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Parties typically sell out 6-10 weeks in advance. To secure your preferred day and time, all you need to do is place a minimum booking – we’ll finalise the details with you later.

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LET’S COMPARE

Whether you’re looking for a rock star event, a fully- hosted afternoon (with a glass of wine for the grown ups), or a more casual affair, we’ve got the perfect party for you. The table below will help you compare the options.

Please Note: The details and pricing below relates exclusively to MoPA Sandringham.

Cupcake Party

A Casual DIY Party

Fully Hosted

The Most Popular Choice

Full Takeover

For BIG Parties

A more relaxed party, without the accoutrements Our most popular party type (and for good reason!) Have the ENTIRE Museum all to yourselves!

Cost per child

$38 $58 $58

Party size

10 – 50 Guests 10 – 50 Guests 20 – 200 Guests

Minimum total cost

$380 $580 $2,900

Tickets for birthday child's parents?

2 included 2 included 2 included

Two tickets (for the parents of the birthday child) are included.

Two tickets (for the parents of the birthday child) are included.

Two tickets (for the parents of the birthday child) are included.

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Tickets for parents of invited children?

0 included 1 Per Invited Child Unlimited

Tickets for adults of invited children are not included – but are available at regular ticket prices.

One ticket for each invited child is included. Extra adult tickets are available at regular ticket prices.

Unlimited adult tickets are included for any number of adults to attend.

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A PRIVATE SPACE?

Private Party Room 1.5 Hours Private Party Room 1.5 Hours The Entire Museum 3 Hours

The party room is all yours for a full 90-minutes, to use at your leisure. After 90-minutes, our team require the party room to be empty for cleaning, however you and your guests are very welcome to continue playing in the Museum for another 30-minutes!

The party room is all yours for a full 90-minutes, to use at your leisure. After 90-minutes, our team require the party room to be empty for cleaning, however you and your guests are very welcome to continue playing in the Museum for another 30-minutes!

The entire Museum, fully staffed with our educators, fully activated, is all yours for the entire duration of your ‘takeover’ booking!

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CAN WE STAY FOR LONGER?

Yes, 30-mins Yes, 30-mins Yes, Upon Request

Whilst we will need to clean the party room after your 90-min party, you and your guests are encouraged to stay and play for another 30-minutes in the Museum!

Whilst we will need to clean the party room after your 90-min party, you and your guests are encouraged to stay and play for another 30-minutes in the Museum!

A Takeover Party runs for a 2.5 hours already. If you don’t think you’ll be boogied out by then, however, you may request to book the Museum into the wee hours (right up until midnight!)

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ARE CUPCAKES INCLUDED?

1 per child 1 per child 1 per child

GF, DF, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also available, at no extra cost!

GF, DF, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also available, at no extra cost!

GF, DF, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also available, at no extra cost!

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CAN I BRING MY OWN CAKE?

Yes (must be nut free) Yes (must be nut free) Yes (must be nut free)

Cupcakes are provided for guests. But you are also welcome to bring your own cake if you’d like!

BYO cakes must be nut free recipes.

Note: No cakeage fees apply

Cupcakes are provided for guests. But you are also welcome to bring your own cake if you’d like!

BYO cakes must be nut free recipes.

Note: No cakeage fees apply

Cupcakes are provided for guests. But you are also welcome to bring your own cake if you’d like!

BYO cakes must be nut free recipes.

Note: No cakeage fees apply

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INVITATIONS PROVIDED?

Yes Yes Yes

Digital invitation will be provided within 24-hours of making a booking. Printable invitations are also available on request.

Digital invitation will be provided within 24-hours of making a booking. Printable invitations are also available on request.

Digital invitation will be provided within 24-hours of making a booking. Printable invitations are also available on request.

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ADULT PLATTERS AVAILABLE?

Yes Yes Yes

Cater for the adults attending your party with a selection of platters!

There are seven options to choose from, all of which are pictured below. Each platter typically serves 8-10 snacking adults.

Cater for the adults attending your party with a selection of platters!

There are seven options to choose from, all of which are pictured below. Each platter typically serves 8-10 snacking adults.

Cater for the adults attending your party with a selection of platters!

There are seven options to choose from, all of which are pictured below. Each platter typically serves 8-10 snacking adults.

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COFFEE/ALCOHOL TAB AVAILABLE?

