Booking your party

  1. Call 905-305-5970 to schedule an appointment (Parties should be booked 4 weeks in advance to secure your desired date.)
  2. Select your party package.
  3. Full payment is required to secure your reservation.

Important Booking Terms and Conditions:

  • The fee includes the use of the Party Room for 2.5 hours with two program staff.
  • Use of the refrigerator/freezer and the A/V equipment in the party room.
  • Parents/Guardians may arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the start of the party and must depart promptly at the end of the allotted time.
  • The party room can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests - 20 children, including the birthday child, and 20 adults, including the birthday child’s parents. *Hand Building Pottery Birthdays have a maximum of 20 participants in the pottery studio. Wheel Throwing Pottery Birthdays have a maximum of 16 participants in the pottery studio.
  • Food is not provided by the Museum, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and refreshments or to order food to the Museum.
  • Please ensure that plates, clips, napkins, and utensils are compostable or recyclable and that all garbage, recycling, and green bin waste is disposed of in the designated areas as Markham Museum is a zero waste facility.
  • Parents/guardians may wish to bring in their own themed décor. Please no confetti, sparklers, or piñatas. A birthday party sign and a welcome sign will be posted outside of the building to help direct your guests.
  • You may also purchase 20 Markham Museum birthday party invitations for $15. Each invitation includes a Family Admission Pass for a future visit. (Non refundable)

Payment/Cancellation

Full payment is required at the time of booking. We accept cash, cheque, interact or credit card. For cancellation information, see below:

If you submit a written or verbal request to cancel at least five (5) business days before the start of the birthday party you will receive a full refund.

If you submit a written or verbal request to cancel less than  five (5) business days before the start of the birthday party you will be refunded for 50% of the total cost.

If you submit a written or verbal request to cancel on the day of the birthday, you will be charged in full for the party.

Please feel free to email museuminfo@markham.ca or call 905-305-5970.

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