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    Host your child's next birthday party at Glen Echo Park! Art Parties, Glen Echo Park Aquarium packages, children's theater packages, and other fun options! Birthday party catering is available for any party from Praline at Glen Echo Park. Reserve your party today!

    Due to COVID-19, the Glen Echo Park Partnership's art party program is suspended indefinitely, but other artist cooperators in the park may be able to accommodate parties! Check it out below.

    Aquarium Parties

    Glen Echo Park Aquarium LogoMake aquatic exploration part of your next birthday party! GEPA hosts birthday parties with the exciting themes below, or we'll help you plan your own. Parties are available for ages 3 and up and include a guided tour of the Aquarium Exhibits and Touch Tank, a themed craft activity, and use of a Glen Echo Park classroom for refreshments. Contact the Aquarium at Info@GEPAquarium.org, through our website (www.GEPAquarium.org) or call  703-464-4763 to book your next birthday party.

    • Under the Sea - A birthday theme for those who love all life in the ocean. A variety of live animals will be presented to you and your guests. Create a paper crab or build an ocean scene.
    • Mermaid Princess - The magical world of mermaids will delight your birthday child and guests. Make your own mermaid or merman figure.
    • Pirate Bonanza - Arrr matey, thar be treasure to be found and critters to explore! Learn how to talk like a pirate. Climb aboard the SS GEPA and sail the seven seas. Create a pirate hat.
    • Sharks! - Celebrate your child’s birthday while you sink your teeth into the fascinating world of sharks! See a living shark and learn all about these misunderstood creatures. Make a paper shark mouth or a model shark tooth necklace.(Real shark teeth available for ages 10+.)
    • Dolphin Party - Learn about dolphins, the playful geniuses of the sea and discover secrets of these fun-loving marine mammals. Make a dolphin craft.

    Available Saturdays at 10am or 4 pm; Sundays at 10 am or 4 pm; and by appointment.

    TO BOOK YOUR PARTY, email info@GEPAquarium.org

    Theater Parties

    Birthday Parties at Adventure Theatre
    Have your child's Birthday Party at Adventure Theatre MTC! See a show with your family and friends to celebrate your child's special day!

    TO BOOK YOUR PARTY, Click Here 

    Birthday Parties at the Puppet Co.
    Looking for an exciting and entertaining way to celebrate your child's next birthday? Consider a Party Room Package at the Puppet Co. Playhouse! Packages include tickets to a performance and use of a party room.

    TO BOOK YOU PARTY, email info@thepuppetco.org

    Create Your Own Party!

    Dentzel Carousel

    Have a birthday party in the picnic grove or rent one of our classrooms and treat your guests to a ride on the historic Glen Echo Park Carousel. It's one of the Washington area's true treasures!

    Picnic Area

    Picnic tables are available to groups of 30 people or less on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Classroom Rentals

    Rent one of our regular or double-size classrooms and decorate it with your own theme! Then treat your guests to a ride on the carousel or tickets to a show at Adventure Theatre MTC or the Puppet Co.

    TO BOOK A CLASSROOM BIRTHDAY PARTY, email birthdayparties@glenechopark.org

    Logo of Praline Baker and Restaurant

    Birthday Party Catering Available Now from Pralines at Glen Echo Park!