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Birthdays

Birthday parties are a piece of cake at the Science Center!


Saturdays only: 10 -11:30am or 2 - 3:30pm
Call MSC at (406)522-9087 to reserve your spot!

Basic Birthday Party!

$200 (10% off for MSC members)

  • 90 min. in our upstairs classroom
  • Free admission for up to 12 kids; chaperones free
  • 10% off MSC memberships for party guests

Best Birthday Ever!

$220 (10% off for MSC members)

All of the Basic Party benefits PLUS:

  • Paper goods (plates, napkins, utensils, cups)
  • Party coordinator to help set up & clean up
  • Free admission guest pass for each party child

Add Minecraft & more!

  • Minecraft $75
    - 45 min. of mentored Minecraft in the STEAMlab and 3D-printed party favors
  • Hands-on Science Activity (Rockets or Slime) $50
    -Rockets: Send pressurized film canisters sky-high with the assistance of our party coordinator, and then watch as she/he prepares a 2-liter bottle for liftoff with our rocket launcher. Thrilling! (Note: This is an outdoors only activity).
    -Slime: It oozes between your fingers when you pick it up, yet doesn’t stick to your skin. At times it acts like a liquid, but at other times, it appears to be a solid. The more you play with it, the more fun it becomes!

Birthday Party FAQs

When can I have my child’s birthday party?

MSC Birthday Parties are scheduled on Saturdays only. There are two 90 minute time blocks available: 10 - 11:30 am, 2 - 3:30p . Minecraft Birthday Parties are only scheduled in the afternoon time slots. Please call ahead for availability and reservations.

How many kids can I invite to my party?

Your party includes free Science Center admission for up to 12 children. Additional children may be added for $9 each, up to a maximum of 16. Add-on options (Hands-on Science and Minecraft) are limited to 12 children.

Can I invite adults, too?

Yes, we welcome adult guests at no charge. We recommend that you bring at least one adult for every 5 children to provide supervision during your Science Center experience.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule my party?

Birthday Parties may be canceled or rescheduled 14 or more days in advance with no penalty. MSC will retain 50% of the fee for any party canceled within 13 days of the scheduled date. We are unable to issue refunds for no-shows.

Where should my guests park?

The Science Center has a large parking lot in front of our building.

Can I decorate the party room?

The Birthday Party room doubles as our Science Classroom. If a Best birthday party is booked, minimal decor will be hung up, such as a birthday banner.
Decorations in the party room may only be hung with blue painter’s tape. Masking tape and tacks are not permitted, as they can cause damage to the walls. You are welcome to bring your own table decorations and balloons. Please be advised that our ceilings are very high, so any balloons that become loose will not be accessible. Also, please consider the environment before ordering decorations.

Does the Science Center provide plates and napkins?

If you have booked a Basic Birthday Party, you should provide your own paper goods. If you have booked a Best Birthday Party, we will provide the plates, napkins, cups, and utensils for you. You are welcome to bring your own cake, have pizza delivered, or bring other refreshments; we ask that all food and drink stay upstairs in the party room.

What is the role of the Party Coordinator?

The Best Birthday Party includes a Party Coordinator to help with set up and clean up. Your coordinator will also help to collect presents, leftover food, and other supplies that you wish to take home. The Party Coordinator is not there to cut the cake or serve the food. She/he is there to assist you with any questions or concerns, as well as facilitate any add-on activities you may have chosen. We want you to have a fun and relaxing party! While the Party Coordinator is there to help, please remember that we always defer to a parent for behavior correction, timing, etc. Please be sure to bring enough adults to provide supervision as your guests explore the Science Center.

What are your COVID party policies?

With all birthdays, we limit the gathering to 25 people at one time. Therefore, if you have 12 kiddos, a maximum of 12-13 other people are allowed. Masks are required at all times while in the Science Center, with the exception of while eating. No food is allowed in the STEAMlab at any time. We recommend social distancing even while eating cake or opening presents. When the party is on the exhibit floor, strict social distancing must be maintained, especially when other guests are present. Capacity is limited to 25% of normal capacity at all times on the exhibit floor. Party room, exhibits and bathrooms are disinfected prior to and following the party. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are provided to all parties. Gloves available by request.

What are the party activity add-on rules?

Add-ons are limited to 12 children. Minecraft will take place in the first 45 minutes of your party, and hands-on science activities will begin 15 minutes into your party and last for 30 minutes. No food or drink is allowed in the STEAMlab at any time. All STEAMlab rules must be followed.