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WonderLab’s science birthday parties are fabulously fun for children and adults and several options are available to fit your budget! Rent out a private room for a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) party with access to the exhibit galleries or have a hosted Super Science Party with all the frills! No worries for parents of young children who attend the party. Adult chaperones are free for all birthday parties!

Want to pump up the excitement even more? Rent the entire museum for your birthday!

“My son celebrated his birthday at WonderLab today and I am so happy with how everything went. WonderLab makes it incredibly easy to host a party. All I did was show up with the cake and some drinks. They do an activity with the kids, our party included an animal presentation – a bearded dragon – goodie bags for the kids, and the price includes admission for everyone attending. I highly recommend having birthday parties at WonderLab!”

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Super Science Party Package

  • Staff member to host your party, help with set-up and clean up
  • A science lab experiment guided by the staff host
  • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
  • Tables, chairs, party decorations and compostable tableware
  • Party favor bags for all children
  • Museum admission for total number of children
  • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day


Book It!  812.337.1337 ext. 11

Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
First Friday Evening (every month) 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Regular Party Room (maximum of 10 children): $175 members/ $195 nonmembers
Large Party Room (maximum of 20 children): $265 members/ $295 nonmembers
Adult chaperones for children’s parties are free.

Super Science Party Activities

The Super Science party package begins with hands-on lab experiments and/or demonstrations guided by WonderLab’s birthday party host. Activities can be adjusted for the age of the birthday party guests. The rest of the time is spent exploring the museum and enjoying party refreshments.

Prehistoric Party

Be a paleontologist as you dig for fossil pieces (colored pasta) to finish a dinosaur model. Then make a dinosaur footprint ‘fossil’ to take home!

Super Science Sampler

Sample different areas of science with three exciting activities. Create foam with our “elephant toothpaste” activity, have a live animal demonstration, and experiment with color in a tie dye activity to take home.

Magic Mysteries

Learn the science behind a few popular magic tricks as you watch a live magic milk and density demonstration and perform your own color changing message experiments!

Wild Animals

Have a private live animal presentation with a WonderLab animal care specialist featuring one of the museum’s feature creatures! Then, learn about the six main biomes by matching animals to each one.

Superhero Powers

Dress up as your favorite superhero and learn the science behind special superhero powers of strength, invisibility, and electricity! Take pictures in front of a superhero-inspired backdrop.

Fizzy Fun Reactions

Mix acids and bases and observe the chemical reaction. Use science to inflate a balloon, create foam in the popular “elephant’s toothpaste” experiment, and make a “lava lamp” in a glass beaker!

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Party

  • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
  • Tables and chairs set up in party room
  • Museum admission for total number of children
  • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day
Book It!  812.337.1337 ext. 11

Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
First Friday Evening (every month) 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 11:30 am | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Regular Party Room (maximum of 10 children): $125
Large Party Room (maximum of 20 children): $225
Adult chaperones for children’s parties are free.

Party favor bags

$2 per bag | Added cost if you wish to customize your party favor bags with more selections from the museum gift store!

Evening Birthday Party Bash

  • The entire museum is open exclusively for you and your guests for up to two hours
  • Lab rooms ABC are set up with tables and chairs for a party room
  • Staff members set up and clean up, and facilitate enjoyment of exhibit galleries
  • Party favor bags for all children
  • Compostable tableware

Birthday FAQs

All party reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. However, the earlier you make your reservation the more likely your preferred party date and time will be available.
The large party room (click here for diagram) has six tables for guests and is double the size of the small party room.
These numbers of birthday party guests, along with adult chaperones, are the maximum number of people who can comfortably use the regular and large private party rooms. If your party has a greater number of guests, please consider renting the museum for 50 to 300 guests.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the party cost is required at the time you make the reservation. This deposit will ensure that your birthday party room is reserved for your requested day and time. The rest of your payment is due the day of your party after all the fun!
Yes. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Please call Celeste Wolfinger, museum visit coordinator, at 812-337-1337 ext. 11 if you need to reschedule or cancel your party. Full payment will be charged in the event of a “no call, no show” on the day of the party. Deposits are non refundable.
No. The supervision of the children, during and after the party, is the responsibility of the adults hosting the party.
Party favor bags include four items: One free museum pass, WonderLab rainbow glasses, color change pencil, lollipop, and a science toy.
You may bring any decorations that can be held up with masking tape or painters tape, or that can rest on a window sill or table. Balloons are allowed. You are welcome to bring any food as long as it remains in your private party room. We have a refrigerator/freezer to store drinks, ice cream and other perishable items on the day of your scheduled party. Pizza delivery is acceptable as long as there is someone to receive the pizza at the museum entrance.

Pinatas and games or toys, that will not be given as gifts, are not allowed. For more specific information on what is not allowed, contact Ella Heckman, birthday coordinator, at 812-337-1337 ext. 23.

Parties start at different times. Use this model of a 10:00 am start time as an example.
9:30 am – You and your family can arrive (1/2 hour before guests)
10:00 am – Guests start to arrive and children play on the second floor until we think most guests have arrived and are ready to start the party
10:30 am – We usually start with the party activity
10:50 am – Refreshments and cake served
11:15 am – Open gifts (optional)
11:30 am – Explore the museum on your own. (note: guests can stay until museum closes)
Other Questions?

Contact the Events and Group Visits Manager
Celeste Wolfinger
812.337.1337 ext. 11
If you call and get voicemail, please leave your telephone number and the best time(s) to reach you at that number.