Private Playdate

Mary’s Garden and Ella’s Art Studio Are Open for Play!

Whether it’s your child’s birthday or just a group playdate, make it WONDER-full!

With exclusive access to the entire museum for just you and your guests, your time at the Children’s Museum will surely be unforgettable.

Private Play Date at the Children's Museum of Sonoma County

Reserve all open areas of the Museum exclusively for you and your guests for two hours of fun! Private Playdates may be reserved for the following dates and times:


Please inquire about availability


4:15 pm


4:15 pm


Playdate for up to 20 people (Kids + Adults) – $400

Playdate for up to 30 people (Kids + Adults) – $580

Playdate for up to 40 people (Kids + Adults) – $760

Questions?  Email [email protected]

NOTE: If you are a school, childcare, or camp, please reach out to [email protected] for Group Visit inquiries.


  • Exclusive access to all open areas of the museum for just you and your guests (museum closed to the public)
  • Shaded picnic area
  • Current museum members receive 10% off! Not a member? Join today!

Private Playdate FAQs

Private Playdate Policies

General Party Policies

  • Payment-in-full is required at time of booking.
  • Access in and out of the museum is limited to the front entrance only.
  • A picnic area is available if you wish to bring food and/or drinks.  The host is responsible for providing all food and drinks.
  • Food and drinks must remain in the picnic area only.
  • Please do not bring alcohol, drinks in glass bottles, or foods containing peanuts.
  • Outside entertainers, performers, vendors, or live animals are not permitted.
  • Face masks are required for adults and children age three (3) and up inside Museum.
  • Please do not arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. The Museum must be reset prior to your party’s arrival. If guests arrive before 4:15pm, they will be allowed in our outside areas but not in our indoor spaces.


  • Please limit all decorations to the picnic area only. Please bring your own tablecloths, napkins, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, etc.
  • The Museum strives to be environmentally conscious. Please assist us by being mindful of this when considering what decorations to bring.
  • Please do not bring ANY balloons, inflatables, piñatas, glitter, or confetti onto the premises.
  • Please do not bring any decorations that must be hung, taped, or otherwise attached to Museum property

Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

  • For cancellations more than 7 days before the playdate: you will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • For cancellations with 7 or fewer days before the playdate: you will receive a refund of 50%.
  • Requests to reschedule will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • In the event that the Children’s Museum should have to cancel a reservation for unforeseen circumstances, you will be issued a full refund or may choose to reschedule on an alternate available date.
  • Cancellations due to forecasted rain are subject to the policies listed above. If the host chooses to move forward with a party in the rain, a 10′ x 10′ canopy can be provided.

If you are interested in hosting a party during regular operating hours check out Picnic Table Parties.


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