Celebrate with Science
Please note that due to the changing circumstances and policies regarding COVID-19, we are not accepting reservations for birthday parties at this time.
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
Children’s literature opens the door into the land of science and imagination. You and your child will choose a book that we will help bring to life via fun science activities. Learn about insects from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, astronomy from Happy Birthday, Moon, or the Earth and recycling from The Earth and I.
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!
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.
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.
Reach for the Stars
This party is sure to be out of this world! Young astronomers will learn the science behind rockets and take a trip into our inflatable planetarium to learn how to identify constellations and the myths behind them. *Not available on Sundays.
There’s a mystery at the Museum – can you help us solve it?! Step into the shoes of an official crime investigator! Learn how to collect and analyze fingerprints and other important evidence.
Mad Scientist’s Lab
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
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!
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.
Explore your inner maker by using your creativity with a hands-on activity of your choice. Options include wood working, electrical circuitry, robotics or laser engraving.
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.
- $250 for 15 children, 10 adults. Additional children are $10 each (20 children max). *Buffalo Museum of Science members receive 10% off party package price ($225 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 Preserve. Click 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.