Event Space


Birthday Parties


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The New York City Fire Museum is the perfect venue
for all junior firefighters!
Our venue is large, bright, and is sure to make lasting memories for children and parents alike.

A Birthday Party Like No Other!​

Our event space is a hidden gem in the heart of SoHo. The third floor event space is over 3,000 sq. feet with 12' high ceilings (suitable for a bounce house)! 

A birthday party at the Museum includes:

  • Admission to the Museum for children and parents

  • Access to the two exhibit spaces to view antique fire trucks and tools on display 

  • Full access to the third floor loft equipped with kitchen, tables and chairs

  • Recommendations to caterers and vendors to make your party one of a kind

Please use the form below to inquire about a reservation. We encourage you to read our FAQs below for more information.


Reserve Your Birthday Party

Thank you!

What dates and times do you host your birthday parties?

Birthday parties are typically held on Saturdays and Sundays from either 10:00am to 1:00pm or 2:00pm to 5:00pm. If you're interested in another day we'd be sure to accomodate you.

How do I make a reservation?

Fill out form above. If available, the desired date and time of your event party will be placed on hold for a given period of time. Once the client confirms the reservation, the Museum will send a contract and requires a 50% non-refundable deposit.

Can parents stay for the party?

Our venuee does not allow drop off's. We advise all parents to stay for the duration of the party as well as participate in activities with their children.

Is there a limit to the number of adults that can attend?

The maximum number of adults that can attend is 50.

What if I need to reschedule my party?

Once you have confirmed the date with a 50% deposit, your party is booked. Deposits are non-refundable for a change of date within a month of the booked party. A new date will require an additional $350 deposit.

What if there is a snow storm?

If, due to a snow storm on or around the date of your reserved party, you feel the need to cancel your party, the Museum reserves the right to withhold any deposit if the Museum is officially open for admission on the day of the scheduled party. In the event the Museum is officially closed, we will return your deposit or reschedule your party for a later date.

Is there any food included?

Food and beverages are not included. The Museum simply provides recommendations to vendors. You may bring your own food or have it catered or delivered. Heating devices, such as heating fuels and hotplates, are not permitted.

Do you provide decorations? How about invitations?

The Museum does not provide decorations or invitations. You are permitted to provide your own decorations. If you would like to hire a decorator we canprovide recommendations.

Do guests have to pay to get into the Museum?

You and your guests are welcome to explore the first and second floor of the Museum all day on the day of your party. There is no additional charge for this incentive. However, you may want to suggest to your guests that they not arrive more than one hour prior to your party, so the children are not tired by the time the party begins.

Can alcohol be served at the party?

As the Fire Museum is a family establishment and open to the public during your child’s birthday party, we strongly discourage any form of alcohol to be served. Furthermore, the Fire Museum does not possess a liquor license. If you wish to serve alcohol, a NYS licensed caterer must be hired and a request for a Special Event Permit must be filed with the State of New York Liquor Authority at least 21 days in advance.

Do you offer any packages?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited staffing we are currently not offering the Junior Firefighter Birthday Party Package. However we are offering space rental.

Children’s Birthday Parties FAQs