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Celebrate Your Birthday With the Sciencenter!

The Birthday Party


  • $175 for members
  • $200 for non-members

Pricing is for up to 10 kids, including the birthday child ($9 per additional child, up to a maximum of 15 children total). The maximum attendance for a party, including adults, is 30 people.

A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking.

Sciencenter Birthday Parties include:

  • 1.5 hour use of a private, decorated room with a Sciencenter staff host
  • Museum admission for the day for birthday invitees and adult chaperones
  • A 20-minute science activity presented by a Sciencenter staff host. Each activity is a cool, hands-on science experience each child participates in. The activity is customized to fit the age, ability and interest of each age group.
  • A party favor bag for each child, which includes a mini-science kit
  • 15 Sciencenter birthday invitations
  • A balloon for each child and a bunch of 5 balloons for the birthday child
  • Compostable cups, napkins, plates and utensils
  • A t-shirt and crown for the birthday child
  • Optional birthday party registry at Sciencenter Take-Out, the Museum Store
Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance of your preferred birthday party date.

Note - the maximum of children, including the birthday child, is 15. The maximum attendance for a birthday party, including adults, is 30 people.

Choose from one of the following activity options

  • Preschool Story Time (ages 2 through 4)
    Hear a story and make a fun science craft based on one of several themes, including Animals, Nature, Dinosaurs, and Outer Space.

  • Frogs and Toads (ages 3 and up)
    Learn about the frogs and toads living at the Sciencenter, explore the differences between these common amphibians, and play a bug catching game.

  • Snakes are Cool! (ages 3 and up)
    Learn about the various snakes that live at the Sciencenter and the unique qualities of reptiles, and make a snake to take home.

  • Science of Sound (ages 4 and up)
    Learn about the science of sound through demonstrations and create one of a variety of noisemakers.

  • Ice Cream Science (ages 5 and up)
    Do you like strawberry, vanilla or chocolate? Create and flavor your own handmade ice cream. Science has never tasted this good!

  • Polymer Party (ages 5 and up)
    Learn about the building blocks of our world and make your very own polymer craft to take home.
      Choose from one of two activities:
    • Gooey Putty – Get messy while synthesizing your own stretchy, gooey putty
    • Shrinking Plastic – Design and watch your thermoplastic creations shrink, warp and flatten before your very eyes.

  • Rocket Launch (ages 6 and up)
    Launch a rocket and learn about chemical reactions, pressure, and Newton's Laws of Motion.

  • Paper Airplanes (ages 6 and up)
    Master the aerodynamic forces at work while you fold, fly and modify your own paper airplane.

  • Mini-Golf (Opens July 4, seasonal)
    Challenge your friends to a round of mini-golf on the Sciencenter's NEW 18-hole course.


For more information about birthday parties at the Sciencenter, please call Guest Relations at 607.272.0600. Please note: reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance of your preferred birthday party date, as we have a limited number of party slots on the weekends.