Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with us! Blast by colorful planets, meet heroes and monsters in the sky, and explore the constellations of the cosmos. For ages 4 and up.

Submit a Request Form at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.


Fees and Format

Birthday parties cost $150 for 60 minutes and up to 68 visitors (no more than 40 children). You experience a live presentation that includes one of the show topics below and a tour of the night sky featuring the constellations and their stories.

For an additional $40, extend your visit with hands-on activities. Reserve the party room for no additional fee.


Show Topics

Starry Safari | Ages 4 – 7
Travel though space to visit the animals of the night sky and hear their stories! Test your skill at finding the animals in the stars.

Solar System Expedition | Ages 4 and up
Explore the solar system and marvel at the Sun’s powerful flares, Jupiter’s swirling storms, and Saturn’s intriguing moons. Travel to the icy worlds of the Kuiper Belt and behold the latest discoveries from Juno and New Horizons. Return to Earth to gaze at the night sky as you search for constellations from the Big Dipper to Orion.

Greek Myths | Ages 4 and up
Crash onto the shores of ancient Greece and see where the gods and heroes rest in the sky. Follow the hero Hercules as he clashes with mythical creatures from Leo the lion to Hydra the serpent. Witness the stars brought to life as you identify constellations that immortalize Greek myths.

Astronomical Wonders | Ages 10 and up
Explore the cosmos on this whirlwind journey from the solar system to the farthest corners of the universe. Tour thrilling highlights of our own solar system, such as solar storms and the rings of Saturn, before heading out to visit stars and exoplanets in the Milky Way galaxy. Behold the Milky Way on a collision course with its neighbor Andromeda as you travel into the depths of space to glimpse our universe in its infancy.


Activities

Activities cost $40 for 20 minutes.

Solar System to Scale | Ages 8 and up (Limit: 22 children)
Make a scale model of the solar system in the courtyard outside of the Planetarium. In the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors. If your group is over 22 children, you may split them between two back-to-back activity sessions for a total of 40 minutes for $80.

Talking Moon Ball | Ages 4 and up
Pass around the Moon ball and show off what you know. Each child gets a turn with the Moon ball and a chance to share their favorite constellation or other astronomy fact from the show.


Party Room

For no additional cost, reserve an extra room for 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after your program. You are welcome to bring your own decorations, food, and beverages but please leave the room in the condition you found it in. Below is an example of what the typical room looks like.


Invitations and Thank You Notes

Print your own invitations and thank you notes for your guests!

Invitations

Thank You Notes


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the planetarium offer membership discounts for Birthday Parties?
We do not offer membership discounts for Birthday Parties at this time.

What if my child is afraid of the dark?
If your child is afraid of the dark, we invite you to attend the program with them. Feel free to bring a blanket or a favorite stuffed animal, as long as it does not light up or make noise!