Celebrate Birthdays at The Discovery Center

The Discovery Center offers birthday party packages to fit any budget. Packages include unlimited museum time for guests and a party room for one hour. Each invited child can bring one parent. However, if the parent brings uninvited siblings they must pay museum admission for them.

Goodie Bag Suggestions
Are you tired of putting together goodie bags? We have a suggestion for you! Instead of making up goodie bags for each guest give them two or three dollars to spend in our gift shop. Our gift shop is full of fun and educational toys. Many of our toys are priced below two dollars so that no child should have a problem finding something to spark their interest.

Museum Birthday Slumber Parties
Are you looking for the ultimate birthday party? Spend a night here at the museum! Your evening will include facilitated Discovery Center fun from a theme that you choose, breakfast in the morning, and lots of play time in our museum just for you. Choose from our fun, kid tested themes or bring your own fun. You provide the kids and we provide the fun! Bring your own birthday cake or cupcakes to celebrate.
To book a party, contact our front desk at 773-8661 ext. 201

Night in the Museum Slumber Parties

  • $35 per child with a minimum of 20 children and a maximum of 40 children.
  • Offered for children aged 6- 13.
  • Party hours are between 6pm and 8:30am – chose your start and end times.
  • Continental breakfast and generic party supplies are included. You bring your own party food and any themed decorations to celebrate.
  • One adult for every five children is required to spend the night.
  • Participants bring their own bedding.
  • Choose one of the following birthday activities or bring your own.
    • Mad Scientists: Get on your lab coat for some science fun. Learn why things pop, fizz, bubble, and change color with our fun science experiments. It’s learning and fun all in one!
    • Spa Fun: It’s a night of girlie fun. We'll relax with face masks and soothing music and learn a fantastic new technique for nail painting - water marbling!
    • Star Lab: We'll hunker down in our planetarium for a tour of the cosmos and hear some popular Native American constellation myths.

If you don’t see a theme that suits your fancy, call our Front Desk (607-773-8661 ext. 201 to see what other themes may be available.

Slumber Party Tip: Bring a DVD movie to watch in our theater and we’ll make popcorn! It’s a great way to get kids to settle down for the night…they can snuggle into their sleeping bags to watch.

Need a little help? Let us know when making your reservation! We can provide an attendant to assist you while you are in the party room for just $15.

Birthday Party Tips

  • We recommend making your reservations several weeks in advance. Don’t be disappointed – book early!
  • Bring candles, matches, a knife, an ice cream scoop and a bag to carry home gifts. There is a refrigerator/freezer available if you wish to bring perishable items like an ice cream cake.
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