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.

Basic Package

  • 2 hour use of museum Party Room
  • Plates, napkins, tablecloth and plastic ware
  • 1 Party Attendant
  • Museum admission for all attending children and parents
  • Party Room set-up and clean up

8-15 children

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

16-25 children

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

Standard Package

  • All Basic Amenities
  • 5 Balloon centerpieces 
  • Museum T-shirt for Birthday Child
  • Unlimited lemonade
  • Paper of Virtual Birthday invitations
  • All attendees receive 10% off Gift Shop purchases

8-15 children

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

16-25 children

  • $275 for members
  • $300 for non-members

Ultimate Package

  • All Basic and Standard Amenities
  • Mad Scientist Activity!
  • 1 additional Party Attendant
  • A special gift for the Birthday Child
  • Party Room pre-decorated
  • All attendees receive 20% off Gift Shop purchases

8-15 children

  • $285 for members
  • $325 for non-members

16-25 children

  • $325 for members
  • $365 for non-members

Mad Scientist Activities

Mad Scientists Activity included in the Ultimate Package. Choose from 1 of the options below. For any questions, please contact us at events@smwv.org.

Ages 4-8 years. 

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

All ages.

30-minute activity in which each child discovers gems and minerals using the museum’s Rock Sluice. Additional $3 per child.

Ages 4-8 years.

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

Ages 8-10 & 11-13 years.

30-minute Forensic Science experiment & mystery-solving activity while children explore the museum.

Ages 6-10 years.

60-minute  activity making catapults and supporting structures followed by a competitive challenge where children can text their inventions.

Ages 8-15 years.

30-minute show by our Mad Scientist in our Mad Lab, including bubble and explosive experiments for children (and adults!).

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 Mad Scientist 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.