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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

Storybook Science

Ages 3-4
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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Reach for the Stars

Ages 5-12
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.

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! Learn how to collect and analyze fingerprints and other important evidence.

Mad Scientist’s Lab

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

SciArt

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.

Maker

Ages 10-14
Explore your inner maker by using your creativity to make things while rotating through three different hands-on activities of your choice. Options include 3D pen printing, wood working, electrical circuitry, robotics and laser engraving.

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Availability

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.

Fees:

  • $250 for 15 children, 10 adults (effective October 1, 2018). Additional children are $10 each (20 children max). *Buffalo Museum of Science members receive 10% off party package price ($225 for members, effective October 1, 2018).
  • 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.

Request a Party Date

You can request a birthday party date at the Buffalo Museum of Science below!
If time slots do not appear on your selected date, it means that date is already booked.

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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