Science Celebration

Your party package includes:
  • A party for 10 party guests, including the guest of honour
  • Choice of science-themed experience led by Discovery Centre party host
  • 1 hour in a private party room
  • Juice box, water, plates, cutlery and napkins for guests
  • Self-guided exploration of Discovery Centre following your birthday party

Choose your themed experience:

*Featured theme: Customized themed experience that will renew with featured Exhibit.

Tiny Explorers
(Age 4 & under)

Designed especially for the littlest guests, this party package features 25-minutes of experiments, art and exploration, including painting with magnets and creating a soda fountain. Your host will deliver a series of mini activities to keep your tiny explorers entertained, engaged and curious.

Buried Bones
(Ages 5-7)

Discover the many different habitats in which dinosaurs once lived and learn how these giants may have survived in the most extreme conditions. Using similar tools as real palaeontologists, you’ll get to uncover a hidden dinosaur, craft your own display and take it home for all to see!

Birthday CSI
(Ages 8+)

Someone has hidden all the ingredients we need to perform a birthday explosion! We need your help to unravel the clues and solve the mystery using a little forensic science. If you can find the culprit, we promise that this party will end with a bang!

Underwater Adventure
(Ages 5+)

Have a ‘whale of a time’ exploring the ocean blue at the Discovery Centre! Your party will dive into different ocean zones and learn about some of the sea’s most unique inhabitants before setting sail for the new Bill & Janet Murphy Ocean Gallery! There, your guests will have gallons of fun, including an up-close experience with local sea creatures in our Touch Pool!*

*This program is not suggested for persons with seafood allergies or sensitivity to salt water

NEW! Survival Safari
(Ages 5+)

Become party animals with our wildest birthday party yet! Hang with a sloth, shuffle with a chameleon, and tiptoe with a tarantula as we discover animal movement in “Survival Safari!” Party guests will discover and transform into different animals with a fun-filled activity as we explore our featured exhibit, Survival of the Slowest. Be prepared for this wild and wondrous party experience and don’t forget to bring your wild imagination!

Party Details
Our Birthday Party host will greet you at our admissions desk and help guide you and your birthday party guests to your private room and make sure you have everything you need for the next hour. This is your time to eat, drink and open presents! At the end of your private room time, your host will take over and lead your guests through the special themed experience. Once your activity is complete, your guests can explore the Discovery Centre’s many exhibits. Best of all, we do the cleanup!
$200+tax for initial 10 party guests & 5 adults

  • Additional guest: $20+tax
  • Additional Adult: $7+tax
Food Options
Make it a pizza party with freshly delivered Alexandra’s large cheese or pepperoni pizza! Only $18.50+tax per pizza.
Good to Know
What’s provided: Juice boxes, water jug, plastic glasses, cake slicer, candles, lighter, plates, napkins

Timing: Parties can last between 2-3 hours in total. One hour in the party room, 30-minute demonstration and ~1.5 hours of self-guided exploration of the Discovery Centre.

Maximum Capacity: Total of 30 people (includes birthday child, guests and adults)

Parking: Available in the surrounding areas on the Halifax Waterfront and Seaport Market. Great resource for downtown parking: Click here!

Child/Adult Ratio
We recommend a 1:2 adult ratio for this birthday party to help facilitate and organize the party guests during private room time, activities and exploration of the Discovery Centre.

Disclaimer: Please note that our staff are not responsible for caring for your children. We highly recommend ensuring that you meet the child to parent ratio to help facilitate the exploration of the centre, as well as your time in the private party room and during the party activities.

Please note at that pricing is subject to an additional 15% tax on all applicable costs.

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