Indoor Birthday Parties in Des Moines

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Indoor Birthday Parties in Des Moines, Iowa

I have updated AND added some more awesome indoor birthday party ideas! Check out the list below. If I am missing somewhere, feel free to let me know!


Animal Rescue League: Animal filled fun, face painting, plush toy for each guest!

Blank Park Zoo: Party Room, Ice Cream, 2 Interactions with Animals

Arts & Crafts

Build-A-Bear: Create a Stuffed Animal and Play Games

Glazed Expressions: Paint Pottery with friends

JoAnne Fabrics (Ankeny Location): Crafts and Treat Decorating

Make it Artfull: Enjoy fun arts and crafts!

Michaels Craft Stores: Crafts and fun for everyone!

The Knotty Nail: The Knotty Nail offers some fun led workshops. Get creative.


Creme Cupcake: Decorate cupcakes and eat cake!

Botanical Gardens

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: Take a tour through the Botanical Garden!

Reiman Gardens: Party amongst the flowers and butterflies!


Val Lanes: Bowling fun for the kids.

Warrior Lanes: Bowling, party room, and fun!


Chuck E. Cheese: Games, pizza and entertainment.

Game on Iowa: A huge bus of games comes to you.

Game Truck: Video game parties.

The Old School Arcade: Play some fun, old-school arcade games.


Glow Golf: Glow in the dark mini-golf.

Gymnastics, Tumbling, Climbing & Dancing

Chow’s Gymnastics: Party Room, Structured Gymnastics Instruction

Climb Iowa: Climbing, party room and more.

Grace Ballet: Princesses, Dancing, Games, cakes and more.

Infinity Gymnastics: Open gym and fun birthday parties.

Lifetime Fitness: Member or not, lots of fun themes to choose from.

Mid Iowa Gymnastics: Burn off some energy playing on the fun gymnastics equipment and doing activities.

Sapphire Gymnastics: Cake, ice cream, games & activities

Triad Gymnastics: Fun gymnastic activities.

Uplift Fitness Studio: Dancing and fun! Or you can rent studio space and do your own thing.

Jumping & Playground

Backyard Adventures: Playsets, Party Room

Get Air Des Moines: Jump, pizza, goodie bags and more.

Hop-A-Lot Rentals Indoors: Now you can enjoy the fun inflatables indoors. Different party packages available.

Kids Ninja Warrior Gym: 2 hours of fun in the state of the art Warrior Gym.

Monkey Joe’s: Inflatables, Pizza

The Playground for Kids: Inflatables, Party Room, Pizza

Pump It Up: Inflatables, Party Room, Food

Rainbow of Iowa: Playsets, Play Houses, Basketball Goals, Party Room

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park: Jumping on Trampolines, Pizza. Take a look at our fun experience.

Local Community Centers

Giovannetti Shelter – Urbandale

Grimes Community Center

Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge – WDM 

Valley Community Center: They have a gym and open play area. You can rent the center on the weekends.

Windsor Heights Community Center


Century Jordan Creek Movie Theatre: Watch your favorite movie. Check out their pa][kages!

Flix Brewhouse: Take the kids to a fun family movie and have some yummy pizza!

Musical Fun

Pied Piper Studios: Musical celebrations that are designed for children ages 1-5 years of age

Songs & Signs, LLC: Songs, finger play, parachute and more!

Science & Experiments

Des Moines Children’s Museum: Birthday packages include admission and more!

The Science Center: Party Room, Hands-On Activities, Admission into Science Center.


Skate North: Roller Skating, Pizza, Games

Skate West: Roller Skating, pizza, pop and more

Metro Ice Sports: Ice skating time, pizza and soft drink

Des Moines Buccaneers: Hockey, ice skating, Zamboni ride and more!


Ohana Sports Complex: Food, drink, and inflatables

Dojo’s Family Martial Arts: Play games, break boards and act like your favorite superhero!

Seven Oaks: Enjoy skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. Not indoors, but perfect for the Winter birthday!

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park: Ski or snowboard, snow tubing, pizza, and drinks! Not indoors, but perfect for the Winter birthday!

Superheroes & Princesses

Fairytale Friends: Princess Parties that come to you. Games, activities, magic, and memories.

Little Princess Parties: Welcome a princess into your home.

Party With A Hero: Invite your favorite superhero to celebrate with you.

Royalty & Me: Invite your favorite princess to celebrate! Several different packages available.

Shear Madness: Diva and Superhero parties with a karaoke machine and more.

Stacey’s: Have a princess party with hair, nails, and make-up done. Fun crafts too.

Storybook Adventures: Invite a princess or hero to attend your party. Lots of packages offered.

Swimming Fun

Adventureland Inn: Pools, Hotel Suite, Pizza

Ramada Tropics Resort: Water Park, Hotel Room, Pizza


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

10 thoughts on “Indoor Birthday Parties in Des Moines

  1. Avatar Sarah A Plum says:

    My son wants to have a birthday party at our house and Bricks 4 kids no longer does parties at houses. Can you recommend people that come to your house and do projects, sports, act, entertain etc.?

  2. Sarah –

    That’s such a bummer about Bricks 4 Kids! 🙁 Thank you for letting me know. I went ahead and updated that. Game on Iowa comes to your house! I would recommend checking them out.

  3. I own a business that does indoor birthday parties for kids. How do we go about getting listed on your site?

  4. Hi my sons favorite would be the sleepy hollow sports park it even had a bunch of summer and winter stuff

  5. Trail Point at DMACC ankeny campus has a swim party package as well as Easter Seals’s of Iowa In their newly remodeled indoor heated rec Pool.

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  7. It doesn’t look like there is a Mad Science in Iowa anymore.

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