Birthday Parties
Ngā Pāti Huritau

Happy Birthday!

Looking for an exciting and educational birthday party for your child?

Te Manawa offers themed parties for kids 3-8 years of age, offering the following science-related party themes:

  • Friendly Frogs
  • Dynamic Dinosaurs
  • Brilliant Bugs (butterflies, ladybugs, weta etc.)
  • Fascinating Fish
  • Out of This World (space)

Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays at either 10.30am or 2.30pm. Each party is one and a half hours in duration, and includes:

  • a visitor host to run the party
  • crafts and games around the theme
  • a decorated party room exclusively for your party

You supply the food, we set out the hats, plates, cups & serviettes, and provide the activities. It’s great value for money – fun for adults and children. After your party ends, your child and their friends are welcome to play in Kids TM for as long as they like (within normal opening hours), but parental supervision is required for this.

Within each of the themes, the party activities are tailored to the age and needs of the children. In general, the themed parties involve the following:

  • Fascinating Fish – afternoon parties are timed to include watching the fish being fed in the main aquarium.
  • Friendly Frogs – this ‘hopping good time’ includes the construction of a frog puppet.
  • Brilliant Bugs – focuses on butterflies, ladybugs, spiders – a visit to the weta cave can be part of this party.
  • Dynamic Dinosaurs – always a favourite with boys, use of Dino Dig is weather dependent
  • Out of This World (space)
    – there’s weird and wonderful things out there!

Fees and Enquiries

What will it cost?

$20 per child if our hosts are present for the whole party, $15 per child if our hosts only provide the activities.  Tea & coffee is available for adults at $1.50 pp (optional).

Payment: A deposit of 50% Is required at least one week before party day, with the balance paid on arrival, on the day.

Enquiries: All enquiries should be made to the front desk at Te Manawa in person, or to the Booking Officer by phone on 352-8716, or email to bookings@temanawa.co.nz

Once the activities schedule has been checked, your booking will be confirmed by the booking officer, or alternate times offered. Party bookings are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

The minimum party size is seven children, with 12 being the maximum number able to be accommodated.