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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 24 guests (including birthday child and parents), where your guests can catch science in action in When Things Get Moving, explore Iowa's native habitats in What On Earth?, discover out-of-this-world science in Why the Sky?, discover their inner builder in Brick by Brick or imagine, experiment and play in Small Discovieries.
  • Two hours in a private party room to enjoy opening presents, having treats and other birthday fun
  • Decorations in your choice of theme: LEGO® or CRAZY CHEMISTRY!
  • Prime seating in a public live science program of your choice
  • Three free parking passes to the SCI parking ramp
  • Customizable SCI birthday invitations for print and digital distribution
  • A small gift from SCI

Planning Your Party

SCI Birthday Parties are recommended for children ages 4 to 12 and may be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays:

  • Saturdays at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30-2:30 pm or 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Sundays at 12:30-2:30 pm or 3:00-5:00 pm

Party pricing includes amenities listed above, including SCI admission for up to 24 guests.

  • SCI Member: $250
  • Non-member: $275

Additional guests are $5 per person.

Email us to book your party!

Other Party Options

Star Theater Movie Party
Watch one of your favorite films on the planetarium dome! Star Theater Movie Parties include amenities listed above, including SCI admission for up to 24 guests, and are offered on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays from 4:30-7:00 pm. You must provide the movie of your choice in DVD format at least a week prior to your party.

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

Basic Birthday Party
We provide the party room, admission to SCI and parking passes... You bring the decorations! (optional)

  • SCI Member: $200
  • Non-member: $225

Add-Ons
Contact us for information on these 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.

Email us to book your party!

Birthday Party FAQs

Please Note:

  • SCI Birthday Parties are available for explorers turning ages 4 to 12.
  • All parties should be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance; three weeks for themed parties.
  • All catering except the cake must be purchased from SCI's Food Chain Cafe.
  • No candles, helium balloons or tape on walls.

Questions?
Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.