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Details and Availability
Birthday parties are available Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 10AM and 5PM. On the day of your party, attendees may arrive beginning at 10AM to experience all of the Science Center’s exhibits.
To reserve a party date, you must complete the online request form, and submit a $100 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance and food order will be due within 5 business days of your birthday party.
Stellar Party Package
$175.00 for Non-members (Additional Guests: $14 per person)
- 12 guests and 2 free chaperones
- General Admission to all exhibit galleries
- Decorated party room for 2 hours
- Science Center birthday party host
- Coupon for each child to return for free
- Paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware
- Printable invitations
$158.20 for Members (Additional Guests: $12.60 per person)
Customize Your Party
- Big Screen Gaming in the theater
- Hair raising Science Activities
- Jaw dropping 3D films
- Science goody bags
- Cool T-shirts from our Gift Shop
- Tasty options from our Cafe
Click here to view reservation form and prices
Parties include admission to the exhibits for 12 guests and 2 complimentary chaperones. Additional guests are charged on a per-person basis. If a guest chooses to remain in the Party Room for the duration of the event, no ticket purchase is required.
Members of the Connecticut Science Center receive discounted rate for birthday admission.
For questions or additional information:
Call (860) 520-2140 or email birthdays@CTScienceCenter.org
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book my party?
Please read and complete the Online Birthday Party Request form. You will be contacted regarding your request within 48 business hours. A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to hold a date. This deposit will be applied to the final balance of your party. Party time slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Can I bring my own decorations?
You may bring decorations as long as they do not hang from the ceiling or walls. Please note that we do not allow balloons or candles in the Science Center.
Do I have to provide my own party goods?
The Science Center will provide all of the tableware needed for your birthday party. You are also welcome to bring in your own themed goods in addition to the supplies we offer.
How long before the party can I make changes?
Final attendance is required one week (5 business days) before the date of the party. Any changes made within one week of the party may not be accommodated. Any reductions in numbers within one week of the party will not be refunded.
If I cancel my party, will I get a refund?
If you choose to cancel your party, you will forfeit your $100 non-refundable deposit. If you need to reschedule, you must let the Birthday Coordinator know within 2 weeks of your party, otherwise you will be charged a $75 rescheduling fee. You will have 3 months to reschedule.
When is my final payment due?
The remaining balance is due on the Monday before your party. This will include your food order, final head count, and any add-on costs.
Guests & Attendance:
How much do additional guests cost?
Any guest over the 14 included with the party is $14 per person (adults and children). Children ages 3 and under are free of charge, and will not count towards your paid attendance number. Guests that are members of the CT Science Center will receive a discounted rate.
*Each adult and child must have a birthday wristband in order to enter the exhibits.
Can parents attend my child’s party?
If parents would like to join their child for a birthday party, it will be $14 for each person. If the parents do not want to go through the galleries, they are welcome to stay in the birthday party room free of charge.
Can I use my membership to get into a birthday party for free?
If you are a member of the Connecticut Science Center, you will receive discounted rates for birthday admission, but it will not be free.
Birthday Parties are private events; Membership does not include free admission into private events. This policy is stated on the back of every Membership card.
Food & Beverage:
Can I bring my own Food and Cake?
Restaurant Associates (RA) is the exclusive caterer for events at the Connecticut Science Center. Outside food or beverages are not permitted by the CSC, with the exception of a (non-ice cream) birthday cake. A birthday cake may be brought in by the family on the sole condition that additional food or beverages are purchased through RA as well. However, if you have specific allergy/dietary needs, please speak to the CSC Birthday Party Coordinator.
How long before the party can I change/update our food order?
We must know the party’s final food order one week (5 business days) before the date of your party.
Where can my guests drop their children off?
Parents and guardians dropping off their child for a birthday party may park in our bus drop off area for no more than 10 minutes. All visitors staying for the duration of the party can park in our garage, explained below. Parents/guardians picking up their child after a birthday party should go to the Ticketing Counter in the Lobby Area, or the Birthday Desk on Level G1, and let an employee know which party their child is attending. A chaperone from the party will then escort the child to meet their parents.
Where can I park?
Convenient parking at the Science Center/Riverfront Garage is located at the corner of Grove St. and Columbus Boulevard, underneath the Science Center building. It is a public garage. Please know that the CT Science Center neither owns nor operates the Science Center/Riverfront garage. The fee is $3 for the 1st hour and $2 for every additional hour.