Have your birthday party at Great Lakes Science Center!

Celebrate your child’s next birthday with Great Lakes Science Center! Kid-friendly activities plus hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore create the perfect atmosphere for any child’s party! Recommended for kids ages 4-12!

Birthday party times are 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Please note that outside entertainment and food (not including cake), helium balloons and alcoholic beverages are not permitted for birthday parties.


Our packages make planning easy - you bring the kids, we bring the fun. Your next birthday is sure to be a blast!

Standard Birthday Party – $275 ($255 members)

  • All-day admission for 20 guests (adults and children), including the host family
  • Exclusive use of a decorated party space for 90 minutes
  • One free parking pass
  • T-shirt for the birthday child

Ultimate Birthday Bash - $375 ($355 members)

  • All-day admission for 20 (adults and children), including the host family
  • Exclusive use of a decorated party space for 90 minutes
  • One free parking pass
  • T-shirt for the birthday child
  • Dedicated staff educator for the duration of the party
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Toppings Bar
  • Staff-led interactive demonstration
  • Available topics include: Bubbles, Outer Space Meets Inner Astronaut, The Science of Magic and Wizardry and BattleBots (additional $5 per person fee). Full demonstration descriptions are available below. 
  • Cupcake cake and fruit punch 

Optional Add-ons:

  • Pizza (8 slices per pizza) - Choice of cheese ($23), Pepperoni ($25) or Veggie ($25)
  • Assorted Deli Sandwich Board - $7 per person (minimum 10), choose two of the following:
    • Smoked turkey and cheddar on whole wheat
    • Roast sirloin of beef on focaccia
    • Grilled chicken and provolone on ciabatta
    • Ham and Swiss on pretzel bread
    • "ZLT" flatbread sandwich (vegetarian option)
  • Chicken Tenders and Waffle Fries - $8 per person (minimum 10), served with ketchup and ranch dressing
  • Mac & Cheese Pan - $4.50 per person (minimum 10)
  • Assorted Cookie and Brownie Platter - $30.50 per dozen
  • Lemonade - $2 per person
  • Assorted canned soda - $3 per person 
  • Pre-paid guest parking - $7 per car
  • Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater Film - $7 per child and $9 per adult


Demonstrations are included exclusively in Ultimate Birthday Bash parties. Content is tailored exclusively to the birthday child's age range. Please see below for more detail or contact us at 216-621-2400.

Who doesn't love bubbles? This party is great for our youngest guests. Our expert "Bubble-ologist" will teach you the basics of bubbles and create mysterious moon bubbles and funny foggy bubbles!

Outer Space Meets Inner Astronaut!
3…2…1…BLAST OFF! Guests will enjoy building and launching their own miniature rockets.

The Science of Magic and Wizardry 
Skewer a balloon and watch electricity flow from your fingertips! Learn about the science behind our magic tricks.

Children experiment with motors and motion as they create and decorate their very own robot to take home. From jumping and spinning to battling and bouncing, these bots are fun for everyone. Additional $5 per guest.

Book your party!

To register, call 216-621-2400 and save your date! Please make your reservation at least three to four weeks in advance of your party date. And remember, Science Center members receive a $20 discount!