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Virtual and In-Person Birthday Parties

Schedule a Party

The Museum of Discovery offers a number of in-person or virtual party options for a birthday full of fun and discovery!

Virtual Party Package ($125 non-museum members/ $100 museum members)

This party package includes:

  • Various Invitations available via email
  • Access to a 1 hour Zoom call which will include a 30 minute presentation led by a Museum of Discovery educator & remaining 30 minutes used to ask questions about the demonstrations, singing “Happy Birthday”, watching the birthday child open presents, play a game, etc., led by the child’s guardians.
  • Birthday party feature/theme of your choice (listed below)
  • Admission for 15 screens on Zoom. There will be a $5 charge for each additional screen admitted
  • Weekday parties available upon request.

Super Power PartyGive your superhero a super party!  We’ll explore super powers such as electricity, heat resistance and lasers as well as meet some animals that have inspired super heroes.  We might even need the birthday boy or girl to save the day with the help of science! This party is recommended for ages 4-12.

Frozen Science PartyLet it go and let it snow at this party!  We’ve got the ticket to create a magical and science-filled day for your little princess or prince.  Enjoy a frozen science demo with liquid nitrogen. This party is recommended for ages 3-12.

Mad Scientist PartyDo you have your own little Mad Scientist at home? Encourage their genius with a Mad Scientist Party! Your party will be hosted by one of our own Mad Scientists who will lead your guests through a variety of exciting experiments and activities. You and your guests will have a maddening good time!  This party is recommended for ages 4-12.

Animal Adventures PartyIf you have an animal fan in the family, this is the party for them. Your party will be hosted by one of our own Animal Rescuers! From creepy and crawly to cuddly and cute your guests will meet a maximum of four animal residents of the Museum of Discovery up close and personal. There will be lots of time for pictures and games as they meet a variety of members of the animal kingdom!  This party is recommended for ages 3-12.

You Prepare:

  • Optional: Game, sing the birthday song, open gifts, etc.

Refund Policy:

  • Full amount is required at the time of booking.
  • A full refund will be issued minus $50.00 administration fee if cancellation is made 1 week prior to your party.
  • No refund will be issued should you cancel your party less than 3 days prior to the party date.
  • Rescheduled parties made one week prior to the party date will inquire a $50 administration fee.
  • Cancellations or refund requests must be submitted to Beth Nelsen by phone (501-537-3073) or email (bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org)

Please Note:

A private Zoom link will be sent with your confirmation within 3 business days of your booking.

Schedule your virtual party

Discovery Party Package ($250 non-museum members/ $225 museum members)

This party package includes:

  • Various invitations available via email
  • Private party room reserved for two hours.
  • Party host/hostess.
  • Admission for 20 guests (including birthday child, family members & adults) to the Museum of Discovery for the entire day of the party. Each family unit will socially distance at their own table.
  • Supplies: plates, napkins, utensils & Museum of Discovery decorations table coverings.
  • Souvenir Museum of Discovery cups.
  • Birthday party features/themes can be added for an additional $60 (features/themes listed below).

Feature/Theme Options:

Super Power Party — Give your superhero a super party at Museum of Discovery!  We’ll explore super powers such as electricity, heat resistance and lasers as well as meet some animals that have inspired super heroes.  We might even need the birthday boy or girl to save the day with the help of science! This party is recommended for ages 4-12.

LEGO Engineering Party — Create. Play. Build.  Does your child love LEGOs?  If so, this party is for them!  Your guests will have the opportunity to take part in exciting build challenges. From creating and testing LEGO racers to building your very own city, zoo or theme park, our staff will lead your guests through a variety of activities designed to unleash their inner engineer! This party is recommended for ages 4-12.

Frozen Science Party — Let it go and let it snow at this party!  We’ve got the ticket to create a magical and science-filled day for your little princess or prince.  Enjoy a frozen science demo with liquid nitrogen. This party is recommended for ages 3-12.

Mad Scientist Party — Do you have your own little Mad Scientist at home? Encourage their genius with a Mad Scientist Party! Your party will be hosted by one of our own Mad Scientists who will lead your guests through a variety of exciting experiments and activities. You and your guests will have a maddening good time!  This party is recommended for ages 4-12.

Animal Adventures Party — If you have an animal fan in the family, this is the party for them. Your party will be hosted by one of our own Animal Rescuers! From creepy and crawly to cuddly and cute your guests will meet a maximum of four animal residents of the Museum of Discovery up close and personal. There will be lots of time for pictures and games as they meet a variety of members of the animal kingdom!  This party is recommended for ages 3-12.

For questions, call Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or email bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org.


You Bring:

  • Birthday cake & any other beverages (coke, sprite, juice, milk, etc.)
  • Any outside food (pizza, sandwiches, chips/dip, etc.)

Refund Policy:

  • Full amount is required at the time of booking.
  • A full refund will be issued minus $100 administration fee if cancellation is made three weeks prior to your party
  • No refund will be issued should you cancel your party less than three weeks prior to the party date
  • Rescheduled parties made one week prior to the party date will include a $50 administration fee
  • Cancellations or refund requests must be submitted to Beth Nelsen by phone (501-537-3073) or email (bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org)

Please Note:

  • Please keep additional décor to table tops only
  • Please do NOT use tape, push pins or tacks to hang items on walls or cabinets
  • Please be aware of the two hour schedule. Another party may be scheduled in the same room after your party
  • You may arrive 30 minutes before the party is scheduled to begin to decorate
  • Additional party guests may NOT use a Museum Membership for admission to the party
  • Actual party room will be assigned one week prior to the party date

Schedule your in-person party

We look forward to hosting your birthday party at the Museum of Discovery!

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