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Party Themes

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Celebrate! Art Parties and Science Celebrations are available for children’s parties with children of all ages or a group of adults celebrating a special occasion. A fun and festive two hour party will be designed around the chosen theme and presented in the Junior Center’s party room over-looking beautiful Lake Merritt. Art Parties or special occasion gatherings for adults can be designed and scheduled for evening hours also!

Cost for a 2 hour party:

  • $350 fee (up to 14 children)
  • 12$ for each additional child

All Birthday party and special events can be scheduled Saturday or Sunday between 10:30am-2pm.


Party guests will create their own crowns, wands and hand-made jewelry in this fun, fanciful party. The birthday princess will create her own, special crown as she celebrates with guests.  Special stories and games


Guests will make and launch their own rockets.  Fun experiments will also be a part of this amazing science celebration.


Guests will learn about a variety of robots and build their own robot using recycled objects and low melt glue guns. Go Green Machines!


Guests will meet and learn about the habitats, special features and adaptive behaviors of two or more members of the Junior Center Animal Ambassador Program. Presentations are followed by a hands-on art project emphasizing the party theme.


Guests will create a painting in the style of a famous artist. Over 15 different artist themes are available including Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud, and Vincent Van Gogh. Fun facts about the featured artist and painting techniques will be shared with the group as they work on their paintings. We now offer Painting Parties for adults!

Under the Sea

Guests will learn about the different creatures that live under the sea. They will design their own 3-D creature.

Guests participate in:

a hands-on project
cake and gift time

Junior Center provides:

a project instructor
all project materials


The Family provides:

the cake and refreshments
all items related to serving the cake and refreshments