Birthday Parties

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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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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:

  • $325 for members
  • $400 for non-members

Our party package includes up to 15 children and 20 adults. We can accommodate up to 5 additional children for $10 per child. Fee for extra children will be charged on the day of your party.

The birthday child, hosting parents, and all babies 0-23 months are free and do not count against your package.

 

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. 
  • Full payment is due when you book your party.
  • 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.

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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