Event Space

Children’s 

Birthday Parties

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The New York City Fire Museum provides the hottest party ever! Our venue is fun, educational, and is sure to make lasting memories for children and parents alike.

A Birthday Party Like No Other!​

We know how to make children smile! The Junior Firefighter Birthday Party package lasts for two hours.

Parties are designed for children ages 3 through 6 and are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM.

Junior Firefighter Birthday Party package includes:

  • Admission to the Museum for children and parents

  • Birthday child and 15 guests (children ages 3 and up)

  • Two Museum staff members for the duration of the party

  • Free play, story-telling, show and tell, art project and scavenger hunt

  • Fire themed 10" birthday cake

  • Juice boxes for children (1 per child)

  • The One Alarm goodie bag that includes a firefighter helmet, official FDNY coloring book, sticker book, a plush dog, crayons, vehicle and treats.

  • Cake plates, table cloths and candles

Package starts at $850​

Our party package only covers the birthday child and 15 guests. If you would like to have more than this number, there will be an additional charge of $25 per child. (25 children maximum, no exceptions).

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

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Reserve Your Birthday Party

What dates and times do you host your birthday parties?


Junior firefighter birthday party packages are held on Saturdays and Sundays from either 11:00am to 1:00pm or 2:30pm to 4:30pm.




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 $300, non-refundable deposit.




Can I have more than 16 children?


Yes. Each additional child, after the 16th child, is $25 per child. Our maximum is 25 children.




Can parents stay for the party?


Our party package is not a drop off party. 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 40.




What if I need to reschedule my party?


Once you have confirmed the date with a $300 deposit, your party is booked. One hundred and fifty dollars ($150) will be deducted from your deposit if you change your party date. Deposits are non-refundable for a change of date within a month of the booked party. A new date will require an additional $150 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.




At what age are children counted as guests?


Any child 3 years old or over is counted as part of the party package. Any child seven years or older is not counted in the party package. However, if you would like to include the child in the party festivities, we would set up a chair for him/her at the children’s table. If this is done, he/she would be counted within the party package.




Is there any food included?


Food and beverages are not included for adults. The Museum simply provides the cake and juice boxes for children. 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.




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 other packages?


Currently we only offer one package. If the "junior firefighter" birthday party package isn't what you're looking for please contact our Birthday Coordinator at birthdays@nycfiremuseum.org and we will try our best to work with your specific needs. Please note customization is at the discretion of Birthday Coordinator, additional fees may apply.




My child is turning 2 years old, is the package age appropriate?


Unfortunately, no. The activites included in package are not age appropriate. We dont offer any activties that are suitable for 2 years old.





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