Rental Space and Birthday Parties

Have your next conference, get-together, or birthday party at the Highlands Museum.

Birthday Parties


Birthday Party Room

Basic Birthday

$135 for members
$150 for non-members


  • Use of the party room for a total of 3 hours.
  • Admission for 30 adults and children.
  • Access to the Discovery Center.

Themed Birthdays

Wild Animal Show Parties


  • Use of the party room for a total of 3 hours.
  • Admission for 30 adults and children.
  • Access to the Discovery Center.

$185 for members
$200 for non-members

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to partner with Gary Bussa to present Des Coveries Wild Animal Show Parties.  Bussa is an experienced animal husbandress who trained under Suzie Rapp at Jack Hanna’s Columbus Zoo and worked for the Museum of Discovery and Science in south Florida.  He performs for party guests as Dr. Des Coveries, a Indiana Jones-like character he wrote in his educational shows for schools while in Florida.  Dr. Des Coveries is excited to share his passion for animals and exploration with the region’s youth!

Our Wild Animal Show parties are the perfect mix of fun and education for your child’s next birthday. Bussa has a variety of different animals including reptiles and arthropods.  He and museum staff will work with you to create a memorable experience for your child’s party

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Princess Parties

We hope you will love the newest addition to our themed birthday lineup.  Our Princess of the Highlands interacts with the children and talks to them about what it really means to be a princess: being kind and respectful of others and setting an example to those around you.  The birthday girl is in for a special surprise when she is crowned “Princess for a Day”.

Set-up for all types of parties may begin a half-hour before scheduled party time.  The party room must be cleared within a half-hour after scheduled party time.  Museum members and children under age 2 do not count toward the admission.  After the first 30 people, $3.50 per person will be added to your birthday party balance.  All Birthday parties must book the party room in advance.

For $15, we can clean up for you!

Time Slots




A DEPOSIT OF $50 IS DUE WHEN BOOKING YOUR PARTY.  The balance must be paid the day of the party.

 Birthday party guests are expected to follow museum etiquette guidelines. The museum will be open to other guests.

Coming Soon!

The Fourth Floor Conference Center will be open and ready for rentals beginning June 1, 2017.  This newly renovated floor of our building is the perfect location for weddings, conferences, and much more.  The Conference Center can hold up to 500 people with tables and a dance floor and over 600 with audience style seating.  The Conference Center is conveniently connected with the Community Trust Parking Garage located behind the building.  For information about the Conference Center call the museum at 606-329-8888.