5 Best Places for a Kid’s Birthday Party in New Mexico!

New Mexico provides an abundance of cool and creative spaces to host your child’s next birthday celebration. Each of these great spots offers a fun-filled experience, from bowling alleys, to children’s museums, to ninja parks! Here are the 5 best places to celebrate your kid’s birthday in New Mexico. 

Gal-A-Bowl, Gallup, NM

This is a great venue for a kid’s birthday party. Where else can you encourage kids to knock things over by rolling a ball down a lane as hard as they can? This bowling alley has been setting up pins in town since 1959, and is still locally run and family owned. There are four different options for parties. With each you get two games plus a choice of food. It’s a bring your own cake and ice cream place. Parties can only be booked on Saturday and Sunday. Minimum age is six.

The Party Room, Farmington, NM

Avoid the birthday party set-up hassle by letting the folks here do it all for you. At the end of the celebration you just get to walk away with the leftover cake! You get two hours in the party room, plus an appearance from a special character like Peppa Pig, Elmo, a princess or dinosaur, as well as a goodie bag, access to one free activity and entry into the birthday box registry for special offers. There are educational activities throughout for hands-on fun, too.

Explora, Albuquerque, NM

Science, technology, engineering, art or math at a birthday party? Absolutely. Choose a party to suit the age of your child. Children ages two to six have fun with colors, concoctions, mirrors and pinwheels. Ages seven and up experiment with electricity, liquid nitrogen, kaleidoscopes and plastic. Any birthday party package includes access to a private room, an educational activity, face painting, wristbands for all day Explora admission and staff to help. You just bring the food and non-alcoholic drinks. Lots of learning, lots of fun.

Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Imagine all the possibilities for fun at a two-hour private birthday party—the museum is yours and only yours— in a place that has 35 interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a dress-up area, puppet theater, magnetic building tables and an acre-and-a-half of outdoor garden space. That’s one option on a day the museum is closed. You can also rent the party room during regular business hours for a few hours, and still get access to the all of the museum’s exhibits. In both packages the birthday boy or girl is King or Queen for the day and gets a very special throne seat. 

Eagle Ridge Gymnastics, Rio Rancho, NM

Score a perfect 10 with a birthday party at this gymnastics studio. Two trained teachers will help party-goers for one hour with a variety of activities including bouncing on the trampoline, rope climbing, swinging on the uneven bars, running an obstacle course, tumbling and parachuting. All you have to bring is the cake. Parties can only be booked on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

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