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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.

Scheduling your birthday party:

Select a package below for your party, select a program and/or refreshments, and then you may 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
  • During Winter break, Spring break, and Summer -weekday parties available. Call Cathy Moore at 714-8368 for more information.
Birthday Party Availability and Purchase:

Verify Party Time Availability and Purchase your Party Package ONLINE (no refunds given for online purchase). Program choices may not be available at your desired time. Someone will contact you if your choice is not available.

Birthday Party Online Request:
Click here to email the Reservations Department.

To make your RESERVATION by phone call: (205) 714 – 8414
Questions? Call our BIRTHDAY DEPARTMENT: (205) 714 – 8369

Party Perks

All Birthday packages include:

  • All-day Admission to the Exhibit halls for 30 guests (includes children and adults)
  • Private party room and birthday host for one hour
  • Free parking for all guests (if they park in our deck)
  • Free McWane t-shirt for birthday honoree

ADVENTURE PARTY

  • Up to 30 guests including adults and children
    • $250.00 (Non-Members)
    • $200.00 (Members)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Programs for Adventure or Ultimate Adventure birthdays:

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 this age group. Party guests will use their natural curiosity and keen sense of touch to learn more about the world around them.

ANIMAL ADVENTURES AGES: all ages

Fur, scales and cute faces! Meet the amazing animals that call McWane Science Center home!

OCEAN ANIMALS AGES: all ages

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 our aquarium. Depending on availability, animals may include horseshoe crab, sea urchin, tulip snail and hermit crab.

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

Seasonal Winter Birthday Parties

(November 22-January 11th)
The seasonal parties include refreshments and program for up to 30 guests.

McWane Express Birthday Party Ages: 4+

Coinciding with “The Magic of Model Trains” exhibit here at McWane Science Center, 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!

    • $325.00 (Non-Members)
    • $275.00 (Members)
  • All party perks apply 
  • Birthday honoree receives a conductor hat and train whistle
  • Train ride tickets for each birthday guest
  • Train themed cake
Snowy Science Birthday Party Ages: 3+

Who doesn’t love the snow? Join us as we create our own winter wonderland by exploring the science behind snow and snowflakes. From making your own snow, making a snow globe, to dressing a snowman, it will surely be a fun experience!

    • $325.00 (Non-Members)
    • $275.00 (Members)
  • All party perks apply
  • Make your own snow
  • Create your own snow globe
  • Snow themed cake

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.)
  • IMAX® movie tickets – $3.00 per person (plus tax)
  • 12 oz bottled water – $1.25 each
  • 8 oz Canned Coke® products – $1.00 each
  • Additional Birthday Party T-Shirts – $5.00 each
  • Upgrade to a ½ sheet cake – $21
  • Additional ¼ sheet cake – $21
  • Additional guest (over the 30 guests*) – $5.00 each

*Total number of guests includes every child and adult at the 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
Restrictions:

Some outside food is allowed. Balloons are not allowed in McWane Science Center. Please contact Birthday Department (205) 714 – 8369 for specifics.
Cancellation policy:

There is no cancelation 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.