Buddy Block Bookings – Non-Members

From: $250.00

Not ready to play during general admission? Reserve the museum for a private playtime with your friends and family.

Buddy Block Reservation Includes:
-2 hours of private play inside the museum
private access to the Discovery Garden (weather permitting)
-2 ECM staff members to ensure your little ones have a great time.

-Includes 15 children, one adult required for every five children. (There is a $5 fee for each child over 15 with a limit of 25 children.)

*$20 deposit is required to reserve your private booking


1. I have more than 15 children coming. How does that work?
There is an additional charge of $5 per child over the 15 included with the private booking. We can accommodate a maximum of 25 children.
2. What ages is considered a child? 
We consider the headcount of children to be anyone ages 1-12.
3. When can I arrive?
Families may arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the booking.
4. Will the Discovery Garden be open for my booking?
Staff will open outdoor exhibits for you and your guests as weather permits.
5. Are you handicap accessible? 
The entire main floor of the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. We have two accessible bathrooms on either end of the building. Guests with wheelchairs, strollers, or ambulatory difficult may enter or exit the building on the ramp in the back of the building.
6. How many adults can attend?
As many as you would like! Our building capacity is 130. Adults do not pay separately for your booking. We do require adult supervision in all of our exhibits for safety. Private bookings must have a minimum of one adult for every 5 children.