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Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday at the Museum

Science-themed birthday parties for kids turning 4 - 12 years old held in our private party room allow party guests to enjoy the galleries and exhibits.


Take the Stress Out of Birthday Party Planning

Holding your child's birthday party at NHMU is cool for kids and easy for you. Let us take care of the details while you and the children experience a truly memorable event. 

  • Choose from one of the three science and nature related themes below. 
  • We do the rest! We provide a private decorated room, hands-on activities, goody bags for each child and knowledgeable party hosts. 
  • You bring the refreshments  -- and the kids, of course!

Request your party date today! Call 801.585.3948 or Email Us


Choose a Birthday Party Theme: 

Dinosaur Detectives (Ages 4-7) No bones about it, this is a great party for dinosaur lovers! Learn more about these amazing creatures while making a fossil cast, creating a dino mask and excavating a mini-quarry. Plus, participants will tour aspects of our Past Worlds gallery. 

Creepy Crawlers ( Ages 4-7) Slither and crawl through fun facts about snails, millipedes, worms and more. Discover what makes an insect an insect, create a terrarium, explore snail slime and make insect-inspired art. Interact with live specimens and end your party with a visit to Our Backyard, our interactive gallery designed for our youngest visitors. 

Mad Lab Party (Ages 8-12) Unleash the scientist in your child! Our Mad Lab Party is bubbling over with fizzing and oozing hands-on fun. Create slime, investigate dry ice, make annoying noises, and experiment with chemical reactions.  Test our hypothesis that your scientists will have a blast at this party. 


Birthday Party Planning Details:

When are Birthday Parties offered? 

  • Friday afternoon: 3:00 - 4:30pm  (available September through May)
  • Saturday & Sunday Morning: 10:30 - Noon 
  • Saturday & Sunday Afternoon: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

What is included in the price?

  • Private 90 minute reservation in our private Party Room
  • Dedicated Party Staff to guide activities and ensure your party is a success
  • General admission to the Museum for all party guests 
  • Colorful plates, cups, napkins and utensils (Refreshments not provided) 
  • Age-appropriate hands-on activities 
  • Goodie bag for each child guest

What is the Cost? 

  • $225 for your party group of up to 20 child and adult guests, including the birthday child
  • $10 for each additional guest
  • Maximum party size is 25 total children and adults
  • We require 2 adults per party
  • NHMU Members at the Family level receive a 10% discount on the basic party package (20 child and adult guests) 
  • Additional membership levels provide increased discounts -- NHMU Membership

Request a Reservation Today! 

Please schedule your birthday party at least three weeks in advance. We recommend inquiring about a specific date and time as early a possible. 

Request your party date today! Call 801.585.3948 or Email Us

Deposits & Cancellations:

A 50% deposit reserves your desired date and time. The balance must be paid on the day of the scheduled party along with fees for additional guests. The Museum accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover). 

Cancellations received more than one week prior to the scheduled party date will receive a refund of the deposit paid, less $20 administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than one week prior to the party date.

Outside Birthday Parties:

Organized birthday parties are not allowed on the Museum grounds unless part of the Museum's Birthday Party program, which must be reserved in advance.

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