• 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!

Birthday Parties

Book Your Party Today!

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

Cost:

Now until September 3rd, take $25 off your entire party!

We have two party packages to meet all your birthday party needs! 

  • Standard party package was $225 for members is now reduced to $200 and was $300 for non-members is now reduced to $275, this includes up to 15 guests (includes both children and adults).
  • Need to add more people? Our upgraded package allows you to invite up to an additional 15 guests (includes both children and adults) for just $100 more.

Each Birthday Party includes a hands-on activity run by your Birthday Party host.  

Slime:

Each child makes a bag of slime to take home from a glue and borax solution!

Lava Lamp:

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.

Volcano:

Mold a volcano out of flour and salt, then watch it "erupt" with baking soda and vinegar! This is not a take-home activity, but is easy to recreate at home!

Miniature Rocket:

Make a simple rocket from a film canister and alka-seltzer, then launch it to the ceiling! This is not a take-home activity, but is easy to recreate at home! This activity is best-suited for those ages six and older.

The Party Package Includes:

  • A 2½-hour party
  • E-Invitations (paper invitation available upon request)
  • Guided visit through the Museum
  • All paper goods, plates, cups, utensils and napkins
  • A hands-on activity
  • 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. Refrigerator and freezer are available upon request.
  • Decorations

Other Information:

  • 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. 
  • 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 and schedule of the party’s events.

Have more questions? Call us at (734)995-5439 or fill out our Contact Us Form.

Visit Us

734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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Admission:
$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months