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 Birthday


  • 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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Set-up for both 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



Every Friday during “First Friday” months:

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.

MAIN HALL EVENING RENTALS  : 4 HOURS, $500 ($100 per hour each additional hour), capacity 325.

MAIN HALL DAY RENTALS:  UP TO 8 HOURS, $100 per hour until closing time, capacity 325.

Kentucky Farmer’s Bank Conference Room Rental

Kentucky Farmer’s Bank Conference Room

Also available to rent is the Kentucky Farmers Bank Conference Room (wedding showers, baby showers, training sessions, meetings, or small gatherings).  The rental rate for the conference room is $50 per hour, up to closing timeMaximum charge is $ 300. It seats approximately 40 persons.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of reservation and the balance is due the day of the event.  The conference room must be cleaned and rearranged to its original state before departure of rental party.

Terms of Rentals:

1.   The museum can provide 17 six foot tables (more available for evening rentals),  70 hard-back chairs, and 30 folding chairs upon request.   Renter can rent tables and chairs from another source and have them delivered to the museum.

2.   All rentals are subject to a booking deposit.   The booking deposit saves the space, goes toward the total rental fee and is not refundable.  The renter agrees to be liable for any damages that exceed the amount of the deposit.

DEPOSITS:  Main Floor Booking-$250.

                         Conference Room Booking-$50.

3.   Cancellation fees:  if the rental is cancelled within 60 days prior to the event, the deposit will be refunded.    If the rental is cancelled less than 60 days prior to the event, the museum will keep the deposits.

4.  Evening rentals may set up on the day of the rental between 10 AM-4 PM during weekdays, and 10AM-6PM on Saturday.    Clean-up time is one half-hour after the rental ends.  All other rentals are permitted one hour before to set up and one hour after event to clean up.   Clean-up must be completed before the museum closing time.    If additional clean-up time is needed, the museum will keep the clean-up deposit.

5.   The museum will not close for a rental.  If a private rental is desired, the renter  must book the evening rental.

CALL 606-329-8888 FOR MORE INFO

MUSEUM HOURS:  10am-4pm Wednesday and Friday.; 10am-8pm Thursday; 10am-6pm Saturday.


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