Party

There is no better place than Spark to host a party for children and adults. We will work with you to create a party that suits your child’s specific age,  wants and needs.  Adults can join kids’ activities in the Museum or relax and watch their children have the time of their lives. 

Spark offers 2 types of birthday packages for parties: Party Palooza and Your Favorite Things. To schedule a party, call 217.607.0524 or contact our party planner via email. Please complete the party request form to secure your party date today.

PARTY PALOOZA

The Party Palooza Package includes:

  • Two-hour party in Spark’s private garden.
  • Admission for up to 20 children and/or adults.
  • Cost is $200 with additional $5 per child/adult.
  • Snacks and juice are provided for children.
  • Food/drinks available for purchase from café.
  • Bring cake and decorations as desired.
  • Setup begins 30 minutes before party.
  • Add 30 minutes of Sparkler-led balloon animals or face-painting for only $30.

The Party Palooza Package is available Wednesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Setup begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the party.

YOUR FAVORITE THINGS (OR THEMES)

This package includes private use of the entire Museum for two hours. Your Favorite Things (or Themed) Party Packages includes:

  • Admission for 30 children and/or adults.
  • Private rental of Spark for two hours.
  • Admission for 30 children and/or adults.
  • Cost is $400 with additional $5 per child/adult.
  • This includes your choice of a Themed Character Actor or a Party Pal to assist with setup and entertainment.
  • 30 minutes of either face painting or balloon animals.
  • A surprise gift for the birthday child.
  • Snacks and juice provided for children along with plates, napkins, cups, and silverware for all.
  • Food and drinks available for purchase from the café.
  • Bring your own cake and decorations as desired.
  • Setup begins 30 minutes before party.

Your Favorite Theme Party packages can be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening is also available for private parties beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Party Themes

Pirate ahoy Matey!
Looking for an off-shore adventure? This pirate-themed party is sure to please with a swashbuckling scavenger hunt and an interactive game facilitated by Spark Pirates fully costumed in pirate garb. This party package includes balloon swords, face paint, and pirate themed snacks.

Royal Princess
Treat your guests like royalty with a party to match! Children can choose their favorite costume from our vast collection. Sparklers will provide face paint and hair-styling if desired. Afterward, guest will decorate their own crowns or swords! Spark Princesses in fully costumed princess garb will make this party sparkle!

Very Hungry Caterpillar
This storybook-themed party is perfect for your youngest explorers. This package includes a Sparkler-led story time, puppet show, and sing-a-long. Children will be encouraged to re-invent this classic story with costumes, snacks, and physical movement led by Sparklers!

Harry Potter Palooza!
Welcome your guests to the magical world of Harry Potter! Your beloved young witch or wizard will love this party which includes a sorting ceremony and potion class! Later on, children will burn off their energy with a lively Quidditch match in the high court!

A Day at the Circus
This circus-themed party is sure to delight! Sparklers will make balloon animals, face painting, and create an obstacle course with carnival games for the daredevils in the crowd. Your party package includes snacks and a circus show put on by our talented and energetic staff.

LEGO Build
LEGO Lovers of all-ages will have a building blast at this party! Party guests will have access to our extensive LEGO collection and will build and play to their hearts’ content. Sparklers will facilitate a LEGO car race to test out your racing creations!

To schedule a party, call 217.607.0524 or contact our party planner via email. Please complete the party request form to secure your party date today.