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Kids & Family


Birthday Parties

Celebrate your special day in an unforgettable way! McWane Science Center has birthday parties down to a science! Enjoy a private party with all of your friends and admission to the four floors of Exhibit Halls.

Scheduling your Birthday Party

To make your RESERVATION  call: (205) 714 – 8414
To request a party email: reservations@mcwane.org and a Reservations Specialist will follow up with you

Questions? Call our BIRTHDAY DEPARTMENT: (205) 714 – 8369 or email birthday1@mcwane.org

Advanced reservations are required. Birthday parties are offered during the following times:
Saturday: 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Sunday: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00

Birthday Party Availability and Purchase

To check availability and/or purchase a birthday party, please click here

Birthday Party FAQs


Party Perks

McWane Birthday Party: $300 (Non-Member) $275 (Member)
Effective January 1, 2016

  • Birthday host and private party room for one hour
  • 1/4 Sheet Cake or 24 Mini Cupcakes (Vanilla or Chocolate)
  • Ice Cream Cups (Vanilla or Chocolate)
  • Juice Boxes
  • Snacks (Your choice of goldfish crackers, chips, or cookies)
  • Paper Products
  • All-day Admission to the Exhibit halls for 30 guests (includes children and adults)Free parking in McWane’s Parking Deck for all guests (dependent on deck availability)
  • Free McWane t-shirt for birthday honoree ($10 charge for all additional honoree t-shirts)

Add-On Options for all parties for additional fees:

  • Pizza Hut™ Personal Pan Pizzas – $60.00 for 15 cheese or pepperoni pizzas (must be ordered by the SUNDAY BEFORE the party date)
  • Birthday Sub Platter – $38 for a platter of ham or turkey subs  (must be ordered by the SUNDAY BEFORE the party date)
  • IMAX® movie tickets – $3.00 per person
  • 12 oz bottled water – $1.25 each
  • 12 oz Bottled Coke® products – $1.50 each
  • Upgrade to a ½ sheet cake – $24
  • Additional ¼ sheet cake – $24
  • Additional 12 mini-cupcakes – $12
  • Additional 24 mini-cupcakes – $24
  • Additional guest (over the 30 guests*) – $10.00 each
  • Birthday Party T-shirts — $10.00 each

*Total number of guests includes every child and adult at the party. Please note that this applies for guests 2 years and older.
**Tax will be added to each Add-On Option.

Birthday Party Invitations:
Click here to customize and download your own pdf invitation.

Limited outside food permitted. – Please contact Birthday Department (205) 714 – 8369 or birthday1@mcwane.org for specifics.
Balloons are not allowed in McWane Science Center.

Cancellation policy:
There is no cancellation fee for parties that are cancelled at least two weeks prior to the party date. Any cancellations within two weeks prior to the party require a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Full payment is required at time of booking. Prices do not include required tax.