Party with us!

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is the perfect location for birthday parties! We two floors of fascinating exhibits and space for visitors to explore to their heart’s content. As well as exhibits, the museum has large classrooms which are perfect for groups to take a break and rejuvenate with some party snacks and drinks! 

Each birthday party includes all amenities in the Basic Party Package, with the option of adding the themed party activities to personalize the day.

Basic party package

For parties up to 25 people, the museum will help you get the best experience for your birthday. We focus on making events as fun and stress-free as possible, and so we include the following:

  • A Party Coordinator to help you throughout your visit
  • Plenty of time to explore both floor of the museum’s exhibits
  • Use of one of our private classrooms for 2hrs to enjoy party refreshments
  • Plates, cups, napkins, plasticware and tablecloths
  • Aid with organization and set-up of any decorations and provisions
  • Printed invitations with our location

Pricing: $175 for members; $225 for non-members

To get more information or to make a booking, call us at 540.342.5710 or email scheduler@smwv.org. We ask for a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking.

Specialty packages

Party animals!

This package offers a 30-minute private live animal presentation of some of our fascinating reptiles! Party guests also take part in an animal-themed craft activity, led by one of our education team.

Price: $200 for members; $250 for non-members

Rock-n-Roll!

A visitor favorite, the Rock Sluice is a stimulating activity where users get to search through sand and dirt to reveal shiny gem and minerals within!  Each guest takes their bounty home with an identification card to distinguish what items they dicovered.

Price: $275 for members;  $325 for non-members

Be The Astronaut

Limited time party! Gather your space crew and fly through space with the new interactive Be The Astronaut exhibit. Party pack included space-themed supplies, unlimited use of the new traveling exhibit and a themed-craft activity!

*Package does not include party invites.

Price: $200 for members;  $250 for non-members

Book today

To get more information or to make a booking, call us at 540.342.5710 or email scheduler@smwv.org. We ask for a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking.