Birthday Art Labs
Birthday Art Labs

Birthday Art Labs

Enjoy an art-filled birthday party for your child and leave the planning to us!

Birthday Labs at the Rubin Museum of Art are led by Museum educators and include art making time in the Education Center, an interactive tour in the Museum galleries, singing, goodie bags, and more! Choose from multiple age-appropriate themes and catering options. Packages start at $1,325 for up to 12 children.

Email or call 212.620.5000 x294 for more information.

Packages Include:

  • Exclusive use of the Education Center commons & studio
  • Museum admission for 12 children and 12 adults
  • Thematic art lab, led by Rubin Museum educators
  • Guided exploration of the Museum galleries
  • Crafting take-home works of art
  • PDF Invitation template for printing or emailing
  • Goodie bags with special items from the Museum Shop


Museum Program Fee: $1,000 For up to 12 children. $25 per additional child. Maximum 15 children. Minimum 1 adult per 2 children required. Lab cannot exceed 35 total.

Museum members receive 10% discount on Program Fee. Become a member today!


Children’s Birthday Menu: starts at $325 Includes 1 server + food and beverage for 12 children. $16 per additional child.

Catering provided by Stephen STARR Events.

Download Birthday Menu

Art Lab Themes

Drum Beats and Little Feet | ages 2-5

Get moving during this wild and wonderful animal-themed art lab! In the galleries you’ll listen to the story of a small but courageous jungle hero and join in a scavenger hunt for real and imaginary creatures from around the world. Journey back to the art studio to craft damaru drums then use your instruments to make rhythms and animal noises together.

Gods and Heroes | ages 6-10

Move over Spiderman, make way for Garuda! Explore Eastern and Western superheroes and transform yourself into a living hero during this spectacular experience. What makes a hero? How do animals make heroes stronger? Design the equipment and gadgets you’ll use to help make the world a better place.

Super Sculptors | ages 2-5 or 6-10

Squish, squeeze, and mold during our Super Sculptors Birthday Art Lab. Search the galleries to find fascinating Himalayan sculptures and learn how they were made. Then, let your imagination run wild as you make your own imaginary creatures out of clay. Use sequins, gemstones, and glitter to make your sculpture shimmer.

Important Information

  • Birthday family is welcome to arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Birthday Art Labs are 2 hours long.
  • Programs are designed for children ages 2 to 10.
  • Consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
  • $250 non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking.
  • Full payment is due two weeks prior to the date of event.
  • Overtime fees ($150/30 minutes) due the date of event.
  • Payment by credit card preferred.