The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is ideal for a variety of special events. 

Weddings & Family Celebrations

Corporate Receptions & Holiday Parties

Business Meetings & Seminars

Children’s Birthday Parties

High School Proms

The unique setting for your next event.

In the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers a spectacular space for your next special event. Housed in the historic Monroe School Building, the Museum features three floors of creative, hands-on exhibits that will entertain and delight.

Originally built in 1913, this grand building was once the largest elementary school west of the Mississippi. Lovingly restored to its natural beauty and renovated to welcome a new generation of children, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix opened to the public in 2008.

The Museum is a green environment. You will find original exposed brick and ceiling rafters; hardwood floors, both restored and new; and many spaces that use green and recycled materials including a sparkling CD wall and a one-of-a-kind silverware chandelier. Our unique facility accommodates any type of gathering from formal sit-down dinners and cocktail parties to business meetings and themed birthday bashes.

Let us work with you to make your event a one-of-a-kind creation to amaze and amuse you and your guests!
Call 602.648.2747 or e-mail for more information and to schedule a tour.

First Floor

Towering three stories high, the awe-inspiring Climber creates a dazzling centerpiece for any event. This versatile space is perfect for presentations, evening receptions, dinners and dancing.

  • 2,000 to 4,000 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 200 to 400
  • Seated Capacity: 150 to 200

Floors 1 & 2 can function as a single combined space.

Second Floor

Stretching the entire length of the Museum, this space has a unique blend of historic elegance and contemporary whimsy. Meeting rooms, stunning overlooks and our brand new KIDchen branch off from this sprawling corridor. The second floor accommodates corporate meetings, dinners and receptions.

  • 2,000 to 3,500 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 200 to 350
  • Seated Capacity: 150 to 200

The Monroe

Designed specifically for special events, The Monroe is equipped with the latest wireless event technology, lighting, and access to a full catering kitchen. An abundance of natural light, exposed beams, and original hardwood floors bring a light and airy feel to the space. Other features include retractable blackout shades, a private entrance option, and guest Wi-Fi. The Monroe is perfect for weddings, daytime meetings, presentations, ceremonies, and receptions.

  • 2,700 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 200 guests
  • Seated Capacity: 200 guests

Third Floor

Home to the majority of the Museum’s interactive exhibits, this space is a delight for the young at heart. LED lighting gently changes colors creating a warm and playful atmosphere. The third floor is ideal for cocktail receptions and dinners.

  • 2,500 to 5,000 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 350 – 500
  • Seated Capacity: 120 to 140

Historic Courtyard

Between downtown skyscrapers and the majestic columns of the historic Monroe School, the beloved character of the Museum continues into this spectacular space. The Historic Courtyard is ideal for cocktail receptions, wedding ceremonies and events needing grand entrances.

  • 8,928 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 300
  • Seated Capacity: 150

East Courtyard

Complimented by a stunning three-story staircase, breathtaking floor designs and towering walls, this bricked courtyard creates a private space for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions and seated dinners.

  • 1,200 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 200
  • Seated Capacity: 125

Junior League of Phoenix Classroom

Gorgeous windows bring sunlight and warmth to this historic classroom with high ceilings and an abundance of counter-top space. This creative room offers spectacular views of downtown Phoenix and is ideal for daytime meetings.

  • 780 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 43
  • Seated Capacity: 43

Kemper-Marley Classroom

Original hardwood floors, counter top space, high ceilings and downtown views provide an excellent setting for small to mid-sized business meetings.

  • 550 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 27
  • Seated Capacity: 27

Art Studio

Exposed brick, high ceilings and large windows make this charming, eclectic and creative space ideal for small dinners and cocktail receptions.

  • 1,120 square feet
  • Cocktail Capacity: 100
  • Seated Capacity: 40

Weddings & Family Celebrations

View More: Children’s Museum of Phoenix is all about bringing families closer together so we’re a perfect place for celebrating some of the biggest family moments of all – weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Quinceañera, and family reunions. Our historic century-old building is an ideal setting for those milestone events that become part of your family’s history. Call 602-648-2747 or e-mail to schedule a tour and turn your vision of your special day into a reality.
Dan and Dawn celebrated their wedding at the Museum


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With our convenient downtown location, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is very corporate-friendly. Our historic building shines in its ability to wrap a fun contemporary event in a grand professional setting. Business casual, suit and tie, and formal attire all feel right at home here.

Call 602.648.2747 or e-mail to check available dates during busy event seasons and to receive a customized itemized estimate.

Business Meetings & Seminars

PCM_Posh_and_Playful_2014-129Tired of staring at the same four walls of your own conference room? Want to help your team tap into their creative spirit or just liven up a long day of meetings? Our meeting rooms may be just the thing you need. Rent them by the hour or by the day. Our easy-to-find location and ample free parking take away half of the barriers to going off-site. You can have refreshments or lunch catered by or visit SpoonZ Express Café on the second floor. Enjoy the cool air-conditioning indoors, or stretch your legs and get some fresh air at one of the picnic tables on our front lawn.

Call 602.648.2747 or e-mail for more information about business meetings and seminars.

High School Proms

Proms are spectacular at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, which is one of the most unique and whimsical event spaces in the Valley. We make it easy for students and faculty to plan the perfect prom with a focus on creating a memorable and positive experience for all. Our all-inclusive packages start at $10,000 for 300 students and can be customized to accommodate up to 800. Prom packages include space rental, parking, dance floor, catering, tables, linens, security guards, custodial service and more. Your school provides those things that truly make each prom unique such as the DJ, event lighting, and decorations. Each school can use the photographers they already work with.  Museum Security Staff must be used for all events and can be supplemented with Police/Resource Officers that your school typically deals with for school events.

Call 602.648.2747 or e-mail for more information about prom packages and other school-related events and to schedule a tour.

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For more information and to schedule a tour, contact our Special Events team:

Megan Tully
Special Events Manager

Prices and policies subject to change.

Catering Policy:

Daytime Events, Meetings, Birthday Parties, and Proms: All food and beverage must be purchased from Spoonz Express.

Individual Visitors: Families and field trip participants may bring in lunches for their own personal consumption during normal operating hours.

Private Evening Events: We strongly recommend using one of the Museum’s preferred catering companies. All other catering companies must be approved by the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Please contact our events team for more details.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Preferred Caterers.