Olympia and Becuna
- Private party space for two hours 
- Dedicated party facilitator 
- Paper products 
- 1 activity and scavenger hunt
- Themed decorations

Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from either 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. Please note that optional party add-ons extend the end time. 

Party Themes
Select one of the following: 

  • Pirate 
  • Nautical 
  • Mermaid 
  • Underwater 
  • Science 

Party Activities 
Select one of the following: 

  • Citizen Science Lab Program: Classy Plankton, Explosions! When Good Ships Go Bad, or Aquatic Acidification 
  • Pirate Name & Battle Rattle 
  • Knot Bracelets 
  • Sea Monster Craft 
  • Guided tour of Cruiser Olympia for 20 people* 

      *Additional fees apply

Optional Party Add-Ons 
*Based upon availability, add-ons need to be confirmed at least two weeks in advance. 

Real Live Pirate: $150 
Guided Historic Ships Tour of Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna: $2 per person 
Citizen Science Lab: $4 per person 
Workshop on the Water Activity: $15 per toolbox 
Paddle Penn's Landing Boat Rentals: $6 per person (seasonal May-September)
Extra Party Activity: Based upon selection

$350 for up to 20 guests (children and adults), Museum Members receive $25 off their party package! 
  *Complimentary admission for the birthday child and up to 2 guardians 
$7 per extra guests (children and adults) 

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To check availability or if you have any questions please contact us.  We look forward to celebrating with you!