Do you need ideas for your child's next party? Not interested in hosting all their friends at your house? Good news! There are plenty of great locations around Fort Wayne, Indiana for you to celebrate your child's next birthday.

These unique party locations add a fun twist to any birthday, and in most cases the venue IS the entertainment!

Science Central Exterior in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Host a Birthday Party in Fort Wayne, Indiana

1. Science Central

You choose a theme, science experiment, and invite the friends. Science Central will take care of the sweet treats - including ice cream made in front of your party using liquid nitrogen - and the educational fun! You have access to the "party room" for 3 hours but the price for the party includes admission to the museum for the entire day.

Cost: Party packages vary. Learn more at

2. Bounce Mania and Ice Skating at the SportOne Parkview Icehouse

A party at the Icehouse lets you have an awesome skating party. Guests can go skating, and food and decor is included. This is a great option for the hockey enthusiasts or for those that want something different than a typical party.

Cost: $299 with add-ons available.

Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground - Fort Wayne, Indiana

3. Park Party

Perfect for outdoor activities and kids who enjoy being active. There are many city parks that offer pavilions, splash pads, playgrounds and wide open spaces for you to enjoy. Keep in mind that you won't have the park to yourself so there is no guarantee you will have tables to use. (Send someone early!) All Ages.

4. SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse

Encourage that energy with a party at the Fieldhouse. These package allow you to rent a court, or get an all-inclusive package to play a variety of sports and have fun!

For the sports enthusiasts, you have the option to play basketball, volleyball, futsal, dodgeball, pickleball, or kickball. With all of these options, you are sure to find a sport that interests most guests!

Cost: $100-$300 depending on the package you choose. For more information on the details of the package, check out the Fieldhouse website.

Crazy Pinz Entertainment Center - Fort Wayne, IN

5. Crazy Pinz

Another great venue option for a fantastic party is at Crazy Pinz, where you can go bowling, ride go-karts, climb, jump, and play a round of mini-golf!

If you want to have a party at Crazy Pinz you have the option of choosing from a variation of packages that range from a bowling party to the ultimate party. All packages include a party area, a birthday hostess, a soda for each guest, and money for arcade games! At Crazy Pinz, there are endless opportunities for fun with their: bowling lanes, laser tag facility, bumper cars, mini-golf course, and a water park of foam balls! 

Cost: Varies. Ages 3+ up. For more information on the details of the party packages, check out the Crazy Pinz website.

6. TinCaps Baseball Game

A party at at TinCaps game is an experience I can personally say is great fun. I celebrated my 30th birthday at a game, even throwing out a first pitch!

Cost: $175 includes 10 game tickets, 10 concession vouchers, 10 Sweetwater Fun Zone vouchers, 12 cupcakes, first pitch for the birthday person and an autographed team ball. Additional packages are available, as well as non-seasonal options.

Inside Lazer X

7. Lazer X

Enjoy an hour and a half in the Birthday Party room plus two Laser X games, $4.00 in arcade tokens per person, drinks, prizes, and more. Your birthday star will also receive a VIP Pass!

Cost: Starting at $17.95/person plus any food and beverage you purchase. Ages 10+ up.

9. Gymnastics Party

Area gyms will allow you to host a party complete with gymnastics instruction for your child and their friends. This is a great idea if you have a child interested or enrolled in a gymnastics program. Check out More Than Gymnastics or Summit Academy for details and costs. Ages 2+ up.

10. Paintball Plex

Located just north of Fort Wayne on US 3 in LaOtto, the Paintball Plex offers year-round birthday fun. The cost of the party depends on the package, but includes up to one hour of play, equipment and paintballs.

Cost: Starting at $25 for up to 8 players plus any food and beverage you purchase.

11. T.A.G. Art Company

Make magical memories at the T.A.G. Art Company's fun farm, which features a storybook world set on 25 acres. Party settings include the alien spaceship, "The Little Old Lady's" shoe, and the Fun Farm castle. With each playhouse having at least 100 square feet of usable space, and additional space is available outside of the playhouse for tents! 

T.A.G art can also bring the fun to your event with balloon art, face painting, and costumed characters. Learn more at

12. Swimming Celebration

Take your celebration to the Carroll High School Natatorium, where your little fishy and friends can swim for the day away. What a great idea all year round!

Cost: $95 for up to 30 guests

13. Country Kitchen SweetArt

For the kids who love to be in the kitchen and enjoy the sweet rewards of their work, check out birthday parties at Country Kitchen. Each student will make a painted chocolate sucker, decorate a cookie and a jumbo cupcake. Parents can relax and enjoy the party while their staff takes care of all the class preparation and cleanup. Party includes invitations, cake with an edible image, place setting, 60 minute class plus additional 60 minutes of classroom use.

Cost: Private parties start at $225.

14. Roller Dome

It doesn't get more classic Fort Wayne than the Roller Dome. Make new memories by hosting your child's next birthday at a place where nostalgia reigns. Parties are for at least 10 people for two hours time and include admission, skate rental, reserved table, balloons, soda, light stick for the birthday person, and invites. You can also add ice cream, hot dogs or pizza and more beverages.

Cost: $129.

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15. Sky Zone

Elevate your next birthday party at Sky Zone. Choose from premade birthday packages, add in upgrades, or personalize your party.

All packages include 2 and a half hour party experience, 90 minutes of jump time, access to the Foam Zone & SkySlam, Skysocks for each jumper, one hour in the private party room after your jump time, and more.

Various packages are available, some are dependent are days. The cost ranges from $270 - $390.

16. Combat Ops

Have a blast at this battle-themed entertainment center that has something for everyone! Choose your favorite activity, laser tag, nerf-style tag, gellyball, or a combination, for an epic birthday party adventure. If you book an EPIC Mission-based Laser Tag, Nerf-style Tag, or Dual Combat Party, it includes a party room & a $15 player card for each guest that can be used for the arcade, mini-bowling, laser maze, and outdoor mini golf. The guest of honor also receives a custom dog tag and swag pack!

Cost: Party packages vary. Learn more at

17. Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Everyone loves to visit the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and having a birthday party there will create an unforgettable experience for kids and adults alike! Choose your favorite theme: a Bamboo Forest, Reef, or Rain Forest Birthday Party. All packages included general admission tickets to the zoo for up to 15 guests, a birthday gift from the zoo, activities, decorations, and cupcakes!

Cost: Party Packages vary. Learn more at

18. Komets Hockey

If your little one loves hockey, host your next party at a Fort Wayne Komet hockey game! Packages start at 10 tickets that are located in either the Lower of Upper Arena and can be adjusted to accommodate your party size. Each package includes game night programs, souvenir stand gift certificates, a team autographed item, a Happy Birthday Greeting on the scoreboard, and more!

Cost: Party packages start at $270.

Here's to your next birthday party in Fort Wayne. Happy Celebrating!

19. Powerup Action Park

This adventure-filled destination offers an action-packed day perfect for adrenaline seekers! Rain or shine, this 40,000 square foot indoor adventure park provides all the space you need to host your next party at any time of the year. Their party packages include a party room, food, drinks, supplies, a party host, and cleanup! You can choose from packages that offer a range of activities, from arcade games to bowling, and, of course, access to their action park attractions!

Cost: $200-$399. Learn more at

This post was originally published in September 2011 and has been updated.