Celebrate a Birthday at the Science Museum of Minnesota
The Science Museum is a great place to host your child's next birthday party. We have a full range of services to make your party memorable and hassle-free. Give your child a birthday experience they won't soon forget.
Create Your Birthday Package
You choose the theme! Our popular birthday party Experiences include:
Decorated private room for an hour and a half (1 hour of activities and 30 minutes social time)
Party host to lead fun and educational hands-on activities
Admission to exhibit halls
Storage for your things during your exhibit hall visit
Party Plus Package includes everything above plus:
Invitation and thank you postcards
A cake personalized for your child (1/4 sheet for 10 & 15 child parties, 1/2 sheet for 16-30 child parties)
Saturdays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Sundays at 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Note: The Science Museum does not allow any outside food or beverage. Cakes must be purchased as part of the Party Plus Package, and any additional food must be purchased as an add-on to your party.
Current Birthday Party Themes
Through February 1, 2015:
Fossil Frenzy (4-12 years old)
Explore the wild world of dinosaurs! Dig into fossils by examining dinosaur teeth and footprints. Discover what dinosaurs ate, how they lived, and what they looked like. Mix up a batch of dinosaur poop to take home and design your very own dinosaur!
Mad Scientist's Lab (4-9 years old)
Step into the laboratory of a mad scientist and conduct wacky experiments! Mix up solids and liquids to create your own bouncy balls and fizzy bath bombs. Investigate glowing "toxic waste" and launch a rocket!
Tricks of the Trade (10-12 years old)
Create show-stopping special effects like you see in the movies! Gross out your friends with edible blood and fake wounds. Learn to trick the eye with a spill prop you can take home. You'll even make alien slime!
Beginning February 7, 2015:
Color Magic (4-8 years old)
Entertain your friends with the magical properties of light. Transform it in to colorful shapes while exploring prisms and kaleidoscopes. Capture a rainbow in a jar! Create a secret message in invisible ink that can only be seen under ultraviolet rays. Play with glowing boards to see your shadow in the dark!
Journey to Space (4-12 years old)
Come celebrate your birthday as we journey to outer space! Learn the secrets of stars and the constellations they form. Propel rockets through the air and explore fast moving meteorites. You'll be ready in no time for your next astronaut adventure!
It's Electric! (9-12 years old)
Experience the physical phenomenon that has shocked scientists for centuries! Learn how to construct a circuit and design your own light-up wearables. Watch as goop dances under the power of static charge. Trap electricity in a jar to carry home!
Party activities for up to 10 kids
Includes museum admission for 10 kids and 4 adults
Party activities for 11-15 kids
Includes museum admission for 15 kids and 6 adults
Party activities for 16-30 kids
Includes museum admission for 30 kids and 12 adults
Super-sized with a larger party room and a second host
We recommend reserving four weeks before the date of your party for the best availability. We require full payment at the time of reservation and cannot hold dates without payment. Call (651) 221-4511 or email for more information and to schedule your party.
Cancellation, Transfer, and Refund Policy
Our birthday parties are very popular. No cash or credit card refunds are issued for cancelled reservations. If you need to exchange or cancel a reservation, you must call 10 business days before the program to select a new date or receive the full amount paid, including fees and add-ons, held on your account for future Science Museum education programming, including classes, camps and birthday parties.