Marin Birthday Party Guide - Party Entertainers & Activities

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Birthday Party at the Bay Area Discovery MuseumBirthdays at the Bay Area Discovery Museum have been voted Best Kid’s Party in Marin three years in a row. All birthdays offer plenty of party time in one of their private rooms, plus unlimited fun for your guests throughout the Museum. Go all out with a Birthday Bonanza in one of 11 themes, from Rock & Roll Dance Party to Jungle Animal Extravaganza, let the Museum help with a Birthday Blast, or just rent a room and bring all your own goodies. For more information, call the Birthday Party Coordinator at (415) 339-3972 or go online at

Bay Area Discovery Museum
East Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-3900

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Mika's Drumming Magic

Drum party with Mika's Drumming MagicMika's Drumming Magic brings excitement and life to birthday parties or any special occasion!

Mika provides instruments and excellent facilitation for groups of all ages. Events are paced in a way that is fun and accessible to people of all ages. Mika draws on skills that he has developed over 15 years facilitating drum groups for schools, workshops, private and corporate clients. Even participants who consider themselves non-musical are amazed with what they, and the group create together.

Instruments can be made available for groups of up to 200 people. Sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours. A 45 minute session will work well for almost any event. Drum parties can occur indoors and outdoors and don't require special permits since the drums are not amplified. Drum Party activities include: Drumming with modified buckets with sticks, playing with conga, African djembe and frame drums, and playing shakers. Many groups also end up singing and dancing in addition to drumming together. Call for a free estimate. Mika (415) 482-1610.

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Music Together of Marin

Musical Birthday Parties,
Come to Music Together of Marin's beautiful San Anselmo studio located in downtown San Anselmo or our Corte Madera studio near Madera Park. Parties include 45 minutes of musical fun and time for the rest of the party afterwards. Contact Beth for more infomation:

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Art for Me-Mobile Art Parties For Kids

Party at your place--we travel to you. Art parties is 1 hour of art private instruction at your event with all materials included. Children will be enriched by their art experience and artwork will be cherished by parents! Fee:$200 up to 8 guests; $20 each guest thereafter-Custom theme art party add ($40). Contact:  or call (415) 328-3052.

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Art is Happening

Celebrate your child's birthday creatively with a unique art party in San Anselmo. Most typically, three to eight artists (depending on the medium employed, more may be accommodated) meet for three hours (the duration can be altered in respect for younger artists) to work in a medium of the birthday child's choice. For more info, call 415-456-4602.

Please make reservations well in advance.
Available projects include:

* tie-dye t-shirts and other clothing
* painted silk scarfs
* watercolor paintings
* marbled paper stationary
* decorated ceramic tiles

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Benny & Bebe's Magic Circus

European clowning, magic, mime and puppetry for the entire family. "Bay City Best", San Francisco Chronicle.

Party & Picnic Packages
Comedy Magic & Clown Shows, Puppet Shows:

We can be Magicians, Wizards, Clowns or Pirates, with our fanciful magic and zany theatrical comedy act
Tricksy the magical dove
collapsing chair, surprise camera
balloon and water magic
child floating in air
audience participation for the entire family
Puppet shows with wonderful hand puppets and puppet stage

Live accordion music
introduction with magic
puppet show (birthday theme can be woven into the show)
visual interactive magic


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Cake Art Supplies Birthday Parties

Hold your child’s next birthday at Cake Art Supplies kitchen.  They have several party themes or they can customize a party for your child based on your party theme.  Please call them to discuss the possibilities! 
Cake Art Supplies
1512 5th Avenue, 
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 456-7773

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California Academy of Sciences

Birthday parties at the Academy are held on Saturdays and Sundays, and availability is extremely limited. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Parties include 2-hour use of a private decorated room, light refreshments, cupcakes, juice and milk, dedicated staff, crafts and activities, a tour (including behind-the-scenes), a special gift from the Academy for the birthday child, and more.

$75 per child; 10 child minimum, 20 child maximum. Adult chaperones complimentary (up to 40 people total). Visit their website for more information.

Call (800) 794-7576 or email to schedule a party.

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Classroom Safari

Classroom Safari is an educational outreach program that specializes in bringing the wild to your home for birthday parties. They have a large variety of animals in our educational programs including: Clouded Leopards, Servals, Genet, Ferrets, Hedgehogs, Sugar Gliders, Fennec Foxes, Spiders, Lizards and Reptiles of all kinds.

Call Bonnie Cromwell
(707) 762-6944

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Clowns 4 Less

Magic, balloon animals, games and face painting. All clowns are trained by Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns. Ideal for birthday children of ages 1 to 7 years old. They do perform in Marin.

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