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Best Spots in NYC to Throw an Amazing Children’s Birthday Party - Part 5: For the Continually Curious Mind

Friday, November 22, 2013 by Lisa F
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Here is the final article in our 5-part series on spots in NYC to throw an amazing children's birthday party.

Is your child always asking questions? Explore the world while creating terrific birthday memories at one of these interesting locations.
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New York City Fire Museum
The Junior Firefighter Birthday Package ($725 for up to 15 guests, not including the birthday boy or girl) is perfect for children ages 3-6 whose eyes brighten each time a fire truck whizzes by. The cost includes admission to the Museum for children and adults, free play, story-telling, a scavenger hunt, and art project with a NYC firefighter, balloons, birthday cake, juice, goodie bags, and paper goods. All parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call (212) 691-1303 Ext. 11 or email

278 Spring St. (between Hudson and Varick Streets)
Tel: (212) 691-1303 Ext. 11
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New York Transit Museum
Enjoy a kid-friendly guided tour of the New York Transit Museum, as well as party games and activities, a family membership, and exclusive use of the lunch room and education center when you book a party at this cool Brooklyn venue. All parties are two hours and parents/guardians are responsible for supplying cake, cupcakes, and beverages. Pizza or additional food must be purchased through one of the Museum’s approved Local Stop Members. Prices range from $525 to $650 for up to 15 children and 6 adults, depending on the day and time.

Boerum Place (at Schermerhorn Street)
Downtown Brooklyn
Tel: (718) 694-1579
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National Museum of Mathematics
Your eight-year-old agrees: patterns are cool. Give him a birthday to remember at the Museum of Mathematics, where party guests will get full access to its many cool exhibits, which include Polypaint, Light Grooves, and Coaster Rollers. A 90-minute party ($950 for 10 children) includes a private party room and free admission to the museum. For an additional fee, the venue can provide pizza, beverages, cake, goody bags, and invitations. Museum members receive a discount.

11 East 26th Street (Between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
Tel: (212) 542-0566
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The Scholastic Store
The children’s book publisher throws a fun and educational bash for children ages 1 and up. The Basic Party ($599 for up to 10 kids) includes a party planner, 90 minutes of crafting, dancing, games, and Sony time, and cupcakes and juice. For an additional cost, pizza, balloons, and even a visit from Clifford can be provided. Party themes are age-appropriate and include Extreme Racer, Farm Fun, and Young Wizard.

557 Broadway (between Prince and Spring Streets)
Tel: (212) 343-6166
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