To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, most family attractions and many businesses have closed temporarily. We urge our readers to follow public health guidelines: Stay home if at all possible and practice social distancing if you must leave your home. For the latest on protecting your family and community from COVID-19 follow these guidelines. To learn the facts about children and COVID-19, hear from Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease specialist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

St. Louis Birthday Party Venues

Ultimate Ninjas St. Louis

Party like an authentic American Ninja Warrior at Ultimate Ninjas St. Louis in Chesterfield. You get your very own indoor arenas and private party room! Planning birthday parties has never been so easy with our online reservations.

For your celebration, you will get:

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Miss Kelly's Gym

There’s no better place to celebrate a birthday than at Miss Kelly’s Gym. That’s because it’s incredibly fun for kids and incredibly easy for you. Kids tell us their birthday party at Miss Kelly’s is the most awesome party they’ve ever had! Parents love it too because we take care of everything.

Your private party includes: 

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Goldfish Swim School - Warson Woods

It's COOL to party at the POOL! Take advantage of the new premier learn-to-swim facility right here in metro St. Louis! Hold a two-hour party at the brand new Goldfish Swim School facility for up to 24 children. All you have to do is show up, we'll take care of the rest!

Party Package includes:

  • Two hours of private access to Goldfish Swim School

• 1 hour 20 minutes in the pool and 40 minutes in the party area

• Package available on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Please call for available dates.

  • Certified lifeguards & party coordinator on duty to oversee all activities
  • Invitations & envelopes
  • Table coverings, plates, cups, napkins & forks
  • Balloons, tropical decorations & centerpieces
  • Cupcakes & beverages for the children
  • Goldfish Swim School t-shirt for the guest of honor

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Little Medical School

Celebrate your birthday with Little Medical School!

Pick a party from our customized themes below or prescribe your own from one of our 10 programs! The Little Medical School Birthday Parties include a two-hour space rental at our classroom with a 60 minute class led by our trained instructor, and a special Little Medical School gift basket for the birthday child! Great for ages 4-11. Upgrades can be applied to each package below, including stethoscope, large plush animal, real lab coats, and $5 LMS Goodie Bag for each child. 

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Mad Science of St. Louis

We have birthday parties down to a science! Mad Science birthday parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows that come to you. From lighting up balls of plasma, to discovering the mystery of fireworks, to discovering objects that float through columns of air, kids will be amazed by the number of cool and interactive demonstrations, chemical reactions and activities we bring to the party! Parents love the fact that Mad Science birthday parties are mess-free and hassle free. Contact us today to book your child's party!

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The Magic House

Celebrate your child's special day at The Magic House! A variety of amazing age-appropriate, hands-on activities and affordable party packages make every birthday magical and memorable.

All birthday parties at The Magic House include free parking and all-day admission to the Museum for hosts and guests. Members at the Family level and above receive a 20% discount on themed birthday parties and Big Birthday Bash celebrations. 

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Play Street Museum

Whether it's hosting a celebration for your little ones' soccer team, bringing family and friends together for a birthday party or joining in on the fun at one of our Play Street Museum special events, our team will help make it extra special.

Birthday Parties

Choose from a range of private party options that best match your vision of the perfect kid's birthday party for your precious little one(s). We have many adorable themed parties to choose from or let us help you create your own unique party theme. 

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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.

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Kids Art Night Out
Friday, May 1, 2020

Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.

 

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Parents' Survival Night at The Little Gym
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.

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Tons of Transportation
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Kids of all ages are invited to climb on and explore dump trucks, backhoes, fire trucks, police cruisers, an excavator and more at Tons of Transportation.

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