Birthday Parties

Schedule your birthday party at the Sciencenter today!

The Sciencenter is a great place for a birthday party! Enjoy a fun space with so many hands-on exhibits to explore!

Birthday Parties Include:

  • 1.5 hour use of a private room
  • Museum admission for the day (for up to 20 attendees, including the birthday child)

Base Price:

$250 for members
$300 for non-members

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

Birthday Party Add-Ons:

Each Add-On is $50. There is no additional member discount on Add-Ons.

  • Party Favors: Paper crown and one Sciencenter t-shirt for the birthday child, and up to 10 party favor bags
  • Animal Encounter (only available on select Saturdays, see details below)

Animal Encounter Information:
For an especially memorable birthday experience, book a private reptile encounter for your party! A 20-minute encounter includes:

  • Up-close interaction with two or more teaching animals from the grouping of your choice (choose from lizards, snakes or turtles)*
  • A Q&A session with one of our Animal Keepers
  • Plenty of photo opportunities!

*The $50.00 fee for this add-on helps to support the Sciencenter’s live exhibits.

Questions and Reservations:

Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance of your preferred birthday party date. The base price ($250 for members, $300 for non-members) covers up to 20 attendees, including the birthday child. Additional guests will be $10 each. ** Note: the maximum attendance for a birthday party is 40 people (including adults).

Decorations & Party Supplies Permitted

You are welcome to bring your own decorations and/or activities. If you plan to hang anything from the walls, we require you to use painter’s tape only.

Items that are NOT permitted include: glitter, confetti, piñatas, and alcohol.

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

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


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Sciencenter 601 1st Street Ithaca, NY 14850
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  • Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Friday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

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