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Special Events

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: (205) 714 – 8414
To request a party email: and a Reservations Specialist will follow up with you

Questions? Call our BIRTHDAY DEPARTMENT: (205) 714 – 8369 or email

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

* Please note that commercially or home prepared food (i.e. fast food, Lunchables, hot dogs, crock pots, fruit and vegetable trays, etc.) are not allowed at McWane birthday parties. This is a health department regulation. You are welcome to bring dry, commercially packaged foods to your party like chips and cookies. Beverages brought in must be Coke products.

Birthday Party Availability and Purchase

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Birthday Parties


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 to 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 at 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.