Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at SCI

Celebrate like a scientist on your next birthday at the Science Center of Iowa!

SCI Birthday Parties include:

  • SCI admission for up to 30 attendees (adults and children), where your guests can explore Iowa's native habitats in What On Earth?, unleash their inner builder in Brick by Brick and more!
  • 90 minutes in a private party space to enjoy opening presents, having treats and other birthday fun
  • Basic decorations: table cloths provided in SCI colors (purple/lime green/white) and tableware (plates, cups, napkins and forks)
  • Reserved seating in a public live science program of your choice and a special birthday "shout out" by the presenter 
  • Three free parking passes to the SCI parking ramp
  • A small gift from SCI for the birthday child
  • Access to SCI for all attendees until close at 4:00 PM

Please Note:

  • SCI Birthday Parties are recommended for children turning ages 6–12.
  • No candles, helium balloons or tape on walls.
  • Due to limited booking opportunities, please submit a request 4–6 weeks in advance.

Planning Your Party

SCI Birthday Parties are recommended for children ages 612 and may be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays:

  • Saturdays at 9:3011:30 am or 1:303:30 pm
  • Sundays at 12:302:30 pm

Party pricing includes amenities listed above, including SCI admission for up to 30 attendees.

Pricing starts at: 

  • SCI Member: $275
  • Non-member: $300

Birthday Party Information

Book Your Party

SCI Birthday Parties are easy to plan and unforgettable for guests. To book your birthday party, contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 211 or email sales@sciowa.org.

Birthday Party Request Form

Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 211.