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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.

The Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve require all guests to follow New York State public health guidelines when on site at either of our venues. All guests ages two and up must wear a face covering that fully covers the nose and mouth regardless of vaccination status. Food and drink are welcome at Birthday Parties as long as guests remove their face covering only while they are actively eating or drinking. Guests must replace their face covering promptly when no longer eating or drinking.

Further, when party guests are eating or drinking, we highly recommend that they follow social distancing measures and remain seated in one location.

Year-Round Party Themes

Diggin’ Dinosaurs

Ages 3-7
Party participants become young paleontologists and examine the bones, horns and claws of some of their favorite dinosaurs. Party-goers will don field hats and head up to our Rethink Extinct science studio, where they’ll learn more about our Collections, and dig in their own personal dig pit!

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.

Deep Freeze Discoveries – available for a limited time!

Ages 6-12
Chill out with some super cool science demonstrations about Antarctic paleontology! Discover dinosaurs in homemade permafrost, hold real bones from long-extinct animals, meet some megafauna, and learn about some of our visiting Antarctic Dinosaurs friends who will be on display in our main Hamlin Hall!

Note: Theme available from March to August 2022, only. A material fee of $25 will be added for liquid nitrogen. Cost of party does not include admission into Antarctic Dinosaurs.

Super Scientist’s Lab

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

Science Below Zero

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

Note:  A material fee of $25 will be added for liquid nitrogen. 


Ages 8-12
Creativity and scientific thinking go hand in hand as your party will learn science through art activities. We will explore the science behind iridescence, paint using force and motion, and experiment with colorful chemical reactions.

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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. Birthday parties are also available at Tifft Nature Preserve.


  • $300 for 15 children, 10 adults. Additional children are $10 each (20 children max). *Buffalo Museum of Science members receive 10% off party package price ($270 for members).
  • Additional adults are $5 each
  • Parties greater than 20 children (no more than 25) 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 PreserveClick here to view our cancellation policy.

Request a Party Date

You can request a birthday party date at the Buffalo Museum of Science below!

PLEASE NOTE: After you submit the form, a team member will be in touch via phone to confirm the requested details and secure a deposit. The requested date and time is not confirmed until a deposit is made, and may be unavailable. Please be prepared to offer alternate dates and times.

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