Birthday Parties

Ever wonder how science makes the coolest parties?

Birthday Parties at Discovery Place Science are explosive, educational and extraordinary! Kids can go nose-to-fin with cool critters, imagine with magic, get glowing with chemistry and much more. With no set up or clean up for the grown-ups, everyone can focus on having fun.

All Inclusive Pricing

Classic Party Package

Includes Museum admission for up to 20 guests (5 adults required), a Partyologist who hosts the party and manages set up and clean up, festive decorations, 1 hour in party room followed by free exploration in the Museum, lemonade and free parking for guests. (Option to add up to 10 guests at $12 per person, depending on availability. Please call for availability.)

Non-Members $235
Members $215

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.

Theme Party Package

Includes Museum admission for up to 20 guests (5 adults required), party theme including theme decorations in the party room, a Partyologist who hosts the party and manages set up and clean up, T-shirt for the birthday child, 1.5 hours in party room followed by free exploration in the Museum, lemonade and free parking for guests. (Option to add up to 3 guests at $12 per person, depending on availability. Please call for availability.)

Non-Members $315
Members $295

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.

Extreme Theme Party Package

Supersize your Theme Party with this package that includes up to 50 guests (10 adults required) and an option to add up to 10 guests at $12 per person.

Non-Members $610
Members $570

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes.

Add-on Options

Available by request (add to any party package)

Animal Meet ‘n’ Greet $40*

Get up close to a live animal and learn about its natural habitat, diet and unique adaptations. Animals are subject to availability.

*$80 to add to an Extreme Party.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream $40*

Our Partyologist conducts a super-cool experiment that results in ice cream. Choose chocolate or vanilla at the time of booking.

*$80 to add to an Extreme Party.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family $50*

Get to know Tyrannosaurus rex and his ancestors in our limited-engagement exhibition (summer 2018 only).

*$100 to add to an Extreme Party.

Cakes and Catering

Cakes, cupcakes, juice and lunch for your guests may be purchased through Discovery Place Science. To learn more or place an order, reach out to 704.372.6261, ext 300.

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One-of-a-kind Party Themes

Looking for unique birthday party ideas? Check out our themes for scientifically proven fun!

Expedition Discovery

Meet some of our animal residents and take a tour of the World Alive rainforest. Learn how animals use unique abilities, including camouflage, to survive.

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Birthday Themes K - Age 3

Superhero Science

Discover the real science behind some of your favorite superheroes. Make magnetic slime, lightning bolts and radioactive worms.

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Ages 5 & Older K - Age 5

Wizarding World

Celebrate your birthday Hogwarts style as you get sorted by the sorting hat, concoct potions, get a dark mark or lightning bolt stamp tattoo and more.

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Ages 5 & Older K - Age 5

Dino Dig

Dig in as you learn the different tools and techniques archeologists use. Then dig it as you sift for fossils and make your own!

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Birthday Themes K - Age 3

FAQs

  • What days are available for Birthday Parties?

    Birthday Parties are available seven days a week.

  • What times are available for parties?

    On Monday through Friday, parties are available at 3:00 p.m. On Saturdays, parties are available at 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. On Sundays, parties are held at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

  • How do I order lunch or a cake?

    Catering orders can be placed through Discovery Place Science. Orders must be placed at least 7 days in advance. To learn more or place an order, reach out to 704.372.6261, ext 300.

  • Can I bring my own cake?

    Yes! You are welcome to bring your own cake or cupcakes to celebrate your birthday child. All other food must be provided by Curio City Kitchen.

    Catering and cake orders can be placed through Discovery Place Science. Orders must be placed at least 7 days in advance. To learn more or place an order, reach out to 704.372.6261, ext 300.

  • Can I bring my own decorations?

    Yes. Theme party rooms are already decorated. If you would like to bring in your own decorations, feel free to bring free-standing table decorations. Please note, nothing can be taped, glued or tacked to the walls and for the safety of our visitors and resident animals, balloons are not allowed in our facility.

  • Can I bring my own entertainment?

    A party at Discovery Place Science is chock-full of hands-on activities and fun. Outside entertainment such as licensed characters, musicians or other contractors are not permitted.

  • What about parking?

    Guests can park in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck as available. Ask your guests to bring their parking vouchers into the Museum, and we will validate them.

  • What if additional people would like to attend?

    A Theme Party includes a maximum of 20 guests (5 adults required), and a Classic Party includes a maximum of 20 guests. Up to 10 additional adults may be added to either party for $12 per person, depending on the availability of our larger party room. Additional guests beyond these limits may pay regular Museum admission to join you in the Museum, but are not permitted in the party room.

  • What is your payment and cancellation policy?

    Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. Cancellations made with two week’s notice or less are non-refundable. Cancellations with more than two week’s notice are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

  • How do I book my party?

    Fill out a Party Request Form here or call us at 704.372.6261 x300 Monday - Sunday and one of our Guest Sales representatives will be happy to help you plan a special day for your birthday child. Payment in full is required to book the party and all reservations must be completed by phone.