Birthday Parties at the Museum Are Scientifically Proven Fun!

We will begin offering birthday parties again starting June 19! Please note that birthday party capacity is 20 guests and food and drinks will be enjoyed outside.

We offer unique party experiences for children ages 3 – 13 that include a variety of hands-on activities and exclusive perks to accompany your unique party adventure.

Birthday Party Features

  • Admission to all Science Center exhibits
  • Ability to add a Dome show to your visit
  • Party invitations
  • Party space outside for food and drinks
  • Party set up and clean up assistance
  • 10% discount in the gift shop for all your guests on the day of your party
  • A special t-shirt for the birthday child

Birthday Party Pricing

  • $99 for members and $125 for non-members
  • Add a film to your birthday party package for only $2 per person!


  • Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2 p.m.

Call 434.791.5160, ext. 203 to book your party today!

Hands-On Activity Options - Currently Unavailable

Birthday Bubbles

Recommended for ages 3–7

Enjoy bubble tricks and games. Learn how bubbles get their shapes and colors, join us as we create giant bubbles, and blow some of your own as we experiment with bubble solutions.

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Recommended for ages 3–7

Explore the wonderful and fascinating world of butterflies. Make a butterfly to take home.

Matter Magic

Recommended for ages 5–11

Learn the different states and properties of matter as you experiment with different substances to create your own slime and oobleck!

Rocket Power

Recommended for ages 6–13

Become a rocket scientist as you learn about aerodynamics and gravity. Create your own paper rocket and watch them blast off!

Or Book a Dome Show

In lieu of a hands-on activity, choose a Dome feature from our current schedule for your party guests!. Recommended for all ages.

Good place to let the kids have a hands-on learning experience!

Robin R.

Loved it. Everyone enjoyed the trains and the butterflies!

John B.

Super great place with a lot to do for all ages!!!

Belinda P.


To book your party, please call 434.791.5160, ext. 203.

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