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Celebrate with Science

Give your child a birthday celebration they’ll remember for years to come, filled with science and fun! Choose from various party themes.

Year-Round Party Themes

Diggin’ Dinosaurs

Ages 3-7
Party participants become young paleontologists and examine the fossilized teeth, horns and claws of some of their favorite dinosaurs. Party-goers will don lab coats and field hats and head up to our Rethink Extinct science studio, where they’ll dig up and assemble their own dinosaur skeleton.

Ice Cold Science!

Ages 6-12
Experiment with some of the coolest stuff around – dry ice! Explore carbon dioxide, the phases of matter and what happens to materials in extreme cold!

Super Snooper

Ages 6-12
There’s a mystery at the Museum – can you help us solve it?! Step into the shoes of an official crime investigator!

Bubble Blast

Ages 3-7
Go beyond the bubble basics! With the help of a BMS “Bubble-ologist,” you and your guests will be creating, painting with and even standing in bubbles.

Mad Scientist’s Lab

Ages 6-12
Intrigued by messy fun and crazy concoctions? Let’s throw on lab coats and zany goggles and experiment with slimy science, static electricity, chemical reactions and more!

Arctic Adventure

Ages 3-7
Have some frosty fun and get up close and personal with some of our Arctic Animals! Be engaged with hands-on activities, a polar craft and a tour of our Biodiversity science studio.

Pirate Science

Ages 3-7
Aaaarrrr! Mateys will set out on an adventure through the Museum to find treasure. Back in the party room, the junior pirates will make their own boat and learn how much “gold” their ship can hold.

Science Below Zero

Ages 6-12
This is the “coolest” party ever! Experience the chilling effects of liquid nitrogen and watch as liquid nitrogen makes balloons “magically” deflate, rubber balls shatter, mist shoot high into the air, tennis balls launch from a cannon, and much more!

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Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

We suggest making your reservation two (2) months in advance to ensure the date you wish is available for your child’s party. A $50 deposit is required in order to book your reservation.

To book your party today, call 716.896.5200 x 338. Birthday parties are also available at Tifft Nature Preserve.


  • $200 for 15 children, 10 adults. Additional children are $10 each (20 children max). *Buffalo Museum of Science Members receive 10% off party package price (e.g. $200 for non-members, $180 for members)
  • Additional adults are $5 each
  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream can be added for $3/child.
  • Parties greater than 20 children (no more than 30) will require an extra facilitator for the additional cost of $50. Maximum room capacity is 35 people.

Program Cost Includes:

  • General Museum Admission for all partygoers
  • Exclusive use of party room for 2 hours
  • Forty-five minutes to 1-hour of facilitated activities
  • Group science activity related to chosen theme
  • Basic decorations available, including tablecloths
  • Gift storage
  • Party clean up

Be sure to check out Birthday Party packages available at Tifft Nature Preserve. Click here to view our cancellation policy.

Book a Party

  • This does not guarantee or book your birthday party. A team member will be in touch via phone to confirm these details and secure a deposit.
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