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Explosive. Educational. Extraordinary.
Discovery Place birthday parties are loaded with fun for a variety of ages.

Kids can go nose-to-fin with cool critters, create cosmetics, learn magic or even how to glow in the dark and much more. And, with no set-up or clean-up for the grown-ups, everyone can focus on having fun.

All-Inclusive Pricing

  Non-Members Members
Themed Birthday Party $295.00 $275.00
Dose of Discovery Birthday Party $215.00 $195.00

Theme Parties: includes 20 people with at least 5 adults required - option to add 3 additional guests for a total of 23 guests (18 children and at least 5 adults) at a cost of $10 per person

Dose of Discovery: includes 20 people with the option to add up to 10 additional guests for a total of 30 guests, at a cost of $10 per person

Birthday Party Information and Policies

Recent Birthday Party Testimonials

Today was the absolute best party to date!! My daughter had an amazing time and kept thanking me and everyone else for such an awesome party!! Very impressed by the service and the quality of the staff and party activities. Our part hostesses where amazing, fun, and went beyond to ensure my daughter and all of our guests had a great time.

I didn't know that the party included admission to the museum as well!!!
What a treat!! I haven't been to the museum since I was 8 and my daughters had never been before but definitely plan on coming back again and again. A very happy day all around. Thank you!!

The Rogers Family

My son had a great birthday party at the Discovery Place last Saturday. The four partyologists/team members, as well as other museum staffs, did a wonderful job accommodating our needs and taking care of our guests. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for making my son's birthday party such an easy and pleasant experience!

Also, may I have the name of the 4 partyologists/team members so I can send them a personal thank you note? We really appreciate their help and dedication!!

Thanks,
Le

Birthday Parties at Charlotte Nature Museum

From cake to snakes, Charlotte Nature Museum birthday parties are Wild By Nature. Designed for little ones ages 3-9, each party package can be customized to ensure an extraordinary experience.

With no clean-up for the grown-ups, everything is taken care of including Museum admission, birthday cake, refreshments, decorations, party favors and more! Our team also will work with you to meet individualized requests.

Click here for more details.

Birthday Parties at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville

I CAN ... Party!

Have your party at the coolest kids location in town! Designed just for our youngest partiers (ages 2-7), each party package can be customized to ensure an unforgettable birthday adventure. Choose from a Super Duper Party Package (best for our youngest friends ages 2-3) or pick-your-party theme with a Cherry on Top Package. Parties available Tuesday - Sunday.

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Birthday Parties at Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham

I CAN ... Party!

Have your birthday party at the coolest kids location in town! Designed just for our youngest partiers (ages 2-10), each birthday party package can be customized to ensure an unforgettable adventure. Located in downtown Rockingham, Discovery Place KIDS is the convenient and fun party spot for kids from all over the Sandhills.

Choose from a Super Duper Party Package (best for our youngest friends ages 2-3) or pick-your-party theme with a Cherry on Top Package. Parties available Tuesday - Sunday.

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Pick a one-of-a kind party theme

Mermaids & Sharks

Ages 3 & older

Explore and visit with our favorite fish friends in World Alive. Little partiers will visit the Touch Tank in the Explore More Life lab for an up-close look at live aquatic species including sea urchins and horseshoe crabs. Create a shark tooth or shell necklace to take home and much more.

Mini Archaeologist

Ages 3 & older

Excavate a mini-dig and sift through ancient sands, create fossil rubbing art and use archaeology tools to unearth treasures from long ago.

Little Builders

Ages 3 & older

Strap on a tool belt and grab a hard hat for an adventure in birthday fun! Understand that what goes up must come down as you and your friends explore gravity and structural concepts, and even build your own birdhouse.

Expedition Discovery

Ages 3 & older

Meet some of Discovery Place's animal residents including reptiles and invertebrates, and take a tour of the rainforest habitat in World Alive. Learn how animals use unique abilities, including camouflage, to survive in their environment.

Watch Me Glow

Ages 3 & older

Lighten up and learn about what makes things glow with ultraviolet light and a combination of chemicals. Partygoers will embark on a “Glow Hunt” to find a secret message for the birthday girl/boy and watch glow worms come
to live before their eyes!

Magic of Science

Ages 5 & older

Ever wonder what’s going on behind the curtain during your favorite magic tricks? Don a lab coat and safety goggles as you explore the magic of science! Learn the science behind the best tricks including disappearing water, fire paper and glow sticks.

Cosmetics Chemist

Ages 6 & older

Get gorgeous and learn the science behind beauty products. Make chocolate lip gloss and glitter lotion to go in your very own cosmetic bag. Create all of this while learning key components of chemistry including composition and structure!

Dose of Discovery

All Ages

Your Partyologist will kick off the first half hour with cake and refreshments, then give you and your guests time to enjoy the celebration before being escorted to the Museum to learn, play and experience the exhibitions.

Available for up to 20 people, with the option to add up to 10 additional guests for a total of 30 at a cost of $10 per person. Party favor backpacks and birthday t-shirt not included.

Add-On Option

Available by request (add to any of the above parties) $40

Reptile Meet ‘n' Greet - Meet 'n' greet a live animal and learn about its natural habitat, diet and unique adaptations. (Certain animals available upon request, but choices are subject to availability.)

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream - The birthday child will help the Partyologist conduct a cool experiment that results in ice cream.

Shark Dissection (ages 6 & older) - Learn about the underwater world of sharks as the birthday child assists with a shark dissection.

 

Birthday Party Inquiries

704.372.6261 x300birthdayparties@discoveryplace.org

Parties are available seven days a week. Themes are subject to change. Parties also are available at Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS.