Birthday Parties at NHMU

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday at the Museum

Science-themed birthday parties for kids turning 5–10 years old held in our private party rooms allows party guests to enjoy the hands-on activities as well as our galleries and exhibits. Plus, it's cool for the kids and easy for you! Let US take care of the details while you and your guests experience a truly memorable event.

Birthday Party dates book quickly! Call us at 801-213-3605 or email to to reserve your date and time. 

Party reservations are now closed for the summer camp season. If you would like to book a party for the fall, please call or email.  We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance, if not sooner. 

Fall Registration will open Tuesday, July 30th. Please call and leave a voicemail. We are still in our summer camp season and will get back to you as soon as we are able. 

Please read on and see the amazing themes we have to offer!

Themes for rising 5 - 7 years old:

Dinosaur Detectives 

No bones about it, this is a great party for dinosaur lovers! Learn more about these amazing creatures while making fossil impressions, creating a dino headband, painting a dino skin necklace, and excavating a mini-quarry. Plus, participants will tour aspects of our Past Worlds gallery.

Bug-tacular Birthday

Do you have a budding entomologist in the family? Join us to discover the amazing world of insects and worms. We'll investigate their amazing variety and importance while creating habitats and critter-inspired art! Plus, visit with our educational invertebrate collection.

Art + Science

This amazing hands-on party builds on your child's natural curiosity as they explore art and science concepts. We'll paint with bubbles, create 'stained' glass, make fingerprint creations, and explore the magic of milk!

Themes for rising 8 - 10 years old:

Science Lab 

Unleash the scientist in your child! Our Science Lab party is bubbling over with fizzing and oozing hands-on chemistry fun. Participants will create slime, experiment with dry ice, erupt elephant toothpaste, and more! Test our hypothesis that your scientists will have a blast at this party. 

Invertebrate Invasion!

Invertebrates make up roughly 97% of all animal species on Earth and range in diversity from spiders and centipedes to insects and worms. Join us as we explore several of these amazing critters by designing our own insects, pinning faux bugs, creating spider webs, and comparing and contrasting earthworms and mealworms. Plus, visit with our educational invertebrate collection.

Just Shocking!

You'll be shocked at how awesome this party is as we explore circuits and electricity! Participants will create simple circuits and paper circuits, make LED light wands and sabers, and we'll end the party putting all that knowledge together as we construct a group Bristle Bot!

Birthday Party dates book quickly! Request your party date today! Call us at 801-213-3605 or email to to reserve your date and time. 

Birthday Party Planning Details

When are Birthday Parties offered? 

  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am - 11:45am and from 1:00pm - 2:45pm
  • Due to our award-winning summer camp programming, we do not offer birthday parties June-August
    • Birthday parties are now closed until the fall

What's Included

  • Personalized electronic invitations
  • 60 minute reservation in our Party Room with an additional 40 minutes in our Community Room for cake and refreshments (both spaces are colorfully decorated and reserved for your program)
  • Dedicated Party Staff to facilitate the science activity portion of your program to ensure your party is a success
  • 20 day-of general admission passes to the Museum  
  • Colorful tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, and utensils (Refreshments not provided) 
  • A fun, party-themed backdrop for your photos
  • Age-appropriate hands-on activities 
  • Goodie bag for each child-guest (See below for add-ons to our goodie bags)

Cost and Other Info 

  • Cost: $300 (Museum Members receive a discount).
  • Party Size: Up to 15 child-guests and up to 5 adult-guests, including the birthday child and family.
    • While additional adults can be included, we have a strict 15 child limit. 
  • We require at least 2 (non-staff) adults per party.
  •  20 day-of Museum passes (a value of over $300!) are included.
  • NHMU Members at the Family level and above receive a 10% discount on the party package 


Enhance Your Goodie Bag with Our Flexi-Friends!

  • Flexi-Friend Packages include a large scale 3-D Flexi for the Birthday Child and up to 15 small scale 3-D Flexis for your child-guests. All Flexis must be the same color and type.
  • Cost: $30/party (Museum Members receive a discount).
  • Flexi-Friend options to choose from: T-rex, Raptor, Ceratopsian, Trilobite, Pterodactyl, Slug, or Ant.
    • Color choice: Blue, Green, Red, Purple, or Yellow

What Do Parents Say?

  • "The Flexi-Friends we purchased were a HUGE hit with all of our guests! Such a great addition to the gift bags."
  • "The birthday party staff were fantastic...knowledgeable and great with the kids. Totally worth the price!"
  • "The staff were extremely engaging and kept the activities moving at a perfect pace for the age of the kids. It was fantastic."
  • "So stress-free and fun. The kids and adults all loved it."
  • "[My children] each came home excited about the things they learned. They talked all day about it--to me and to each other. They were proud of their experiments. It was a wonderful experience for everyone."
  • "It was like Disney magic, but for science!"

Make a Reservation

We highly recommend scheduling your birthday party at least three weeks in advance or as early a possible. 

Request your party date today! Call 801-213-3605 or email to

Payment, Transfers & Cancellations

Party fee is due at the time of booking. The Museum accepts all major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover). 

Cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled party date will receive a refund, less $20 administration fee.

Transfer requests received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled party date will be accepted if the newly requested date/time is available. There will be a $20 to move the date/time. 

No transfers will be allowed or refunds given if made less than two weeks prior to the party date.

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.

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