Science of Birthday Parties

SciTech Hands On Museum offers fantastic parties that include science experiments that are interactive, exciting, and educational. Imagine your youngster becoming a scientist, engineer, or artist in the lab. Enjoy hours of museum exploration. Discover the ease of having a SciTech party.

On the day of your party, you and your guests are invited to enjoy the museum before and after your designated party time! SciTech is open from 10am – 5pm on Saturdays.

At your selected time, your party room will be ready for you! The room is furnished with science-themed decorations. Your party may utilize this room for up to three hours for food and cake as well as coats and gifts during your museum exploration.

Choose your party package – IMAGINE – EXPLORE – DISCOVER – and reserve your party date today!

What Parents Say:

Your IMAGINE birthday party package includes:

  • Admission for twenty (20) guests
  • Additional guests are $10 per person
  • Use of a party room for three (3) hours
  • Personalized birthday cake
  • Table-covers and science-themed decorations
  • 30-minutes of interactive science activities
  • Printable invitations and thank you cards
  • 10% discount in the STEAMart Gift Shop
  • A “Free Child Admission” coupon for each child

Science activities will include:

  • the fascinating properties of a non-newtonian fluid with oobleck
  • secret messages and incredible disappearing ink 
  • colorful chemistry of Chromatography
  • explore the museum with more than 200 Hands On exhibits

Imagine: An Easy Birthday Party

What Parents Say:

Explore: More with a Theme!

Your EXPLORE birthday party package includes:

  • Admission for twenty (20) guests
  • Additional guests are $15 per person
  • Use of a party room for three (3) hours
  • Personalized birthday cake
  • Table-covers and science-themed decorations
  • 1-hour interactive science activities
  • Theme of your choice
  • Make and Take item
  • Party Attendant
  • Printable invitations and thank you cards
  • 10% discount in the STEAMart Gift Shop
  • A “Free Child Admission” coupon for each child

Choose ONE of the themes for your party:

Demo: Make a volcano

Create: Dino fossil

s to take home

Activities: paleontology dig boxes, dinosaur habitats, crayon rubbings, museum exploration

Demo: Engineering

Create: A boat to take home

Activities: work with simple machines, Legos, blocks, Lincoln Logs, and museum exploration

Demo: Make snow

Create: Glitter slime to take home

Activities: dry ice bubbles, ice orbs, ice habitats, and museum exploration

What Parents Say:

Your DISCOVER birthday party package includes:

  • Admission for twenty (20) guests
  • Additional guests are $25 per person
  • Use of a party room for three (3) hours
  • Pizza and juice (two slices, one juice box per person)
  • Personalized birthday cake
  • Table-covers and science-themed decorations
  • 1.5-hours interactive science activities
  • Theme of your choice
  • Three Make and Take items
  • Party Attendant
  • Printable invitations and thank you cards
  • 10% discount in the STEAMart Gift Shop
  • A “Free Child Admission” coupon for each child

Discover: No-Stress Deluxe Party

Get ready to enter the Chemistry lab! Filled with experiments for all ages. Play with dry ice bubbles, dyes, rockets, and so much more! Includes three make and take items.

Calling all space cadets. It’s time to start your training! Make an astronaut helmet and get ready to launch your rocket. 

Slime-ologists needed! This is an icky, sticky birthday that YOU don’t have to clean up after. Children will make their own slime at the Slime Bar, conduct a jello object search, experiment with non-newtonian fluid, and more. Give them what they really want: SLIME!

There’s nothing as fun as a little mystery. Use your skills in detective work to solve the mystery using science. Children play with blacklights, make a secret messages, and solve the mystery. Includes three make and take items.

  • FULL PAYMENT is due within 7 days after receipt of invoice and is nonrefundable. Payments may be made by credit card by calling the Guest Services Team at 630-859-3434 x210. You may also pay by check by visiting our Guest Services desk or by mailing it to 18W. Benton St. Aurora, Il 60506 Attn: Scheduling. 
  • ON THE DAY OF THE PARTY guests meet in the front lobby. If you haven’t given us your guest list then it must be returned on the day of your party and all guests will be admitted and checked off the list. You will be introduced to a SciTech Museum Geek and they will escort you to your party room. Two carts will be provided for presents and supplies.
  • PARENTS OF THE GUESTS are welcome to stay and have some fun but please be aware there is an admission charge for all additional guests, both children and adults.
  • FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, running, chewing gum, drinking liquids or eating is prohibited on exhibit floors. All guests are asked to wear closed toed shoes while visiting.
  • WE REQUIRE a ratio of 1:6 adults to children. All children must be accompanied by an adult during your visit.  
  • TO ENSURE a safe use of the exhibits, please read all signs and descriptions first. Feel free to ask our SciTech Museum Geeks for assistance or explanation of the exhibits. The staff is ready and willing to help.
  • DO NOT BRING confetti, silly string, helium filled balloons or additional fees may be charged.
  • IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE a rebooking fee may be applied.

These are PDF files that you can print on your own computer!

Guest List – Please give your guest list to the check-in desk so SciTech can greet your guests

SciTech Birthday Invitations – Print out these quarter-page postcards for easy invitations to your party

Thank You Cards – Encourage your child to personalize these thank you cards

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