NOTE: We are currently unable to host private parties due to COVID-19.

Have your next party at Leonardo’s Basement!

Birthday, bachelorette, bachelor, shower, retirement and

other celebrations are available for children 5+, teens and adults. Guests design and build creative engineering, technology or art projects to take home.

Our Approach

Classes and workshops at Leonardo’s Basement help students build their ideas and birthday parties are no exception. Rather than offering a list of building projects to choose from we meet with the birthday person to ask about their interests, hobbies and ideas for the party. Themes can be specifc; related to a game, book, hobby or interest OR open ended (what we call “build what YOU want”) any idea that can result in an imaginative 3-dimensional project. Each workshop session is designed to be engaging for the age and skill level of the guests. Once a project or theme has been selected we schedule an instructor to guide the experience.


Parties last two hours and are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 12:30 or 3:00 pm. (adult party times are more flexible.) The first 1.5 hours are spent building individual projects. You organize the last 30 minutes and bring all supplies for eating. Reservations are first-come, first-served and held at our south Minneapolis workshop located at 150 W 60th St (Pillsbury & 60th St).


After building, guests move to a separate eating area. We provide chairs and tables with butcher paper covering. You bring food, utensils, and decorations if you wish. You can arrive as early as 15 minutes before the party to set up and decorate.


Most parties cost $25 per guest unless extraordinary materials are required. The fee includes an instructor and materials for each student to build a project home to take home. We can accommodate groups of any size. The minimum charge is $250. No deposit is required and you pay on the day of the party with cash, check or credit card.


Contact Steve Jevning at with questions or to schedule the party. Please try to give as much time as possible to arrange your special event. Thank you for choosing Leonardo’s Basement for your next party!

Leonardo’s Basement
150 West 60th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612-824-4394

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