Birthday Parties

Create the best birthday experience by bringing them to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! With a diverse choice of birthday party themes and exciting exhibits to explore, your child and their guests will be entertained all day long.

Below are our in-museum birthday party packages. If you are interested in our Outreach Birthday Parties – where we bring the party to your house – please follow the link below!

Standard Package

  • One party attendant
  • Party room rental (2hrs) and paper goods, plasticware, tablecloths and set-up/breakdown
  • Museum t-shirt for birthday child
  • Colorful balloon decorations
  • Virtual birthday invitations
  • All attendees receive 10% off gift shop purchases

8-15 children

  • $185 for members
  • $200 for non-members

16-25 children

  • $225 for members
  • $250 for non-members

deluxe Package

  • All Standard Amenities
  • Unique themed activity
  • 1 additional Party Attendant
  • A special gift for the Birthday Child
  • Animal Adoption Packet
  • All attendees receive 10% off membership purchases

8-15 children

  • $285 for members
  • $300 for non-members

16-25 children

  • $325 for members
  • $350 for non-members

UNIQUE THEMED ACTVITES

A Unique Themed Activity is included in the Deluxe Package. Choose from 1 of the options below. For any questions, please contact us at events@smwv.org.

30-minute meet and greet with animals from the museum’s Living Collections.

30-minute activity in which each child discovers gems and minerals using the museum’s Rock Sluice.

Lava Lamp making experiment. Each child makes their own creation to take home!

1-hour crime scene investigation activity in the party room and throughout the museum.

Attendees make their own dinosaur eggs and Jurassic slime!

Magic-themed activities such as making light-up wands and witches brew.

Attendees will explore chemical reactions in our Mab Lab!

Securing your booking

To make your reservation, use the form to the right or click the button below. 

Birthday’s at the Science Museum take place on Saturdays and Sundays only. Select your chosen date and time to check availability and then choose your desired Birthday Package and Unique Activity, if applicable.

Once your have completed your registration, you will be prompted to pay a $50 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. For any questions, please contact us at 540.342.5710 or events@smwv.org.