Family Party

The best family party in New York City is back! One of the Museum’s most beloved annual traditions is returning on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Featuring fascinating educational activities and spectacular entertainment for children of all ages, the Family Party allows you and your family to explore the wonders of the Museum after hours and participate in hands-on activities and games. Meet curators, scientists, and educators and find out more about some of the most exciting artifacts and specimens in our collections. Live animals will also make appearances!

Packages

All packages may be purchased online or by calling 212-496-3457. Individual tickets will be available for purchase beginning in September.

Reserve your ticket package by August 12 to secure your name on the Family Party print invitation and your children’s names on the Stegosaurus Committee. 

For more information, please contact Diane Morales at 212-496-3457 or email [email protected]

Calling all Grandparents! Purchase a package at the Butterfly level or higher and join the Grandparents Committee! After purchasing your package, email [email protected] to be added to the Grandparents Committee on the printed invitation, and receive updates on special family programing at the Museum all year long.

GALAXY PACKAGE $25,000 ($22,200 is tax deductible)

  • 35 tickets to the Family Party
  • Recognition as a Galaxy Sponsor on the Family Party invitation
  • A Family Scientist membership for you to stay involved all year long
  • Host a visit for your child’s class in a hall or exhibition of your choice
  • Host an exclusive tour for yourself and ten adults at a later date
  • Listing for your children on the Stegosaurus Committee on the Family Party invitation
  • Ensure speedy check-in with Fast Pass (mailed in advance)

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BLUE WHALE PACKAGE $10,000 ($8,000 is tax deductible)

  • 25 tickets to the Family Party
  • Recognition as a Blue Whale Sponsor on the Family Party invitation
  • Invitation to an educational Adventure at the Museum for your family
  • Host an exclusive tour for yourself and ten adults at a later date
  • Listing for your children on the Stegosaurus Committee on the Family Party invitation
  • Ensure speedy check-in with Fast Pass (mailed in advance)

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T. REX PACKAGE $5,000 ($4,040 is tax deductible)

  • 12 tickets to the Family Party
  • Recognition as a T. rex Sponsor on the Family Party invitation 
  • Listing for your children on the Stegosaurus Committee on the Family Party invitation
  • Ensure speedy check-in with Fast Pass (mailed in advance)

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ELEPHANT PACKAGE $2,500 ($1,860 is tax deductible)

  • 8 tickets to the Family Party
  • Recognition as an Elephant Sponsor on the Family Party invitation 
  • Listing for your children on the Stegosaurus Committee on the Family Party invitation
  • Ensure speedy check-in with Fast Pass (mailed in advance)

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BUTTERFLY PACKAGE $1,500 ($1,020 is tax deductible)

  • 6 tickets to the Family Party
  • Recognition as a Butterfly Sponsor on the Family Party invitation
  • Listing for your children on the Stegosaurus Committee on the Family Party invitation

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FAMILY PACKAGE $600 ($280 is tax deductible)

  • 4 tickets to the Family Party
  • Recognition as a Family Sponsor on the Family Party invitation
  • Listing for your children on the Stegosaurus Committee on the Family Party invitation

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CONTRIBUTE

I cannot attend but would like to make a contribution to the Annual Family Party. 

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Important information

  • Please note that with the exception of Fast Passes, tickets will not be mailed in advance. Guest names will be held at the door.
  • All sales are final.
  • Under federal tax rules, donor-advised funds (DAFs) may not be used to purchase any portion of a benefit event ticket that includes taxable benefits. Please contact your tax adviser or your DAF’s supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source.
  • The Family Party will be held in accordance with the Museum’s health and safety guidelines in effect at the time of the event. For more information, please email [email protected]