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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.


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.