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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. Choose a birthday package from the options below. Each child celebrating their birthday party will receive a birthday party t-shirt.

Scheduling your birthday party:

Pick a package below for your party, select a program, and even choose additional options to create the perfect birthday adventure at McWane Science Center.

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:

NEW!! Verify Party Time Availabilty and Purchase your Party Package ONLINE (no refunds given for online purchase)

Birthday Party Request:
Click here to email party requests and questions to the Reservations Department.

RESERVATIONS: (205) 714 – 8414
QUESTIONS: (205) 714 – 8369

Cancellation policy:
If you cancel a reserved birthday party two weeks prior to your party date, there is no cancellation fee. There is a 50.00 cancellation fee for any party that cancels within 2 weeks prior to the party date

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

Restrictions:

Some outside food is allowed, please contact the birthday party specialist for specifics. Balloons are not allowed in McWane Science Center

ADVENTURE PARTY

  • Up to 30 guests including adults and children
    • $250.00 (Non-Members)
    • $200.00 (Members)
  • Admission to Exhibit Halls for all guests
  • Private party room for one hour
  • Staff member to host the party
  • Free parking for all guests
  • Birthday child receives a McWane Science Center Birthday
    party T-shirt.
  • Either: ¼ sheet cake with the McWane Science Center logo, ice cream, juice boxes, snack (Choose from gold fish, chips or cookies), and paper products OR an educational hands-on program (See options below)

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE PARTY

  • Up to 30 guests including adults and children
    • $300.00 (Non-Members)
    • $250.00 (Members)
  • Admission to Exhibit Halls for all guests
  • Private party room for one hour
  • Staff member to host the party
  • Free parking for all guests
  • Birthday child receives a McWane Science Center Birthday
    party T-shirt.
  • ALL of the following: ¼ sheet cake with the McWane Science Center logo, ice cream, juice boxes, snack (Choose from gold fish, chips or cookies), and paper products and an Educational hands-on program (See options below)

McWane Express Birthday Party*

“Coinciding with “The Magic of Model Trains” exhibit here at McWane, this party will create a birthday that is on the right “track”! Join us as we uncover the fascination of this method of transportation! All aboard!”

  • *Seasonal November 22-January 11 only
  • Cost: Up charge of $25 to pay for decorations, make and take trains, and party favor
    • $325.00 (Non-Members)
    • $275.00 (Members)
  • All party perks apply
  • Birthday party person receives a conductor hat and train whistle
  • Train ride tickets for birthday guest

Snowy Science Birthday Party*

“Who doesn’t love the snow? Join us as we create our own winter wonderland by exploring the science behind each snowflake. From creating snow to building a snowman it is sure to be a fun experience!”

  • *Seasonal November 22-January 11 only
  • Cost: Up charge of $25 to pay for decorations, make and take ornament and snowflake, and party favor
    • $325.00 (Non-Members)
    • $275.00 (Members)
  • All party perks apply
Special Birthday Programs

Select one of these spectacular science programs to make your party unforgettable:

EXPLORE AND MORE AGES 2-3
We invite you and your two or three year old to play and explore in this unique birthday party designed specifically for them. Party guests will use their natural curiosity and keen sense of touch to learn more about the world around them.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES AGES 4+
Fur, scales and scutes! Meet the amazing animals that call McWane Science Center home!

OCEAN ANIMALS AGES 4+
Get an up-close look at some ocean residents and discover what it’s like to be a creature of the sea as we show you some of the more fascinating residents of the World of Water.

GROSS OUT! AGES 5+
From slime to sneezes, if your birthday boy or girl loves being grossed out then this is the party for you.

SCIENCE OF MAGIC AGES 5+
Let your inner wizard loose and join us as we look at some cool “magic tricks.’’ Is it really magic or is something more science-y behind these awesome antics?

SCIENCE OF BIRTHDAYS* AGES 5+
From baking the cake to lighting the candles and even the making the ice cream, science surrounds your birthday fun. This party includes Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream for all guests. *An additional $25 charge for the Science of Birthdays program 

Add-On Options:

You can choose any of the following options for your party for an additional fee.

  • Pizza Hut™ Personal Pan Pizzas† – $60.00 for 15 personal cheese pizzas
  • IMAX® movie tickets – $3.00 per person (plus tax)
  • 12 oz bottled water – $1.25 each
  • 8 oz Canned Coke® products – $1.00 each
  • Birthday Party T-Shirts – $5.00 each
  • Upgrade to a ½ sheet cake $20
  • Additional ¼ sheet cake $20
  • Additional guest (over the 30 guests*) – $5.00 each

*Total number of guests includes every child and adult at the party.

†Must be ordered no later than the Sunday before the party date

Celebrate Together:

McWane Science Center does allow more than one child to celebrate their birthday together at the same party.

Birthday Party Invitations:

Click here to download and customize your own large pdf invitation
Click here to download, customize, print and cut small pdf invitations