Play YOUR Way

Exclusive Rentals

Perfect for: Family Gatherings, Play Dates, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Craft Circles, Book Clubs, Holiday Parties, Game Nights, and more!

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

*Semi-exclusive Rentals are also available. Please check our calendar (click to reserve link) or call us for dates.

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What does your rental include?

  • Exclusive use of the Museum galleries and program rooms for 2 hours for up to 35 people, $10 for each additional person.
  • 30 min setup time prior to the start of your event.
  • Members receive a $25 discount. Membership will be verified at the time of booking. Not a KidsPlay Member yet? Visit our Membership page to learn more!
  • Party add-ons available. Please order at least 48 hrs in advance of start time.
    • Goodie cups* for children can be purchased for $5/each
    • Party table set up* includes tablecloths, plates, cups & cutlery starting at $75
    • Event planning services including party themes, add-ons, catering coordination are available at an additional fee.

What do you need to know?

Each family attending is required to sign a waiver of liability that also affirms that all members of the group understand the CDC-defined COVID-19 symptoms and are not experiencing any of them. The waiver is available to print at home and sign. Blank waivers will also be available at the Museum. 

  • Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+ while in the Museum. Please read “Plan Your Visit” to learn more about important COVID-19 changes.
  • There will be Museum staff present, however, parental supervision is required. Drop-offs are not allowed.
  • All dates and times are subject to availability until reserved with payment in full via phone or secure payment through KidsPlay website.
  • Outside food and drink is allowed but is restricted to the program room. In order to limit the amount of time families spend without masks, it is suggested that only celebratory food items, such as birthday cake or cupcakes are served. Communal meals are not advisable and individually prepared and wrapped items are recommended*
  • If you are celebrating a birthday with us, consider a Birthday Parade or special dance party as an alternative to singing the Birthday Song.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on KidsPlay property.
  • *KidsPlay follows public health protocols and CDC guidelines. Food service restrictions and capacity limits are subject to change.

Additional times and rental options are available, contact the Museum to learn more 860-618-7700 ext. 2222, groupsales@kidsplaymuseum.org

Private Playtime

Invite your friends & family for an extra-special hour of Play at the Museum before we open!

Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 10 am

  • $100 for up to 10 visitors
  • $75 for members

Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 am

  • $150 for up to 10 visitors
  • $125 for members

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What is included?

  • Price includes exclusive use of the Museum Galleries only, use of the party room is not included and outside food is not allowed. Please use the Exclusive Rental form to book a private gathering including birthday parties.
  • Guests arriving for Private Playtime are welcome to stay and enjoy the Museum after opening to the public. There is no time limit on admission.
  • When the Museum opens to the public at 10 am, traffic flow through the galleries returns to one-way and play-zone considerations begin.
  • Price includes up to 10 visitors, additional guests pay $8 each (including members). 20 people maximum.
  • Members receive a $25 discount. Membership will be verified at the time of booking. Not a KidsPlay Member yet? Visit our Membership page to learn more!

What do you need to know?

Each family attending is required to sign a waiver of liability that also affirms that all members of the group understand the CDC-defined COVID-19 symptoms and are not experiencing any of them. The waiver is available to print at home and sign. Blank waivers will also be available at the Museum.

  • Masks are required for all visitors ages 2+ while in the Museum. Please read “Plan Your Visit” to learn more about important COVID-19 changes.
  • There will be Museum staff present, however parental supervision is required. Drop-offs are not allowed.
  • All dates and times are subject to availability until reserved with payment in full via phone or secure payment through KidsPlay website.

Additional times and rental options are available, contact the Museum to learn more 860-618-7700 ext. 2222, groupsales@kidsplaymuseum.org

Payment Types Accepted - Cash, Check, and all major credit cards

Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

KidsPlay Children's Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization

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Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.