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Birthday Parties

Schedule a Party

With our private party rooms, wonderful party hosts, and awesome experiments, you can make your child’s party an experience to remember!

Whether your child is an animal-lover or is more of the mad scientist type, we have got you covered! Our dedicated team of educators, wonderful exhibits, and awesome floor demonstrations makes your child’s next birthday party as wonderful as it is Instagram-worthy!


Your party includes a private party room for two hours, paper goods, and the personalized attention of one of our specially trained party hosts. Take time to see all of what the museum has to offer while you and up to 30 guests enjoy free admission all day including all of the museum’s live shows, and our brand new two-story climber! 

Our standard party rooms only accommodate up to 30 at a time. Need a party larger than that? No problem! You have the ability to book our combined party room for an XL party that can accommodate up to 60 guests! 

DIY Discovery Party 

  • Use of one of our private party rooms for two hours
  • All-Day Admission and access to the museum’s exhibits, floor shows, and two-story climber for up to 30 total guests (includes family). No exceptions
  • 30 Museum of Discovery Souvenir Cups
  • Plasticware, Plates, and Napkins
  • Party Host
  • Email Invitations

XL Party 

Need to accommodate more people? No sweat! Let’s make things easier for you with our largest room!

  • Use of our largest private party room for two hours
  • All-Day Admission and access to the museum’s exhibits, floor shows, and two-story climber for up to 60 total guests
  • 60 Museum of Discovery Souvenir Cups
  • Plasticware, Plates, and Napkins
  • 2 Party Hosts
  • Email Invitations

XL parties cannot be booked online. Please contact Beth Nelsen by phone 501-537-3073 or email 

Themed Parties:

Make your little one’s special day truly something to remember with these awesome package addons. Each theme is added to one of the packages above and will add one of our talented educators performing an unforgettable experience for you and all of your guests to enjoy. Themed parties are recommended for children 4 and older. 

  • 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 ambassadors 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!  
  • 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. Plus! Enjoy some super cool Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream!
  • 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! And you will even get to take home your very own squishy squashy super slime!

Payment Policy:

  • Full amount is required at the time of booking.
  • Confirmation of your booking will be sent on receipt of your signed Birthday Party Agreement. Failure to return the agreement may result in loss of party date. 
  • 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.
  • Should the museum need to cancel the party for any reason, including inclement weather, a full refund will be issued.
  • 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 (

Birthday Party Rules:

  • Museum staff cannot supervise children. Adults must accompany children in all museum spaces. 1 adult is required for every 5 children. 
  • Please be aware of the two hour schedule. Another party may be scheduled in the same room after your party.
  • You may arrive 15 minutes before the party is scheduled to begin.
  • Please keep additional décor to table tops only.
  • Please do NOT hang items on walls or cabinets.
  • Actual party room will be assigned one week prior to the party date.
  • No alcohol, or outside entertainment like costumed characters, glitter, confetti, or piñatas, please.
  • Our Room To Grow exhibit is for children 6 and under. Please note that this space is limited and not designed to accommodate large parties.

We Look Forward to Hosting Your Birthday Party at the Museum of Discovery!

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