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Party Experiences 

Adult Parties - Call 816-232-8471 for availability

Murder at the Asylum

There has been a murder at the State Lunatic Asylum #2, this full museum immersive game has you hunting for clues to figure out who murdered Dr. Harlow Mills, how he was murdered and where! This full filled experience is for groups of 10 or more and can be played individually or in teams. Come see if you can figure out who dun it! 

Game play is $25 per person, with a minimum of 10 people. Discounted rates are available for groups of more than 15 on a sliding scale. Options to work with-in a budget are also available, contact Kami Jones - for more information.


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Glore After Hours 

Experience the Glore Psychiatric Museum, formerly the State Lunatic Asylum #2 with this unique, after hours, private event. Upon arrival at the Glore you will be given a short tour of the museum and then it is lights out! A Paranormal guide will lead the group on a professional investigation throughout all 4 floors of the museum and the tunnels. Book your party today!

3 hour rental is available for your option of 8PM-11PM or 9PM-12AM. Maximum of 15 people per rental. Rental price is $400 and includes a paranormal investigation guide. 

Children's Parties - For ages 5-12; $250 for two hours, Up to 20 attendees. We provide the space and activities; you provide the children and refreshments!

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Native North America

Your group will get to tour the Native American Galleries at the St. Joseph Museums and learn directly from staff about the significance of some important items in our collection. Your kids will get a presentation on the many different Native American cultures and some of the amazing baskets, pottery, and beadwork they create. Attendees will get to create a piece of beaded jewelry to take home.

Dig Day!

This party is perfect for your young learners who love dinosaurs, rocks, archaeology, or just playing in the dirt! Attendees will earn about Missouri’s Dinosaur, the Hypsibema, and play dinosaur games. They will also learn the difference between geology, archeology, and paleontology. As part of this program children get to touch geological and archaeological specimens and explore an archaeological dig pit. 

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Daring Owen Sisters

Your children will explore St. Joseph’s daring and talented Owen sisters and their adventurous and unique career paths. Mary Alicia was a writer and folklorist who recorded the stories of African slaves and Native Americans in the St. Joseph area just after the Civil War. Luella was a geologist and cave explorer who identified the Loess soil that is unique to our area and advocated for preserving the beautiful formations in Missouri’s caves. Juliette was a naturalist who studied birds and botany and created art from her research. We will practice storytelling as Mary Alicia did, look at rocks and crack open a geode as Luella would have, and sketch some birds like Juliette. This program asks children to think about what careers they might want to participate in when they grow up, and is held at the impressive and historic Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.  


– A presentation of local architecture including styles and features. Using Architecture Journals, children will do some sketching and draw a house they would like to live in! We’ll also create stained glass windows using colored tissue paper. Activities also include an Architecture Memory Game, designing floors with wooden tiles, and building with our many different building sets and oversized blocks. Your budding architects, builders, and engineers will also get to explore the 43-room Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.

Modern Black History through the Arts

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Your kids will get to explore St. Joseph’s Black History at our 3406 Frederick Avenue Black Archives Museum location. Our staff and volunteers will provide a presentation highlighting famous black musicians, poets, and visual artists. Your kids will have the opportunity to

listen music by influential black artist, including St. Joseph’s own Coleman Hawkins. They will have a creative writing experience while listening to a poem by Maya Angelou. They will also learn about quilt making and imagery in African American history and get to design their own quilt square.

Brain Science!

A fun party to learn about how your brain works and ways to keep your brain healthy. Kids examine left and right brain attributes, and gain knowledge of some amazing facts about the brain! We’ll look at a model of the brain and learn all the components and what their function is, then play a game about the parts of the brain! Finally, the kids make “brain hats” to wear and take home! Attendees get to enjoy the immersive sensory room at the Glore Psychiatric Museum.

Kid Curator

Let your kids experience being a Museum Curator for the day. They will learn what it is like working in a museum. They will get a tour of some of our exhibit and behind the scenes areas to see how we preserve our history, care for important objects, and create exhibits. Our staff will help your budding museum professionals create their own mini exhibits about their favorite subject. 

For more information or to book your Party Experience today, call  816-232-8471 or
Contact Shelly Haynes - or Kami Jones -

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