Birthday Parties

Celebrate at the Sciencenter!

Birthday parties at the Sciencenter are super fun, and super easy! With dedicated staff, space, and a variety of special hands-on activities, we are all set to provide a memorable experience. You simply provide the food and drink, we’ll take care of the rest.

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
  • 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
  • Plates, utensils, cups and napkins
  • A t-shirt and crown for the birthday child
  • Reduced availability in July and August

Price:

  • $250 for members
  • $300 for non-members

Pricing is for up to 10 kids, including the birthday child ($10 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.


Available birthday party activities:

Birthday parties include your choice of one of the following activities. Each activity is an engaging, hands-on science experience each child participates in. The activity is customized to fit the age, ability and interest of each age group.

Story and Craft Time

Hear a story and make a fun science craft based on one of our themes – Animals, Dinosaurs, Sound, or Outer Space.

Ice Cream Science

Do you like strawberry, vanilla or chocolate? Create and flavor your own handmade ice cream. Science has never tasted this good!


Rocket Launch

Learn about chemical reactions, pressure, and Newton’s Laws of motion. Build and launch (indoors) an Alka-Seltzer rocket.


Gooey Putty

Learn about the building blocks of our world while getting messy as you make your very own gooey polymer craft to take home.


Mini-Golf: Available April 1 – November 30

Celebrate in our birthday room and then challenge your friends outside on our unique mini-golf course. Golf parties are available 7 days a week in July and August.


Questions and Reservations:

Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance of your preferred birthday party date. Note – the maximum number of children, including the birthday child, is 15. The maximum attendance for a birthday party, including adults, is 30 people.

For more information about birthday parties and registrations, please call Guest Relations at (607) 272-0600 ×0 or complete the following form:

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Please Note: filling out this form does not guarantee your reservation. A $50 deposit is required to complete your reservation.

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