Birthday Parties

MiSci’s birthday party options include everything from IMAX® films, planetarium shows, a shirt for the birthday child, and a hands-on activity with our educators. Use this electronic invite to e-mail invitations to your guests! Call 313.577.8400, Option 5, to schedule your party.

Can’t make it to MiSci? We’ll come to you with our Traveling Science birthday parties. Learn more here.

Hands-On Birthday Activities

KitchenChemistry54Science Spectacular
Explore the wonders of chemistry and make special concoctions in our Centennial Lab. Gross out your friends with super slime, amazing Alka-Seltzer and much more!

Super Space Adventure
Ever dream of visiting the moon, taking an up-close look at the sun, or exploring our solar system? Make your birthday party a super space adventure!

Music Magic
Shake, rattle, and roll as you discover the science behind sound! Become an inventor as you create your own musical instrument!

New! Science of Toys
Become an inventor as you discover the science behind your favorite toys! Invent your own toy to take home! This party pairs great with a visit to our new special exhibit, Toytopia. Available starting Oct. 17.

New! T. rex Trouble
Explore our new exhibit, A T. rex named Sue, then try your hand at creating your own dinosaur fossil in this exciting prehistoric party! Available starting Oct. 17.

Packages include:

  • General admission for all guests
  • 3 hour use of party space
  • Birthday party host
  • Hands-on activity with our educators
  • Birthday child t-shirt
  • Free e-invitations via our website


Small Groups (up to 15 guests)

  • $200 for members, $250 for non-members

Large Groups (up to 30 guests)

  • $350 for members, $400 for non-members

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Private rental of Kids Town (1 hour) – $100
  • IMAX® or planetarium (small groups – $45/large groups – $75)
  • Toytopia (1 hour): small groups – $49/large groups – $99

Guests include children and adults. Parties are available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m. and Sundays 2 – 5 p.m. ONLY. Adventures for birthday children ages 5 and under take place in Kids Town. Adventures for birthday children ages 6 and older take place in Centennial Lab. All Science Spectacular parties will take place in Centennial Lab.ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. The Michigan Science Center reserves the right to change prices, times and programs without notice. All programs are subject to availability. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required  and due upon confirmation. Balance and a final count of attendees is due no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the event. All changes to your final count will be subject to availability. Groups that arrive with more than their final count will be charged the walk-in rate for each person over the reserved amount, subject to space availability. Should your arrival date attendance fall lower than the confirmed amount, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED. The Michigan Science Center reserves the right to move the party location. The Michigan Science Center does not provide food, provisions, or tabletop decorations, but guests are invited to bring their own. No helium balloons. For parking information, please visit our Directions and Maps page.