Birthday Parties

Your child can have the MOST fun birthday ever at our museum! Guests will get all-day access to our three floors of hands-on science exhibits, including the five-level Science Playhouse, and a provided party host will lead a science workshop. Add to the fun with motion simulator rides, IMAX movies, or more. Best of all, we do the cleanup!

Modern Malt Bakeshop logoCakes and cupcakes from Modern Malt’s The Bakeshop make birthdays even sweeter. Receive a 10 percent discount on any cupcake or cake order when you host a birthday party at the MOST. Delivery is included!



Peppino's Catering logo

Peppino’s Restaurant and Catering will provide a slice of pizza and a soda for each person in your party at $3.50 each, delivery included. Add an extra pizza to the package for just $15.


Parties are held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Friday parties are at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday parties are held in one of three time slots:

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday parties cost $100 for members, $150 for nonmembers. Saturday and Sunday parties cost $175 for MOST members, $225 for nonmembers.

  • Includes up to 20 guests, including adults and the birthday child
  • Add up to 10 additional guests at $10 each
  • Includes up to 15 science activities
  • Book at least two weeks in advance

We offer five different science activities, keyed to the age of the birthday child:

Ages 1 to 5

Wonderful Wild Beasts

Explore different animals from around the world. What animals are colorful? What does their skin feel like? How big are their bones? Then create your own wild beast. What kind of animal will you imagine?

Discovering Dinosaurs

How do we know what dinosaurs looked like? Learn how scientists found out. In this paleontological birthday, you will see, touch, and explore real fossils. Take home your own creation built on a dinosaur skeleton and a dinosaur temporary tattoo.

Beautiful Butterflies

At this colorful party, children will experience capillary action while creating their own butterfly. Your child’s watercolor coffee filter will become the wings of a beautiful insect. Play a game to see how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly and take home a butterfly temporary tattoo.

Ages 6 and up

Constellation Cups

To the stars and beyond! Your child and party guests will be seeing stars with this activity. Each child will learn about different constellations, and then create their own constellation to take home.

Polymer Putty Investigation

Learn how to make silly putty. It is slimy, stretchy, and colorful. This silly putty is made out of household ingredients. Each guest will get his or her own piece of the goo during the party, and instructions so they can make more at home.

Interested in booking a party? Get started here or contact the guest services coordinator to plan your special day.


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