Birthday Party FAQs


Some of my guests have Louisiana Children's Discovery Center memberships. Do I still have to include them in the total number of guests?

Yes. You will be charged for all children over one-year old and adults that attend the party regardless of membership status. Children under one are free.


Do I have to pay for extra guests who don’t show up?

No. We only charge for the number of people that actually attend the party.


Can I bring in outside food or cake?

Yes. Please see our party packages.


When can the party guests play in the museum?

Party guests can play in the museum during regular hours. Party guests are welcome to meet and play before their reserved time in the party room. However, party guests will not be admitted to the party room until the party host announces your party.


Can I schedule a party outside of the available time listed?

Unfortunately, no. Due to museum hours and staff scheduling, party times are not flexible.


How do I change the time and or date of the party?

To make changes to your reservation, please call (985) 340-9150.


What if I have to cancel my party?

If you cancel your party, you will be given the option to transfer your party to another date. Your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel less than three days before the party, you will be responsible for the cost of any food ordered.


Where do we check in?

Birthday party check-in happens at the front desk.


What time should the birthday party family arrive?

You should arrive at least 15 minutes before guests arrive or before the party is scheduled to begin to greet your guests as they arrive.


Where should my guests park?

Parking is available in the parking lot located next to the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center or along the street or parking malls near the railroad track.


Can guests be dropped off or picked up?

Museum staff cannot receive or watch children.


Can I hire an outside entertainer like a clown or face painter?

Yes. However, if you hire outside entertainment please let us know.


What is the role of the Party Host?

Every party comes with a Party Host to help with set up and clean up. Your host will also collect all presents, leftover food, and any other supplies you wish to take home. The Party host is not in the room for the entire party, but will regularly check in to ensure the party is running smoothly and on time. While the host is there to help, please remember that we always defer to the parent for behavior correction, timing, etc.