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.

Birthday parties can be scheduled on Saturdays at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm and on Sundays at 1:00 pm and 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 silverwhere 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 a space, dinosaur or Crazy Chemistry theme, which include decorations and an SCI program by a member of our Programs Team! Themed parties are an additional $50.

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

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