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  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

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    Discover a unique, dynamic opportunity that will delight guests at your next function. The Museum is available after hours for receptions, award dinners, corporate meetings, client appreciation, bar and bat mitzvah, birthdays, holiday parties and more for up to 300 people. The Museum’s exhibit areas are open for guests to explore. 

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Lava Lamp Party Activity (ages 5+)

Birthday Party with Lava Lamp Activity (ages 5+)

What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on lava lamp activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

Reserve Your Party Date Today!

Fill out the Birthday Party Reservation Form and submit it online.

Your reservation is guaranteed only after full payment is received. Parties can be booked up to 3 months in advance. Spaces fill up quickly!

You will receive a confirmation packet in the mail after your payment is received. This will include a confirmation letter, schedule of the party’s events and your invitations.

Birthday parties are available on weekends only. Make your reservation early—space is limited and dates fill up quickly.
Saturday 10:00am to 12:30pm or 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm to 3:30pm

You may arrive up to 30 minutes before the start of your party to set up and decorate. Parties need to end promptly so rooms can be ready for the next group. Certain dates may be unavailable due to holidays or the scheduling of other Museum programs.

Cost

$275*
$200 for Museum members

*Become a member and reserve your party today to receive the discounted price.

The Party Package Includes

  • A 2½-hour party for up to 15 children and up to 20 adults
  • 15 invitations
  • Guided visit through the Museum
  • All paper goods, plates, cups, utensils and napkins
  • A hands-on lava lamp activity: make a non-electric lava lamp out of water, oil, food coloring, and alka-seltzer to take home! This activity is best for those ages five and older.
  • Discovery goody bag for each child
  • Exclusive use of a Birthday Party Room for the Birthday Party plus ½-hour additional set up time
  • A Party Host who will assist you in party set up, stay with you throughout the party and lead the hands-on activity
  • Special present for the birthday child

You Provide

  • Birthday cake
  • Your own food and/or beverages*
  • Decorations

*Refrigerator and freezer are available upon request.

 

Lava Lamp Party Activity (ages 5+)

Birthday Parties

Family

150 minutes

K-2nd, 3-5th

20

Birthday