Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next birthday while fostering their interest in science and the natural world!

Each party lasts two (2) hours and includes Museum admission for up to 50 guests (max 24 children) during and after the party. Whether you are celebrating another year for a would-be superhero, party animal, or princess, the Museum offers versatile packages that will make your next child’s birthday as special as they are.

Birthday Packages & Pricing

Standard Birthday Party Includes

  • Exclusive wristbands for party-goers to ensure entrance to and from the party area.
  • FREE admission for all paid party participants (good for day of the party only). Admission does not include Dome shows; tickets may be purchased at Guest Services.
  • A private party room for you and your guests.

Add-On Program Options

  • 30 Minute Guided Program: Offers a trained, professional party presenter who will present fun, hands-on programming that corresponds with your selected program. (See options below.)
  • Birthday Party Kit: Themed, self-guided activity kits can be rented for the duration of your party.

Standard Party Pricing (for a party of up to 24 children; does NOT include fees for additional programs or themed kits)

  • Member: $200
  • Non-Members: $300 (includes the required annual membership for the renting family)

Food & Refreshments 

Parents are welcome to bring outside food, snacks, cake, and beverages without paying an outside catering fee. Cassano's Pizza is available for $12/1-topping pizza.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for specific birthday party packages for the listed member/non-members prices.

Want to learn more? Fill out our Rentals Inquiry Form to begin the process today!

Packages and Kits (Add-On Programs)

From aspiring pirates and spa princesses to curious toddlers, we have theme parties that are suited for your child’s age and interests. Parties are booked by age group to ensure a celebration full of age appropriate activities.

30 Minute Themed Programs

All guided birthday party programs last approximately 30 minutes and feature a trained presenter. Cost: $100

Animal Exploration (All Ages)
Be a party animal! Get up close to several of the resident animals at the museum in a private animal show. Guests will receive a 30-minute animal show with 5 animals from our live animals department.

Planetarium Show (Ages 4+)
3, 2, 1 lift off! Explore outer space in a private planetarium show for you and your guests. Choose a 30-minute private planetarium show, to be scheduled at a time designated for your party. This package is for ages 4 and up.

Mad Scientist (Ages 4+)
Practice your best mad scientist laugh! Are you intrigued by messy and fun concoctions? In this party, you’ll enjoy a private science theater show and then dive into a fun, hands-on experiment in the classroom as you become a mad scientist. Guests will receive a science theater show that will last approximately 15 minutes and then move to our experiment room (Edison) for one flashy activity: alka-seltzer rockets, slime, or dry ice bubbles! This package is for ages 4 and up.

Grossology (Ages 4+)
Do you want to have the coolest and grossest party around? You and your friends will get to gross each other out with several experiments sure to turn your stomach. Guests will spend 30 minutes in the Edison classroom for 3-4 gross activities: diaper dissection, snot slime, burps/farts (alka-seltzer rockets), fake blood. This package is for ages 4 and up.

SuperKID (Ages 4+)
What’s that? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your birthday party! In this party package, your guests will enjoy a private superhero themed science theater show and then perform their own feats of heroism with an especially heroic activity. Guests will receive a science theater show that will last approximately 15 minutes and then move to our experiment room (Edison) for one flashy activity: Kryptonite slime, Arc Reactor (Luminol), Snow Powers (Poly Snow). This package is for ages 4 and up.

Star Wars (Ages 4+)
Is your young freedom fighter ready to join the Rebel resistance? Search high and low through the museum for clues left by your rebel comrades to defeat the Empire’s insidious plot. Enjoy a Star Wars theme Science On a Sphere show and blow up the Death Star. Finally, return triumphant for a Star Wars activity. Guests will go on a “rebel spy mission” (i.e. scavenger hunt) to help find clues that will ensure the destruction of the Death Star. These clues will lead them to SOS where they will get a short show, including blowing up the Death Star. Then the guests will be led to Edison for a Star Wars themed activity: Lightsaber glow (luminol), galaxy slime, frozen in carbonite (melt baking soda dough with vinegar). This package is for ages 4 and up.

Spa Science (Ages 7+)
Explore the science behind pampering yourself! In this party package your guests will participate in several activities all about different spa treatments. Guests will spend 30 minutes in the Edison classroom for 3-4 spa science-based activities: Make glycerin soap, dissect a flower, make bath bombs, make bee’s wax candles. This package is for ages 7 and up.

Birthday Party Kit*

Want to add a little fun to your two-hour party, but don't want to book one of our 30 minute live programs? Consider adding a themed activity kit to the schedule! Cost: $30

Toddler Sensory Kit (Infant - Age 3)
This kit is built for our youngest birthday guests in mind. It contains a set of sensory activities perfect for ages infant to age 3. These activities will focus on fine motor skills, color identification, magnetism, and sense of touch through the use of sensory tubes with different materials (some magnetic), touch balloons, light color mixing, and pom pom transfer.

LEGO Bin Rental (Ages 4+)
Do your kids love Legos? Give your kids free time to build with a gigantic bin of Legos! Build instructions for unique creations are included! Includes a large bin of Legos, build instructions, and a tarp. Available for parties with children ages 4 and older.

Gigantic Building Block (Ages 6+)
Take your building materials up a notch with our set of large blue blocks. Build towers, castles, houses, whatever you can imagine using the large blocks kept in the education lobby. This set will be available for use only at the back of Bieser in a taped off area to avoid damaging the TVs. This gigantic building block rental is for ages 6 and up.

*Note: Guests are responsible for cleaning up these self-guide kits after use.

Birthday Party Days & Times

  • Saturdays: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Please be advised that certain dates are unavailable due to Museum special events. Please plan to arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your party start time.

Museum hours: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday noon – 5:00 p.m.

How to Schedule

Birthday parties must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. A contract for your party date, time and complete policies/guidelines will be provided upon party booking. The contract must be signed and returned immediately with payment in full to secure your date on the calendar and complete the booking. Visa, Mastercard, personal check or cash accepted. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cancellations one (1) month prior to scheduled party date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations three (3) weeks prior to scheduled party date will receive a 75% refund.  Cancellations within two (2) weeks prior to scheduled party date will not receive a refund.

For more information or to schedule a birthday party, please contact the Museum at 937-275-7431 ext. 113 or rentals@BoonshoftMuseum.org

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