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Virtual Birthday Parties

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NHMU Virtual Birthday Parties are now available! Reservations now being taken—book yours today.

Celebrate your child's birthday with the Museum—We take the stress out of birthday party planning!

Let us help you create a fun and unique virtual birthday party experience for your birthday child. Parties are led by experienced Museum staff in our password protected Zoom Room and are created to engage up to 15 child-participants and 5 viewing spots for family and friends for a total of 20 invitations. Party-in-a-Box kits are mailed to the birthday child's home and can then be distrubuted to guests prior to the party. Our program consists of 45 minutes of facilitated science activities followed by an additional unfacilitated 45 minutes in the Zoom Room for cake and other celebrations. Birthday parties take place on Saturdays from 10:30am-Noon or 2:00-3:30pm. Join us for your next party! 

Holding your child's birthday party with 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. 

  • We provide:
    • Password protected Zoom Room for 90 minutes for up to 15 child-guests and 5 adults
    • Designated Party Host and Moderator
    • 45 minutes of interactive science activities led by Museum educators followed by up to 45 minutes of unfacilitated time in the password-protected Zoom Room
    • Museum T-shirt and water bottle for the birthday child
    • Goody bags for all child-guests, mailed to host home (distributed to guests by host family)
    • Group activity supplies for all child-guests, mailed to host home (distributed to guests by host family)
    • Personalized 'Happy Birthday' virtual background (distributed to guests by host family)
    • Electronic invitations for you to personalize and send to your guests

Request your party date today! Call 801.585.3948 or email us at

45 minute facilitated session will include:

  • Check in time to allow for all guests to arrive 
  • Icebreaker games / Science quizzes
  • Science Demonstrations
    • Balloon Blow Up 
    • Elephant Toothpaste 
  • Group Activity
    • Balloon Blow Up
    • Slime Time
    • Light Wand
  • Happy Birthday Sing-a-long

What Our Guests Are Saying

We just celebrated my son Jacob’s 8th birthday party virtually with NMHU. What a great experience!  Every time I had a question pre-party it was answered promptly and in detail. Shelli is wonderful.  Also, Katie and the other lab techs (aka “the mad scientists”) made it really fun.  The experiments that we performed were hands-on and exciting. The goody bags that were provided were perfect.  Thank you for making my son‘s birthday one that he won’t forget. 5 stars!
— Liz

Birthday Party Planning Details

When are Birthday Parties offered? 

  • Saturday Morning: 10:30 am - Noon 
  • Saturday Afternoon: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

What is the Cost? 

  • $175/Museum Members; $200/Non-Members for your party group of up to 15 child participants and 5 adult viewing spots, including the birthday child and family
  • We require at least 1 adult per party
  • Become a Member today — NHMU Membership

Have questions? Read our Virtual Birthday Party FAQ

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 at

Deposits, Transfers and Cancellations:

Payment in full is required upon booking. The Museum accepts major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover). 

Cancellations received at least 10 days prior to the scheduled party date will receive a refund, less $25 administration fee.

Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the party date will not receive a refund. 

We will gladly reschedule your virtual party at no cost. Please have a few reschedule date options in mind when contating the program manager. We won't be able to re-send the Party Boxes if they have already been mailed.

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.