Events & Programs
Birthday Parties At Pacific Science Center
Every weekend, Pacific Science Center hosts science-themed birthday parties for kids of all ages. The celebration includes a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity about the party theme of your choice, as well as a liquid nitrogen demonstration that uses the power of chemistry to create ice cream right before your eyes! Spend the second half of your party celebrating with guests in your decorated, private party room, allowing the last 15 minutes for clean-up. When the festivities are over, your party can spend the rest of the day exploring our hundreds of interactive exhibits.
Call (206) 443-3611 to book your birthday party today. Please note: Parties must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your desired date. All dates and times are booked on a first come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.
Party Packages & Pricing
Science-Themed Party Package | Ages 3 and up
The themed party package includes:
- Welcome signage at the entrance of the Seattle Rotary Discovery Labs
- General admission for all party guests to Pacific Science Center’s exhibits
- A birthday party assistant in the Seattle Rotary Discovery Labs to greet and direct guests to the room
- E-invitations to send to guests
- Theme of your choice (options below)
- A decorated party room to match your theme – Feel free to bring your own decorations, but no helium balloons or confetti.
- A liquid nitrogen ice cream demonstration
- Make-and-take activity for party guests, based on your theme
Full payment is due upon booking.
|Themed Party Package||Member Price||Non-Member Price|
|Single Size Party|
Covers up to 30 guests
|Double Size Party|
Covers up to 60 guests
Add On To Your Party!
- 2D or 3D Documentary IMAX movies: $8.60 per person
- Feature-Length IMAX movies: $13.55 per person
Choose one of the following themes for your science-themed birthday party.
*Parent Participation Needed*
Design and build your own rocket, then you are cleared for takeoff. Launch your rocket into space and explore our solar system’s stars and constellations by creating your very own star map to take home. After that you will come back down to Earth to enjoy delicious ice cream made from some of the coldest stuff on the planet: liquid nitrogen! Finish your day at a Science On a Sphere show to see real time data sets of planet Earth and beyond.
Bugs & Butterflies
*Parent Participation Needed*
Become an entomologist and explore the world of butterflies and our other six-legged friends. Learn about the life cycle and bodies of insects, design your own butterfly to keep and touch a live Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. Afterwards we’ll make enough liquid nitrogen ice cream to feed a swarm. When your party is over, venture to the Tropical Butterfly House and see live butterflies flutter all around you.
Venture to prehistoric times and become a paleontologist as we uncover fossils from the past. Discover how fossils are made and how many different types there are. Go on your own Interactive Dino Bone Dig and assemble a dinosaur skeleton, then create a shark tooth necklace or dinosaur egg to take home. Lastly, dig into a bowl of liquid nitrogen ice cream! After your party, head into Building 1 to see the exhibit Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time, where what you just learned comes to life.
Discover how to make every day at home a spa experience with a birthday party in Pacific Science Center’s Spa Lab. Create your own bath fizz while investigating the chemical reactions that makes it fizz, froth and foam. Conduct an illuminating experiment with our glow germs that highlight the amazing powers of hand washing and soap. Complete your special day with cool and creamy liquid nitrogen ice cream and a trip to Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness to discover more healthy relaxation techniques.
Investigate the undercover world of espionage when you receive a secret mission from Pacific Science Center Headquarters. Create an agent identity, assemble a message decoder and use your powers of deduction to decipher the code on an Interactive Spy Mission! Use spy techniques and tools including UV light and chemical reactions to reveal secret clues hidden in plain sight. Once you complete the mission, you will earn your badge in covert communications and celebrate with a scoop of liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Marvel as one of our expert science demonstrators gives you a private window into the world of physical science. Put your brain to the test with a plexer challenge, climb inside an electrostatic field with our Van de Graaf generator, and make your own “atomic” glow-in-the-dark gak to take home. Then experience the chilling effects of 320 degrees below zero liquid nitrogen as we make instant ice cream right before your eyes. Wrap up the day by discovering the many functions of the human body in the Body Works exhibit.
Details & Policies
Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays. All time slots are subject to availability. We offer three time slots for birthday parties:
- 10 a.m. – noon
- 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
- 3 – 5 p.m.
Please Note: You may arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to set up and decorate for your party.
All party packages are non-refundable, however you can call to request a change in the date. All requests will be subject to availability and it is recommended to call at least one week prior to the original date. A rebooking fee of $100 will be applied for change requests that fall within three business days of the original booked party.
Want To Change The Size Of Your Party?
Requests to change the size or theme of a birthday party package will be subject to availability and not a guarantee. We recommend calling at least two weeks prior to the booking date, as certain themes and additional rooms may not be available. If any fees should incur, they will need to be paid at the time of the update.
Membership Benefits Policy
Your Membership benefits are applied when you call to book your party. If any of your guests are also Pacific Science Center Members, their benefits may not be applied to exceed the allotted number of guests included in the package price.
Private birthday party rooms are located in the Seattle Rotary Discovery Labs on 2nd Ave. N and John St., right up the hill from our parking garage. Maps and directions will be provided when you book your party.
We offer lockers for rent in Buildings 1 and 3 at a small charge. Storage is not available in the birthday party area before or after your party. Pacific Science Center staff are not responsible for monitoring personal items in the party room.
Due to the sensitive nature of our fire alarm system, balloons are not permitted inside Pacific Science Center. We also do not allow confetti or piñatas.
Alcohol of any kind is not allowed inside Pacific Science Center, including the disco labs where birthday parties are held. You are welcome to bring in other outside beverages and/or food or have it delivered.
All outside entertainment vendors must be pre-approved a minimum of one week prior to your party. Plan to have vendors provide insurance and references when you call to book your party.
Add On To Your Party!
Make your child’s birthday party extra special with one of our many add-on options:
- Lunch, snack and beverage options from our café
- Discounted group IMAX movie, Laser Show and special exhibit passes
- A Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Demonstration can be added on to non-themed parties for an additional fee of $50 (to happen during the second half of hte party only).
- We do not offer birthday cakes, but you are welcome to provide your own.
Birthday Party Food & Beverage Menu
To order food for your birthday party, please call (206) 443-3611 by 3 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to your party.
|Large One-Topping Pizza|
(about 10 slices)
|Choose one: pepperoni, olives, mushrooms or onion||$25
Additional toppings: $2 each
Add 2 pitchers of soda: $24
|Sub Sandwiches||All sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato, pickles or onion|
Choose one: turkey, ham or roast beef
Choose one: Swiss, Cheddar or Provolone cheese
|$8 per footlong sub|
|Fruit or Veggie Platter||Choose one: fruit with yogurt or veggies with Ranch dip|
Serves about 15 people
|Cheese & Cracker Platter||Assorted crackers, Cheddar, Provolone and Swiss cheeses, and grapes|
Serves about 20 people
|Cheddar Cheese Finger Sandwiches||15 sandwiches||$15
Additional sandwiches: $1 each
|Turkey or Ham Finger Sandwiches||15 sandwiches|
Sandwiches also include Cheddar cheese
Additional sandwiches: $1.50 each
60 oz. Pitchers of Soda: $4
Choose from: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Lemonade, Root Beer, Powerade,Water
Individual Milk Cartons: $1.50 each
Individual Juice Cans: $1.50 each
Choose from: orange or apple juice
- Pizza contains gluten and dairy.
- Sub sandwiches and finger sandwiches contain gluten.
- Cheese and cracker platter contains dairy.
- Ranch dip has dairy and eggs.
All food is made in a commercial kitchen and may come in contact with dairy, nuts and eggs.