Yes Yes Yes

Yes, you’re welcome to run a cafe tab for your guests. The cafe team make GREAT coffee, and our cafe is also fully licensed!

Yes, you’re welcome to run a cafe tab for your guests. The cafe team make GREAT coffee, and our cafe is also fully licensed!

Yes, you’re welcome to run a cafe tab for your guests. The cafe team make GREAT coffee, and our cafe is also fully licensed!

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PARTY HOST INCLUDED?

No Yes Yes

If you book a Cupcake Party you will need to host the party yourself. Rest assured, your party room will be setup and ready for you on arrival!

A MoPA party host will run the entire party for you. Our host and their support team will ensure your guests, small and tall, are all very well looked after!

The Museum team will work with you closely to deliver a special night at the Museum that you and your guests will NEVER forget!

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CHILDREN’S PARTY FOOD INCLUDED?

No Yes Yes

Platters can be ordered prior (see “Adult Platters Available?” above), or you can simply purchase a few snacks from the café on the day!

Every child receives their own party food pack. You can choose either the ‘traditional’ or ‘healthy’ option for your food pack; examples are pictured below.

Note: GF, DF, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also available, at no extra cost.

Every child receives their own party food pack. You can choose either the ‘traditional’ or ‘healthy’ option for your food pack; examples are pictured below.

Note: GF, DF, Vegan and Vegetarian options are also available, at no extra cost.

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BALLOONS INCLUDED?

No Yes, a gorgeous 'age specific' balloon arrangement! Yes, a gorgeous 'age specific' balloon arrangement!

LOLLY BAGS INCLUDED?

No Yes Yes

Every child will receive one of our special Arty Party Lolly Bags. The birthday child will also receive an extra special MoPA gift pack!

Note: One gift pack is included per party. Additional MoPA Gift Packs are available for when you may be celebrating more than one birthday! These packs are available at the discounted price of $7 each (RRP $14).

Every child will receive one of our special Arty Party Lolly Bags. The birthday child will also receive an extra special MoPA gift pack!

Note: One gift pack is included per party. Additional MoPA Gift Packs are available for when you may be celebrating more than one birthday! These packs are available at the discounted price of $7 each (RRP $14).

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MUSEUM PERSONALISATION?

No No Yes

The MoPA Art Wall exhibit can be customised to include your own special family photos.

Our Digital Signage will also be customised to suit YOUR unique party agenda!

 

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Ready to book?

Once you’ve booked your party, our fun consultants will be in touch to arrange all details. For now, the important thing is to secure your preferred time and date.

More questions?

Call the MoPA Concierge Team on 1800 006 672

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Hey Northsiders, guess what? MoPA is coming to Thomastown!

Over one million Melburnians have access to Thomastown in under 20-minutes, and so when this BEAUTIFUL building at 391 Settlement Road became available it was an absolute no-brainer that we secure it for Melbourne’s newest Children’s Museum.

We love love LOVE that this building is rich in heritage and artful history. It was originally a pottery studio, built in 1923, and home to potters from all over the world for more than 50-years. And now, this beautiful big building will be re-imagined as Melbourne’s newest Children’s Museum, jam-packed with immersive learning experiences, but also dance, theatre, storytelling, craft, art, and more, all designed to support the Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Curriculum.

Tag your northside BFFs and start planning your playdates, excursions and parties. We expect to be ready to open in mid Spring of 2024 and will keep you posted with progress updates. xx 🌈🎨🧑‍🎨❤️
OK… So, this is happening (again!)

Details soon… 🌈🎨🔨🪚🧑‍🎨🖼️
“Our Earth” starts tomorrow at MoPA!!

Understanding ‘our place in this world’ is a lifelong journey for most. But SO many of the most important lessons are learned early in our lives, at home. To help facilitate the important conversations to have with children, MoPA’s educators have developed a range of new activities called “Our Earth” and this new series starts tomorrow at MoPA. All the new activities run all day, every day. Visit our fancy new website for more detail.

But ALSO, as a reminder of how easy it can be to make a difference, we’ve put together...

