Birthday Parties

Exceptional fun, incredible value!

Get our most popular party package at an exceptional value – only $13.80* per attendee!

  • Nonprofit Pricing Advantage: Only $13.80 per attendee - while many others charge between $25 to $35.
  • Private Party Room: Enjoy 1.5 hours in your exclusive space.
  • Exclusive Birthday T-Shirt: A special keepsake for the birthday kid.
  • Themed Activities: Tailored, engaging fun for every child.
  • Pro Party Presenter: Setup and cleanup handled; you just enjoy!
  • Add-Ons: Enhance the experience with exciting options.

*The $13.80 per attendee price reflects our most popular Celebration Party package and is the Member pricing rate for a party of 20 children and 5 adult attendees. Other packages and non-Member pricing may vary.

Party Packages

Premium Party

You and your guests will have exclusive, after-hours access to the Museum for two hours! Party Presenters dedicated to your party manage setup and cleanup—all you have to focus on is fun. The birthday kid will receive an exclusive Discovery Place Birthday t-shirt. During playtime, we will gather everyone for a Science Show and end the evening with a Big Fun Dance Party to celebrate the birthday child. Add-ons are available to enhance your party experience.

Premium Parties are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

Up to 100 guests $1000
Members - enjoy 10% off $900

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. Number of attendees based on pricing above (1:5 ratio of adults to children required; adult supervision required) 

Celebration Party

You and your guests will take fun and learning to the extreme in your private party room for 1.5 hours! Including an exclusive Discovery Place Birthday t-shirt for the birthday kid, themed activities and a Party Presenter dedicated to your party to manage setup and cleanup—all you have to focus on is the fun. Add-ons are available to enhance your party experience.

Celebration Parties are available Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

Up to 25 guests $395
Members - enjoy 10% off $345

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. 1:5 ratio of adults to children required; adult supervision required

Add-on Options

Take your party to the next level!

Discovery Place Goody Backpacks - $15 each

Goody Bags are an explosion of fun, packaged in a reusable, drawstring Sportpack. Filled with an array of playful treats, it includes a collapsible Water Pouch perfect for quenching thirst on the go. A Fidget Spinner and a classic Puzzle Cube promise hours of engagement, while Mini Star Putty adds a dash of stardust to their play. To sweeten the fun, a colorful Candy Necklace awaits.

This assortment of surprises makes birthdays at Discovery Place an even more exciting experience for kids. Just ask to add these bags to your party for $12 per attendee.

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Party Themes

Dino party at DPKH

Dino Roar and Explore

Get ready for a roar-some party! Explore dino adventures by hatching ice eggs, creating fossils and uncovering hidden figures for a dynamic journey of discovery. Please note that activities may vary by age.

Ages 4-7

Color Party

Colors in Science

Experience all the colors of science (and maybe get a little messy in the process).

Ages 1 - 5

Gross Party

Gross Science

Get messy with hands-on science and bring home the fun with a slimy concoction all your own!

Ages 2 - 10


  • What days are available for Birthday Parties?

    Birthday Parties are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, depending on the party package.

  • What times are available for parties?

    Party times vary by package level.

  • What ages are appropriate for parties?

    We offer birthday parties for ages 1-10.

  • Can I bring food, snacks or drinks?

    If you want to provide food for your party guests, all food must be store-bought. Food that is prepared at home is not permitted. All food must be brought to the Museum by the hosts; the Museum does not allow food delivery. The hosts and all adult guests will be required to sign waivers.

    Please note: any alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the Museum.

  • Can I bring my own decorations?

    Yes. While your dedicated 'Celebration Station' includes 2 six-foot tables with tablecloths, feel free to bring free-standing table decorations to make it your own. Please note, for the safety of our visitors and resident animals, balloons are not allowed in our facility.

  • What is your payment and cancellation policy?

    Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. Cancellations made with two week’s notice or less are non-refundable. Cancellations with more than two week’s notice are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

  • How do I book a party?

    Fill out the Party Request Form or contact our Guest Sales and Reservations team at 704-327-3046 x300. Payment in full is required to book the party, and all reservations must be completed by phone.

  • Are Birthday Parties offered at other Discovery Place Museums?

    Yes! Birthday Parties are available at Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham. Click on any Museum to learn more about the parties offered at each location.