Party at SCI for your birthday!

Experience the Celebrate-Like-A-Scientist Solution!

Celebrate Like A Scientist! SCI’s hands-on exhibits, special-format theaters and unique programming make birthday parties an unforgettable experience for children ages 4-12.

Available Birthday Party times:

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 & 3:00 pm

SCI Birthday Parties include: 

  • Admission to SCI's dynamic experience platforms for up to 20 guests (Additional guests are $5 per person; limit does not include the birthday child or birthday child's parents)
  • A private party room pre-set with tablecloths, plates, cups and silverware where you can enjoy opening presents, having treats and other birthday fun
  • Three free parking passes to the SCI parking ramp
  • Setup and teardown of party room handled by SCI
  • Printable birthday invitations

Party Pricing

  • SCI Member - $200
  • Non-member - $225 
  • Themed party - additional $50

Pricing is for up to 20 guests. Additional guests are $5 per person.

Themed Parties

Customize your party with an Astronomy, Dinosaur or Crazy Chemistry theme, which include themed decorations and priority seating at a live science program relevant to your theme! Themed parties are an additional $50 and must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Star Theater Birthday Parties include

  • Private movie of your choice in SCI’s Star Theater for up to 20 guests (does not include birthday child or birthday child’s parents)
  • Admission to SCI’s experience platforms
  • Three free parking passes to the SCI parking ramp
  • Setup and teardown of party room handled by SCI
  • Printable birthday invitations

Please note: Star Theater Birthday Parties are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4:30-7:00 pm, excluding the first and second Friday of each month.

Star Theater Party Pricing

  • SCI Member - $350
  • Non-member - $400

Add-On Options

Book your party!

SCI Birthday Parties are easy to plan and unforgettable for guests. To book your birthday party, contact the Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222 or email sales@sciowa.org.

Birthday Party FAQs

SCI Birthday Parties are available for explorers turning ages 4 to 12. All parties should be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance. SCI members receive discounted rates!

 

Fine Print:

  • All catering except the cake must be purchased from SCI's Food Chain Cafe
  • Additional guests beyond the 20 limit are $5 per person
  • No candles, helium balloons or tape on walls