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Birthdays and Overnights

Birthdays & Overnights

Children's birthday party

Birthday Parties

Looking for something different beyond the same old birthday party routine? Checkout what we have to offer for your next celebration!


Members - $200
Non-Members - $250

  • Admission to the River Museum for up to 15 children and 2 chaperones
    • Additional children: $10/person
    • Additional adults: $14.95/person
  • 1 hour, 45 minutes of private rental space
  • Gift bags for all participants
  • Private live animal program
  • 4D film tickets: $2.95/person
  • Combo meals: $7/person
    • Must be ordered at least one week prior to party
Additional Information

Birthday parties are available on any date the Museum & Aquarium is open, unless a pre-scheduled event is already scheduled during that timeframe.

Parties can be booked as far in advance as needed but a minimum of two weeks advance notice is required.

Birthday parties include a special visit by one of the River Museum’s Animal Ambassadors.

A $50 deposit is needed to confirm the party date and is non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days of the date. The remaining balance is due upon arrival of the party date.

You are welcome to bring your own food, beverages (no alcohol), games and any additional activities. You must supply your own plates, utensils, and cups. Tabletop decorations are acceptable however, to support our conservation mission  we ask that you refrain from bringing balloons, disposable straws, swizzle sticks or plastic stirrers.

To reserve your birthday date or receive additional information please fill out the inquiry form below.

Birthday Party Inquiry

Contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 x213 or for details and reservations!

Child watching fish in Main Channel aquarium

Overnight Adventures

Friends, family or scout groups - oh my! You've never had an overnight like this one! Choose from the following themes:

  • William M. Black Boat & Breakfast (Seasonal: April-October*)
    For groups 15-55, ages 6+.

    Spend a night "roughing it" in the state rooms or crew's quarters on the William M. Black dredge boat, built in 1934. Enjoy a night away from the ordinary and join us as we explore the Mississippi River. The William M. Black has heating, air conditioning and plumbing. As a metal boat, climate control is not as easily maintained as a standard building, and in the event of weather extremes, the group will be moved indoors.

    *This overnight option may not be available during the 2019 season.

  • Mighty Mississippi Adventure
    For families or groups, ages 6+. One adult per group is required.

    Grab your flashlight and sleeping bag for an evening of exploration at the Museum & Aquarium! Do crafts and games that are fun for the whole family before meeting some of the animal residents that spend every night at the Museum! Top off the night with a movie in our Journey Theater before tucking in for bed in front of one of our exhibits.

Reservations include programming for the evening, admission to the Museum & Aquarium either the day prior to or the day following the overnight, and a morning breakfast in our River's Edge Cafe. An evening meal is not included; however, groups are welcome to bring a sack dinner or order pizza upon check-in before programming begins. Drinks and snacks are welcome (no alcohol is allowed).

To reserve your orvernight date or receive additional information please fill out the inquiry form below.

Overnight Inquiry Form

Contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 x213 or for details and reservations!