ART BUGS Birthday Parties (Ages 2-4)

Charles H. MacNider Art Museum offers artistic experiences for birthdays or other celebrations.  Select from one of the three options listed below for a fun and creative event. Basic fees include an art educator, project materials and use of the museum kitchen facilities during regular business hours.  Crafters should wear clothing appropriate for doing art projects. All crafters under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver. NOTE: These are considered non-alcohol events unless an additional fee is paid when registering.

Contact Jackie to set up your party by
emailing calling at 641-421-3666!
(Please Note: a 2 week advance notice is required)

Download the Art Bugs Birthday Party (ages 2-4) form here!

Cost: $80, members $63            Location: Studio A & B

Perfect for celebrating with classmates! Up to 12 crafters.  Charge of $4 for each additional crafter, max 20.  Due to space constraints a maximum of 40 people may attend this event (adults and children).

*Basic 2-hour Art Bugs Birthday Party includes:

  • Up to 12 crafters. (Charge of $4 for each additional crafter, max 20)
  • An experienced art instructor for a 1.5 hour craft in Studio A
  • All materials for a themed craft
  • Use of the museum kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave)
  • Space in the studio for you to bring in cake, drinks, gifts, decorations
  • A tour of the museum, if time allows
Cost: $228, includes museum membership fee (membership fee will be waived for current members)
Location: Salsbury Room (seating up to 100 people) & Studio A

Receive an Art Bugs Birthday Party* in Studio A, PLUS celebrate your event for up to four hours in the spacious Salsbury Room!  Tables and chairs can be provided at your request.  This beautiful room is equipped with A/V equipment and a stage. Please inquire as to the availability of the  Imagination Playground and the Salsbury Room. There is a refundable damage deposit of $50 when using the Salsbury Room.

Themes (for ages 2-4):

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

See Below for Full Theme Descriptions:

artastic birthday theme

Artastic – For the Picasso in your family, this party will explore basic art mediums such as painting in unconventional ways.  Possible projects may include bubble art and squirt gun painting!

auto birthday theme

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles – From space to sea, this party is sure to be on the move!  Celebrate your birthday creating things that fly, roll, float, zoom, and cruise.  Possible projects may include racecars and jet packs.


fairytale birthday themeFairytale – Enjoy your party Happily Ever After! You will be taken to a land of kings & queens, dragons, & castles! Transform yourself into a prince or princess by making a special crown & making royal attire. Other possible projects include a wand & a dragon.

Policies effective February 15, 2016