Birthday Parties

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Details and Availability

The Connecticut Science Center offers fun, interactive, hassle-free birthday parties for all ages. Splash in our Kidspace with your little ones, or explore your senses and dig into fun, ooey-gooey materials. Explore outer space or take a group photo in our 360 degree photobooth to celebrate your birthday! Your friends and family can experience over 165 hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. We will help you customize your celebration for a one-of-a-kind experience.
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.

Guests:

Parties include General Admission to the Connecticut Science Center for the day, PLUS a special guided exhibit experience with a birthday party host for 18 guests (children and/or adults) and 2 free chaperones. Additional guests who wish to join the party and enjoy our galleries are charged on a per-person basis at the birthday rate. Additional birthday guests are charged $12; members of the Connecticut Science Center receive the discounted rate of $10 per person for birthday party admission.
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Stellar Birthday Party Package

Includes:

  • 18 guests (children and/or adults) and 2 free chaperones
  • General Admission to all exhibit galleries
  • Decorated party room for 2 hours
  • Dedicated Science Center birthday party host
  • Coupon for each child to return for free
  • Paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware
  • Printable invitations

Pricing:

  • $295 for Non-members (Additional Guests: $12 per person, child or adult)
  • $265.50 for Members (Additional Guests: $10 per person, child or adult)
Please note: while you may add additional guests, we can only accommodate up to 35 guests for each birthday party. All additional guests—both adults and children—are $12 each for non-members and $10 for members. Toddlers two years old and younger are considered free admission.
For questions or additional information:
Call (860) 520-2140 or email birthdays@CTScienceCenter.org Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9AM–4PM.

Customize Your Party with these options:

  • Exciting Science Activities (See Below)
  • Jaw dropping 3D films
  • Science goody bags
  • Cool T-shirts from our Gift Shop
  • Food and drink options from SUBWAY® and FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Lounge

Super Science Birthday Programs & Live Science Theater Shows

Customize your party even further with these Add-On Birthday Programs. Include one in your party’s “formula” to create a memorable fun-tastic experience!
Children will get to explore chemistry and learn about the benefits of many natural substances and ingredients as they mix their own chapstick and make fizzing, bath bombs.
Have a “hair-raising” experience, where you’ll get to touch, see, hear and even feel electric fields. Great for ages 7 and up. Available until May 31st.
Find out what polymers are and how we use them in everyday life. Create your own snow, and make slime to take home!
Help us build a new city. Young party-goers will work together to construct buildings, clear the way for roads, lay roads, erect stoplights, and place traffic signs, taking on the role of city planners and engineers in this fun party program.
Join us for a story about one of our favorite animals and then get a chance to meet two additional animal friends - LIVE in person. Learn about their unique characteristics and enjoy exploring our animal sensory table.
Be a part of a live show as you help one of our survivalists prepare to travel a hot, dry climate. Meet animals native to desert environments and uncover the different ways they defend themselves from predators and the extreme heat. *Live Science Theater Shows are subject to limited availability. For more information, please contact a birthday coordinator at 860-520-2140.

For questions or additional information:
Call (860) 520-2140 or email birthdays@CTScienceCenter.org Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9AM–4PM.

Party Planning


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. Click here to book now!
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.
SUBWAY® and FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Lounge are the exclusive birthday caterers at the Connecticut Science Center (see menu). Outside food or beverages are not permitted by the Connecticut Science Center, with the exception of a (non- ice cream) birthday cake. However, if you have specific allergy/dietary needs, please speak to the Connecticut Science Center Birthday Party Coordinator.
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.
Final attendance is required 5 business days before the date of the party. Any changes made within 5 business days of the party may not be accommodated. Any reductions in numbers within 5 business days of the party will not be refunded.
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.
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


Guests additional to the 18 included with your party are $12 per person for non-member adults and children; member adults and children are $10 per person. Children under 2 are free of charge, and will not count towards your party attendance count. Please note that each adult and child must have a birthday wristband in order to enter our exhibit galleries.
Parents may join their children for a birthday party at the rate of $12 per person. If parents do not want to visit our exhibit galleries, they are welcome to stay in the birthday party room free of charge.
Connecticut Science Center members receive discounted rates for birthday parties and party admission. Birthday Parties are private events; Membership does not include admission to private events.

