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Science Center
4444 1st Ave NE Suite 200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 363-4629
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Let the Science Center Host Your Child's Birthday Party!

We have great new birthday party themes for the upcoming season. Check them out today. In addition to hosted parties, our gallery is available for kids that would enjoy an afternoon of fun and science.  (Birthday Parties are only available September - May.  Reservations will not be accepted more than six weeks in advance.)

Party Themes:

Wizard Science
Never got your letter to Hogwarts? No problem! Celebrate your birthday with Wizard Science! Cast spells with science experiments, make your own Marauder’s Map, and concoct your own potions! Recommended for children 7 years old and up.

Have you ever wondered exactly when and how long ago dinosaurs lived and walked the Earth? Or what happened to them? Learn how paleontologists dig up fossils! Find and create dinosaur tracks and make your own fossil! Recommended for children 4-6 years old.  

Slime Time

Do you like to get messy and perform science experiments? Become a chemist at this party by mixing two or more items to create some fun and exciting experiments to take home! Enjoy the magic of oobleck, create your own power putty, and get slimy with polymer worms! Recommended for children ages 4 and up

Ahoy Mateys!

Cast down your anchors and see if you have what it takes to be a pirate!  Make your own eye patch and use it to find out if one eye is better than two.  And before the fair winds take you away, be prepared to walk the plank and launch catapults at an enemy ship!  Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.

Lights, Color, Party!
Go beyond your knowledge of rainbows in this birthday bash!  Compare the results of mixing colored light versus mixing pigment.  Use prisms to bend light, reveal secret messages, and create glowing water as you experiment with a black light!  Recommended for kids ages 7 and up.


 Party Packages and Rates:

BASIC Package

  • One (1) hour in the Party Room
  • Unlimited Exhibit Gallery exploration
  • Up to 15 children
  • $5.00 per additional child with a max of 30
  • Members: $75.00
  • Non-Members: $85.00
  • (Basic Package does not include a Party Program)

Program Package

  • Approximately 30-minute hands-on Party Program
  • One (1) hour in the Party Room
  • Up to 15 children
  • $5.00 per additional child with a max of 30
  • Members: $100.00
  • Non-Members: $110.00

Click here for the brochure.

Click here (PDF) or here (Word) for a reservation form.

You can fax your form in to 319-366-4590, mail it to:

Science Center

4444 1st Ave NE, Suite 200

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

or email it to [email protected]