Children's Birthday Parties
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a maximum number of children that can participate in the art activity?
The Corcoran can accommodate a maximum of 15 birthday participants to maintain the quality of the experience. To ensure that there are enough supplies for all children please provide an estimate of how many children will attend a week before the party date.
Can younger siblings attend the party?
Yes, however they may only participate in the art activity if they are at least 5 years old and are counted among the 15 participating children. Younger siblings who are only observing will need to be chaperoned by a parent at all times.
Is there parking available?
The birthday family receives one parking space to park in the Corcoran’s parking lot, accessible on the E Street side of the building. For birthday participants there is metered street parking available and free on weekends. Nearby parking garages are also available.
Is the Corcoran accessible by Metro?
Yes, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 Seventeenth Street NW, between E Street and New York Avenue, one block from the White House [map]. The Metro stations closest to the Corcoran are Farragut West on the Orange and Blue Lines (exit at Eighteenth Street and walk east for one block and south for five blocks) and Farragut North on the Red Line (exit at K Street and walk south for six blocks).
What decorations are not allowed?
The following items are not allowed under any circumstances: piñatas, helium balloons, confetti, glitter, and other decorations that are smaller than two inches in diameter. Decorations must be confined to the party room and are not allowed to hang from the ceiling.
How many and what size table coverings do we need?
There are nine 3 x 6 ft. rectangular tables available. Each table seats eight guests comfortably. Tables can be rearranged to fit your party’s size and needs.
What are the dimensions of the party room?
The party room is approximately 16 x 20ft. If you would like to view the party room prior to the day of the party, please contact Meghan Fritz, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, at (202) 639-1805 or email@example.com.
Can we order pizza or bring food for the party?
No, pizza and other outside foods, desserts, and beverages are not allowed in the Corcoran unless arranged through the Corcoran’s on-site vendor, Todd Gray's Muse at the Corcoran.
Do you have a catering service?
Yes, please view the On the Fly® Birthday Party Menu available online at .
Can we bring alcohol for the adults?
No, alcohol is not allowed for any children’s birthday party at the Corcoran.
How early can we start decorating the party room?
The party room can be accessed 30 minutes prior to the start time of the party. Please use the E Street entrance, which has a ramp for handicap access and wheeled carts.
Any additional questions?
If you have any other questions or concerns, contact Joanna Anderson, Senior Manager of Youth and Family Programs, at (202) 639-1725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.