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Contact the Museum Visit Coordinator

Celeste Wolfinger
Museum Visit Coordinator
812.337.1337 ext. 11
schedule@wonderlab.org

If you call and get voicemail, please leave your telephone number and the best time(s) to reach you at that number.

"This was a wonderful experience. Very organized, well planned, and entertaining. Details were all taken care of for us, even writing down who gave which gifts. Couldn't have chosen a better place to have a birthday party!"

Birthday Parties

Birthday Party PhotoWonderLab’s science birthday parties are fabulously fun and relaxing for everyone.  We offer options for every budget! Rent out a private room for a do-it-yourself party with access to the exhibit galleries. Add an exciting hands-on science activity and other options with standard and themed parties. Want to pump up the excitement even more? Rent the entire museum for your birthday!

The following time slots are available for birthday celebrations during public hours. Rentals of the entire museum take place in the evening or on Sunday mornings.

  • Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 am | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Sundays 1:30 - 3:00 pm | 2:30 - 4:00 pm
  • First Friday Evening (of the month) 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Standard Birthday Party

    • A science lab experiment guided by the party host using real lab equipment. Select one!
    • Museum admission for total number of children and adults
    • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
    • Staff member to host your party, help with set-up and clean up, and lead science activity
    • Tables, chairs, minimal party decorations and compostable tableware set up in party room
    • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day
    • Favor bags for all children

    Pricing for maximum 20 guests (children and adults)
    Members: $190 | Nonmembers: $210

    Pricing for maximum 40 guests (children and adults)
    Members: $300 | Nonmembers: $320

  • Themed Birthday Party

    • An exciting theme party with matching science demo and craft activity for your party!
    • Delicious themed birthday cake 
    • Museum admission for total number of children and adults
    • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
    • Staff member to host your party, help with set-up and clean up, and lead science activity
    • Tables, chairs, themed party decorations and compostable tableware set up in party room
    • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day
    • Special themed science activity in the private party room
    • Favor bags for all children with themed science toys

    Pricing for maximum 20 guests (children and adults)
    Members: $230 | Nonmembers: $250

    Pricing for maximum 40 guests (children and adults)
    Members: $350 | Nonmembers: $370

  • Basic Room Rental

    • Museum admission for total number of children and adults
    • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
    • Tables and chairs set up in party room
    • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day
    • Options (extra fee): cake order, birthday t-shirt, favor bags, compostable tableware

    Pricing for maximum 20 guests (children and adults) $125
    Pricing for maximum 40 guests (children and adults) $225
    Pricing for options:
    • Birthday cake: $30 for 1/4 sheet | $45 for 1/2 sheet
    • Party favor bags: $30 for single room rental | $60 for double room rental 
    • Compostable tableware: $20 for single room rental | $40 for double room rental

  • After Hours Birthday Party Rental of Whole Museum

    • The entire museum is exclusively open just 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
    • Compostable tableware
    • Favor bags for all children
    • Delicious birthday cake (half sheet size) 

    Click here for more details on museum rentals.

    Pricing for maximum 50 guests (children and adults) $650
    Pricing for maximum 100 guests (children and adults) $750