Birthday Parties 

Masks are no longer required to enter Indy Parks buildings, but they are still encouraged regardless of vaccination status. Park staff are continuing to sanitize common areas, and park visitors are encouraged to continue practice social distancing where appropriate.

You and your party guests will get two hours of rental time in one of our art rooms where you will get to explore a hands-on art activity led by one of our family of professional teaching artists.

All rentals, including birthday parties and field trips, are currently offered on a limited basis due to insufficient staff. Please contact us for more information.


What is a birthday party at the GPAC?

  • 2 hours of rental time.

  • 1 hour with an instructor for a facilitated art activity with all needed materials.

  • 2 - 6’ banquet tables and chairs for any refreshments you may choose to provide. Additional tables may be requested. 

  • Currently birthday party rentals are available on Saturdays in the mornings and afternoons. Evenings can be accommodated, but an extra fee for staff time may apply. Please call for hours and availability.

What is included?

Pricing, Payment and Cancellations:

  • Birthday packages are $150 for a 2- hour party. Pricing includes materials for up to 10 guests and the birthday child is free.  A fee of $5 will be added for each additional guest, with a maximum of 16. Number of guests must be confirmed 2 weeks in advance when full payment is due. If unsure of count, host will be charged for 16 guests.   

  • A $50 payment is required to reserve your party. The remaining balance must be paid in full 2 weeks prior to the party.

  • Parties cannot be booked less than 2-weeks in advance. No exceptions. 

  • Cancellations: Parties cancelled more than 2 days in advance will receive a refund minus a $20 fee. Fees paid for parties cancelled less than 2 days in advance are non-refundable.

Refreshments and Decorations

  • Party hosts are responsible for providing refreshments. If you wish to have food delivered, a member of the party must wait at the lobby entrance for the delivery.

  • All decorations and tableware must be provided by the party host.  Please no glitter or confetti!

Party Host Responsibilities

  • Host may arrive up to an hour prior to your scheduled party time to decorate the room. You must arrive no less than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled party time to greet your guests. Tables and chairs will be provided; however, party hosts must set up and break down.

  • Art activity starts promptly at designated time. NOTE: GPAC staff is bringing activity to your room; chairs and tables must be pre-set by party host. GPAC staff is not responsible for setting up or breaking down tables and chairs.

  • A minimum of 2 adults must be present in the room at all times to supervise preschool, youth and teen parties. Please note that the building will be open to the public, and negative behavior must be immediately addressed by adults in charge.

  • Children 12 and under must stay in the room with the party guests or be escorted by an adult through the building for safety reasons.

  • The party host is responsible for conducting additional games and activities, if desired. GPAC staff is responsible for facilitating the chosen art activity only. Guests are only permitted to have activities in assigned rooms.

  • The party host is responsible for cleaning up at the end of the party from refreshments, games, gift opening, décor, etc. GPAC staff is responsible for cleaning up after the chosen art activity only. We will provide trash cans and liners.

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Art Project Examples

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For more details, download our Birthday Party Guide.

Does the birthday person have a special project interest? Contact us to see if we can accommodate!

For more information, contact: or (317) 327-7077