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Birthday Party Packages

At Science Central, we have birthday party FUN down to a SCIENCE! Our all-online system makes planning your next birthday party fast and easy - pick your date, select a package, and even browse through optional activities and themes! Click on the bubbling red beaker to get started!

Birthday Parties


Program Policy

FAQ

Registration Deadline How many total participants may I invite?
Alternative Registration Method What happens if the expected number of participants change after registration?
Changes in Package & Cancellations Can I bring paper products and decorations?
Additional Unexpected Guests Can I bring pinatas?
Day of Party Procedure Can I bring food?
Special Dietary Needs What about presents?
Science Central Members  
Photo Policy  
Programming Change  
Science4U Birthday Parties Birthday Parties  

 

Program Policy

Registration Deadline

You must purchase online at least 14 days prior to the date of a scheduled program. Availability is on a first come, first served basis, and some dates may not be available at Science Central's discretion. Email confirmations are sent after purchasing a package.


Alternative Registration Method

While we prefer online purchases, you may also schedule an appointment to meet with the Registrar at 260-424-2400 ext. 451 to purchase a Birthday Party Package. Birthday Parties can not be scheduled over the phone. Note: Online purchasers will receive preferrential treatment over in-person purchasers. 


Changes in Package & Cancellations

The deadline to make changes to your package size, activity, or theme is 14 days prior to the event. No additions, subtractions or refunds can be made after that date. A full refund will be issued if the party is cancelled at least 14 days prior to the event.  To make changes or cancel your party, contact the Registrar at 260-424-2400 ext. 451. For programming questions, contact the Special Programs Manager at 260-424-2400 ext. 427.


Additional Unexpected Guests

If there is room, Science Central will attempt to accommodate additional unexpected guests on the day of a birthday party. Full, regular price admission for these guests will need to be covered by either the guest or by the person who booked the party. The unexpected guests will not receive food or drinks. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate unexpected children by allowing them to participate with activities although this may not always be possible.


Day of Party Procedure

Party guests will need to check-in at Admissions. They will receive a wristband to identify your guests to Science Central's staff. Depending on the party size, this could take several minutes if all the guests arrive at once. We recommend arriving early to check-in. If you do not show up early and your party gets started late, we can not reschedule or extend your time in the party room.


Special Dietary Needs

Science Central is not able to accommodate food allergies or special dietary needs.  If you have concerns about the potential for complications during an event, please plan to accommodate your own needs.


Science Central Members

Science Central Deluxe Members get a discount on birthday party packages. 


Photo Policy

Science Central and the media frequently take photos/videos of visitors which may be used for future Science Central promotions or publicity.  These photos may be used without your consent and without compensation.  If you do not want your image used, please avoid photographers and inform them of your desire.  As a visitor, you are welcome to take photos for non-commercial use at Science Central.


Programming Change

All programs are subject to change at Science Central's discretion.


Science4U Birthday Parties

Please note that Science4U Birthday Parties are not purchased in the same way as an on-site Birthday Party Package. You can request a Science4U Birthday Party here.


FAQ

How many total participants may I invite? 

Birthday Party Package sizes acommodate up to either 15, 20, or 30 total participants (adults & children).


What happens if the expected number of participants changes after purchasing a package? 

The deadline to make changes to your package size, activity, or theme is 14 days prior to the event. No additions, subtractions or refunds can be made after that date. You may call the Registrar at 260-424-2400 ext. 451 to update your package or reduce the number of guests until 14 days before the party date. It is better to err on the side of extra guests. Otherwise, see Additional Unexpected Guests.


Can I bring paper products and decorations? 

Science Central will provide Happy Birthday plates, napkins, and cups for non-theme parties, and themed paper products for parties with a theme. Please do not plan to bring your own products and decorations as Science Central cannot guarantee time for you to enter the room before the party is scheduled to begin.


Can I bring pinatas or other party poppers? 

No, pinatas and party poppers will not be allowed.


Can I bring food? 

Yes, feel free to bring food for your party guests to eat in the public eating area either before or after your party.  You will not have time to eat it during your scheduled party, but since the eating area is a public space you can enjoy it there. It is on a first come, first served basis.


What about presents? 

Yes, feel free to bring presents for your birthday child  You will not have time to open presents during your scheduled party, but since the eating area is a public space you can open them there. The party slots are one-hour in length, and we will use that entire hour for the party.


 

Need help purchasing a Birthday Party Package?

We are happy to have Birthday Party Packages available online for purchase! We know you might have questions about purchasing online, so please check out our Policy & FAQ page. If you are still having trouble or your question is not answered there, please contact the Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!