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?, unleash their inner builder in Brick by Brick or imagine, experiment and play in Small Discoveries.
- 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.
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
Contact us for information on these add-on options:
- Catered meals or snacks — download our birthday menu options!
- Additional parking passes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.