Happy birthdays that are a “snap” to plan!
Snapology Birthday Parties at Hershey Gardens.
At Snapology, we provide a fun, interactive birthday celebration for your guest of honor, and an effortless, stress-free plan for you.
All you need to do is choose your theme, send the invites and show up with the cake, and we take care of ALL of the rest.
We even give each of your guests a $26 voucher, which can be applied toward another program of their choice at the Lancaster Discovery Center.
Birthday planning has never been this easy.
Questions? Check out our FAQs at the bottom of this page, or call/text us at 717-719-4154.
With 4 party formats and over 40 themes to choose from, we’re sure to make your Guest of Honor feel extra special!
Creative Build Theme Party with LEGO® Bricks
Parties with a favorite movie, game or character that will delight everyone. Themed parties include interactive, instructor-led building plus entrance to Hershey Gardens. For kids 4 yrs+.
Learn more about the included Hershey Gardens attactions
Base Price for up to 10 children + 4 adults
- Creative Themed Build using LEGO® Bricks – $400
Additional children can be added for $24/each, additional adults are $12/each (for admission to the Gardens and Butterfly Atrium)
- 90-minute party
- Snapology party host to set-up, direct activities, provide guidance for structured Lego® build, gather gifts at end of the party and clean up
- A $26 voucher which can be applied toward another program of their choice at the Lancaster Discovery Center.
- Entrance to explore Hershey Gardens & Butterfly Atrium
- Table cloths, utensils, birthday themed party products
- Snapology t-shirt for the Guest of Honor
- Digital Invitations or Printable Invitations
NOTE: Maximum capacity inside the Garden Cottage for parties (including both children and adults) is approximately 20 people. Additional seating space available outside weather permitting.
You may bring in an approved snack and individually packaged drinks, excluding soda (see list of approved snacks).
Balloons and glitter are not permitted inside Hershey Gardens and may not be brought into the party space.
Plan a total party time of 2.5 – 3 hours (90 minutes of Snapology activities, 60-90 minutes exploring the Gardens and Butterly Atrium)
Note: When you book you will pay a $100 non-refundable deposit. Balance will be calculated based on actual number of guests and due on party date.
Make your party extra-memorable by selecting from these options.
Only $6 per dozen and perfect for every party! Bring your own cupcakes and add our awsome 3D Building Block Themed toppers.
See the toppers and get the details
Don’t have time to assemble all those goodie bags? Let us take care of it for you!
Make your child’s Snapology birthday party even more unforgettable with our fantastic selection of themed goodie bags! Say goodbye to the hassle of assembling them yourself because we’ve got you covered.
Inside each bag, you’ll find an adorable egg container that holds a delightful mini building block set, perfect for stimulating creativity and imagination. Only $6.99 each.
See the goodie bag options
Snapology hosted an awesome birthday party for my 7-year old. The kids loved building a unicorn kitty and its kingdom! We had so much fun and I definitely recommend Snapology to anybody who wants to have an event where the kids stay interacting with each other.
I went with my boy/girl 4 1/2 year old twins for a birthday party today. Oh my goodness! this place is awesome! My kids had a blast as did the rest of the kids! The help...fantastic! Becka, Emily, heck all the employees were amazing! If you have kids, GO! Heck if you just like Legos, go! Loved it!
We recently held a 6th birthday part at Snapology and it was a big hit! We had a large age range and none of the kids were bored. Becka was very responsive and helpful during the planning stages, and our hosts were great during the party! My kids loved it and can't wait to go back. Thank you, Snapology!
Frequently Asked Questions
What topic or themes do you offer?
For a full list of themes, click here.
How many people can I invite?
The capacity for the Garden Cottage at Hershey Gardens is approximatly 20 people (adults and children), howevere weather permitting there is outside seating as well. The initial party fee covers up to 10 children and 4 adults. Other children can attend for an additional fee of $24 each and additional adults may attend for an additional fee of $12 each. The fee includes admission to the Gardens.
What is the party schedule?
The total party time for Hershey Gardens parties is approximently 2.5-3 hours. The Snapology party activities in the Garden Cottage are 90 minutes long, with the option to upgrade to 2-hours for an addtional fee. The time you will reserve on our website if for the Snapology activities. Plan for you and your guests to enjoy the Gardens’ amenities after the Snapology activies have concluded. Guest typically need 90 minutes to explore the Gardens and Butterfly Atrium.
- The guest of honor and his/her family arrives 15 minutes before the party begins.
- 5-10 minutes of free building while everyone arrives.
- Structured activity led by our Snapologist. Interactive games or challenges if included in the theme.
- Kids disassemble builds and return materials to bins (builds are not taken home).
- Enjoy food if brought (2-hour upgrade recommended).
- Enjoy birthday treat and sing “Happy Birthday”
- Optional: Open presents (2-hour upgrade recommended) (Please let us know before hand if you plan to open presents at the party.)
- Party attendees visit Gardens and Butterfly Atrium.
- Please plan for all your guests to depart the Graden Cottage at your scheduled time.
Can I bring my own food & drink?
You may bring a sweet treat such as a cake or cupcakes to any location where we host a party.
How long does the party last?
The Snapology activities at Hershey Gardens last 90 minutes with an option to upgrade to 2-hours for an additional fee. Hershey Gardens party attendees have an additional 60-90 minutes for a self-guided tour of the Gardens, Children’s Garden and the Butterfly Atrium after the Snapology activities end.
How far in advance do I need to reserve a spot?
We recommend that you reserve your party as far in advance as possible. Party spaces book fast.
Do the party goers get to keep what they build?
At our birthday parties, while the party goers don’t get to keep what they build, we encourage parents to capture the fun-filled moments with plenty of pictures.
Our carefully curated kits include unique and traditional bricks, as well as electronic components for motorized themes. These kits allow your child and their guests to create extraordinary, creative builds and even working machines or functioning robots, depending on the chosen theme.
Unfortunately, due to the high cost of the kits, ranging from $100 to $250 per kit depending on the theme, we cannot send the building projects home.
However, we offer goodie bags with mini building block sets as an optional add-on, so you can still send the kids home with a special gift to continue their building adventures.
Do Snapology parties appeal to children of all ages?
One of the best things about Snapology is its wide appeal to children of all ages. We host parties for children from 4 years old to 14 years old. (Parents of all ages love them too!)
What extras do you offer?
We offer cupcake toppers and goodie bags for parties at the Hershey Gardens location. Click here to see all the details.