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Top Places for Children’s Birthday Parties in State College

If you’re looking for a family-friendly, accommodating venue to hold your child’s birthday party, HappyValley.com knows just the right places! 

PSU All Sports Museum

Host your child’s birthday party at the Penn State University All-Sports Museum, and witness the athletic history of the Nittany Lions! The museum honors the achievements of the persevering male and female athletes of the university, past and present. Learn about those who are responsible for building the intercollegiate athletic reputation of the State College community! The Museum will provide pizza, soda, popcorn, pretzels, a PSU themed birthday cake, and will entertain through planned party activities. The museum is located at the South West corner of Beaver Stadium, and the party hours are available Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Prices, contact information and other details can be found here.

Northland Bowl

Check out Northland Bowl for a fun-filled birthday celebration. This venue offers 1 or 2-hour party options, including refreshments, food, a gift for the birthday boy/girl, and your choice of cake. A party coordinator will handle the rest, while the adults get to sit back and relax! Northland Bowl is located at 1521 Martin Street in State College. More details can be found on their website.

PSU Ice Rink 

Enjoy an activity filled birthday party at the Penn State Ice Pavilion. This indoor rink would be a great place to host a special birthday celebration, and would definitely keep the kids busy! The rink is located on campus at Hastings Road in University Park. For more information about prices, rentals, hours, and other party details, visit their website.

State Theatre

Interested in doing something a little different for your child’s birthday this year? Rent the State Theatre for the day and have them play your child’s favorite movie on the 31-foot screen, with quality state-of-the-art sound and all of their friends! Catering is available at an additional cost, and the Theatre offers a room-set up for a post-movie reception. The State Theatre is located at 130 West College Avenue in State College. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Penn Skates

Host your child’s birthday this year at Penn Skates Roller Rink and Family Fun Center! They offer Standard, Deluxe, and Glow party packages during public skating sessions, or private skating parties. Each party is customizable based on music and games as per your child’s request. They also offer special offers if you want to upgrade the party, and you can even turn the event into a fund-raiser! The venue is located at High Tech Road in State College. Visit their website to get more information and fill out their party request form at the bottom of the page.

What a Blast Extreme Laser Tag

Book your child’s birthday party this year at What-A-Blast Extreme Laser tag, voted “The best amusement place in State College since 2008.” This venue is fun for girls and boys of all ages over 6, and can be reserved for 1 or 2 hours at a time. They can hold parties up to 35 people, and feature a state-of-the-art laser tag arena with black lights, ramps, mazes, stairs and mirrors! The location is conveniently in downtown State College at 111 Sowers Street. For more information, visit their website.

Discovery Space

Discovery Space in State College is the perfect place to have your child's birthday party! Bring your kids and their friends to this interactive science museum designed to stimulate curiosity and spark their imagination. They offer unique exhibits like the Beaver lodge and the Nest, and special birthday projects can be done in their studio. Everyone can have some fun with the hands-on entertainment at Discovery Space, so visit their website or give them a call at (814) 234-0200