🌈 A BIG LIST OF SMALL THINGS (THAT ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE) ☀️…

1. Ride your bike or scooter
2. Plant some veggies
3. Buy second hand or swap with friends
4. Cook at home
5. Eat more vegetables and less meat
6. Organise a community clean up
7. Save water
8. Buy less packaged products
9. Recycle
10. Turn off the lights
11. Use a blanket instead of the heater
12. Clean with natural products
13. But the imperfect produce
14. Mend it instead of replacing it
15. Air dry your washed clothes
16. Compost organic waste
17. Refill water bottles
18. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
19. Carpool
20. Eat left overs instead of throwing them out
21. Use energy efficient lights
22. Use both sides of the paper
23. Plant a tree
24. Eat seasonal produce
25. Recycle batteries and buy rechargeable
26. Walk more
27. Make a bird feeder
28. Plant flowers for the bees
29. Buy less plastic toys
30. Up-cycle for craft projects
31. Donate old clothes and toys
32. Visit the library instead of buying a book
33. Plant native plants
34. Organise a toy trade with friends
35. Use reusable bags
36. Keep your cat indoors
37. Clean up your favourite park
38. Have a quick shower
39. Use cold water to wash clothes and dishes
40. Water your plants in the morning
41. Use a reusable coffee cup
42. Only run the dishwasher when full
43. Install slow-flow shower heads
44. Use reusable straws
45. Use Beeswax wrap
46. Avoid aerosol cans
47. Use fans instead of aircon
48. Turn off unnecessary electronics
49. Pack lunches in reusable containers
50. Be kind to creatures
What does yellow SMELL like? Ok, but what does it SOUND like? And how does it FEEL?

Asking children abstract questions about simple subject matter is SUCH a fun and fascinating way to unlock creative thinking. The resulting discussions will also probably be the cutest thing you’ll hear all week. 

Those that have explored the giant sensory colour wheel at MoPA Sandringham will remember that this exhibit is a huge abstract exploration of colour. And if you’ve perhaps just walked past it in the past, thinking that it sits smack bang in the centre of the Museum just because it’s beautiful - next time we suggest you pause, engage, discuss your colourful ideas with those around you, and soak up your child’s amazing abstract thought exploration…

x MoPA
As we grow older, and then become mothers and fathers ourselves, we start to realise that communicating the depth of our gratitude for Mums is impossible. But we sure can try 🥰 !!

This week at MoPA, we plan to do our BEST to show all our mothers and others just how much we love and appreciate them. Starting Monday 6th we’re kicking off a full week of festivities starting with the most gorgeous crafter-noons (and crafter-mornings!? 😅) making thousands of the lil’ flower cards pictured here in this post. 

All our Mumma-focused curriculum will run ALL day EVERY day, right up until Mother’s Day, May 12th. 

Love you Mum 💝 

x MoPA
There ain’t nothin’ like a super-cute puppy post to get us all to paws and reflect... 🐾

One of MoPA’s key partners, MacKillop Family Services, do LOTS of AMAZING work to ensure every child has the opportunity to grow up in a safe and loving home. One beautiful example [that’s particularly close to home for the team here at MoPA] of their work is the incredible “Paw Pals” program; supporting the placement of therapy dogs with children who have experienced trauma, to help them reconnect with their learning. 

Some of the MoPA team actually had the pleasure of meeting one of the program’s participants recently and... WOW. This. Program. Changes. Lives.

And today - 30 April, 2024 - MacKillop’s matching partners are TRIPLING all donations to the annual #pawpalsappeal . So, a $10 donation will become $30; $100 becomes $300, and the $333 donation MoPA has made this morning has become $999 - WOOP! 

Head to www.pawpalsappeal.org.au before midnight tonight to TRIPLE your impact ❤️
WE. LOVE. TO. PARTY 🥳 

Fully hosted, cupcaked, ballooned birthday parties are our thang!! 

Oh… And personalised exhibits, private rooms, party bags, children’s food packs, all dietaries catered, gourmet adult platters, family dance parties, coffee tabs, bubbles and beers, and SMASHINGS of fun!!! 

All parties book out roughly 8-weeks in advance. Give us a buzz if you have any questions!! xx MoPA
(Sound on) John Cleese: “Creativity is not a talent… It is a way of operating” ❤️ 

Right now at MoPA we’re curating self-expression and operating a brand new craft activity that, with the help of shape, material, and colour, challenges us to place and create a thumbprint that, although made of the very same foundations as all others, celebrates our unique perspective. Serious fun. But also serious 🧐😍🤪… FUN!