Our Birthday Party Program Is Temporarily Suspended

While our structured parties aren't happening right now, you can rent a space if you'd like to simply have a home base while your group explores the Science Museum. Learn more.

Birthday Parties at the Science Museum Are Scientifically Proven Fun!  

We offer unique party experiences for children ages 5–12 that include a variety of hands-on activities and exclusive perks to accompany your unique party adventure.

Birthday Party Features

  • Free admission to all permanent Science Museum exhibitions
  • A special t-shirt for the birthday child
  • Choose hands-on activity option or add a Dome feature
  • Party train car for 1.5 hours
  • Party set up, clean up and assistance
  • Plates, cups, napkins, flatware and plastic tablecloths
  • Digital invitation cards
  • 10% discount in the gift shop for all your guests on the day of your party
Yellow Chessie System caboose

Hands-On Activity Options

Shark teeth sitting in sand
Dig into Dinosaurs

Recommended for 5-7 years olds

Step back in time and encounter the “terrible lizards” that roamed the Earth during the Jurassic period. Party guests will make a "fossil" and be a paleontologist digging for shark’s teeth.

Various foam balls painted to look like planets sitting around a big yellow ball to represent the sun
Awesome Astronomy

Recommended for 5-10 years olds.

This activity is a star gazer’s delight. Learn about what‘s out there in space while making a constellation viewer and launching straw rockets in this science fun supernova!

Hand outstretched holding blue glitter slime
Fizz, Bubble and Goop

Recommended for 7-12 years olds.

Be a chemist! Make strange, gooey substances and bubbling concoctions!

Or Book a Dome Show

In lieu of a hands-on activity, choose a Dome feature from our current schedule for your party guests! See what's playing. Recommended for all ages.

Various galaxies shown in The Dome
Jupiter shown on The Dome screen
Birthday Party Booking Details
  • Available for: Saturdays & Sundays at 12 p.m. (noon) & 3 p.m.
  • Ages: Children turning 5-12 years old
  • Venue Capacity: 15 children and 5 adults
  • Cost: $350 (For museum members $300)

Have Party Questions?

Boy playing against the air hockey robot while other children watch