Food & Beverage


SUBWAY® and FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Lounge are the exclusive birthday caterers at the Connecticut Science Center. Outside food or beverages are not permitted by the Connecticut Science Center, with the exception of a (non- ice cream) birthday cake. However, if you have specific allergy/dietary needs, please speak to the Connecticut Science Center Birthday Party Coordinator.
We must know the party’s final food order 5 business days before the date of your party.

Arrival Information


Where can my guests drop off their children?" Change answer to: "Parents and guardians dropping off children for a birthday party may park in our bus drop-off area for no more than 10 minutes. Visitors staying for the duration of the party may park in our garage; please see below for more information. Parents and guardians picking up their children after a birthday party should visit the Ticketing Counter in our lobby or the Birthday Desk on Level G1 and let an employee know which party their child is attending. A chaperone from the party will escort the child to meet his or her parent(s).
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 note: The Connecticut that the Connecticut 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.

Birthday Food and Drink Options at the Science Center

SUBWAY® and FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Lounge are the exclusive birthday caterers at the Connecticut Science Center. Outside food or beverages are not permitted by the Connecticut Science Center, with the exception of a (non-ice cream) birthday cake. However, if you have specific allergy/dietary needs, please speak to the Connecticut Science Center Birthday Party Coordinator.
See our Bakery Options for amazing birthday cake ideas!
 
 

SUBWAY® Party Packages

You and your whole birthday crew can “eat fresh” during your party! Choose from pizza packages, boxed lunches, or sandwich platters. SUBWAY Birthday Party Menu  
 

NEW: FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Package

Enjoy your very own frozen yogurt bar! Party guests will select 3 toppings to create their own froyo masterpieces. The Birthday Child will receive a FREE frozen yogurt. FroyoWorld Birthday Party Menu
The Cupcake Brake (Hartford, CT)
The Cupcake Brake is a mobile cupcake truck that you can have at your birthday party! Their fresh-baked cupcakes use only the best local ingredients. Customize your cupcakes with a variety of frostings and fillings.Add the Cupcake Brake to your Connecticut Science Center birthday party for $50 for use of the truck for one half hour, which includes up to 12 cupcakes for you and your party guests. Additional cupcakes are $2.50 each; additional filled cupcakes are $3.00 each. The truck can deliver your cupcakes or stay and become part of the birthday fun! For more information and to place your cupcake order: Website: www.thecupcakebrake.com Email: info@thecupcakebrake.com

Dee’s One Smart Cookie (Glastonbury, CT)
Allergies? No problem! Dee’s One Smart Cookie will prepare an allergen-free cake just for your birthday party. These special cakes accommodate those who are peanut & tree nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free, and/or egg-free (upon request) and are always Non-GMO. Cakes are prepared locally in a dedicated allergen-free facility. As a gift from Dee’s, your cake will be delivered to the Connecticut Science Center free of charge and will be decorated to suit the theme of your party (valued up to $10.00). For more information and to place your cake order: Website: http://www.deesonesmartcookie.com Email: deesonesmartcookie@sbcglobal.net

Pastry Bag Cake Co. (Vernon, CT)
Pastry Bag Cake Co. will make your birthday party unforgettable with a custom gourmet cake to match your party’s theme. Book your party with us to receive free cake delivery; if you order cupcakes, you’ll receive the first dozen themed cupcake tags at no extra charge! For more information and to place your cake order: Website: http://www.pastrybagcakeco.com Email: pastrybagcakeco@gmail.com