Note: The Science Center will not be hosting VIP Party Experiences during the months of June, July, August, or September.

How do you engineer the perfect birthday celebration? Upgrade your child’s big day to a new VIP Party Lab experience at Great Lakes Science Center! Each party includes admission for up to 20 guests, 10 parking passes, four hours of private room rental, an hour of guided science activity with a member of our STEM team, and of course, all-day access to the Science Center and hundreds of hands-on exhibits.  

Birthday party bookings are available on Saturdays and Sundays and are held in the newly remodeled PPG Lab on the second floor.


Choose a party theme for your curious scientist! Each VIP experience includes demonstrations by our STEM Scientist that prove science can have some amazing and unexpected results! All parties include a fun hands on activity as well. 

Curious Chemistry 
Put on your goggles as we become chemists! We will introduce basic chemical reactions in a fun and exciting way. From “magical” mixtures to launching rockets. Best for ages 6-12.

Amp it Up! 
Witness the electrifying effects of energy in an exciting demonstration and create with circuits to construct your own Jumping Jitterbug! Best for ages 6-12.

The Magic of Science
See “magical” demonstrations and investigate how items can change color, float in thin air and disappear right before your eyes – all with science. Become a magician-scientist yourself and create your own invisible picture or message and use science to make it appear! This party is recommended for younger guests (ages 3-5).


VIP Party Labs are $499 or $450 for Science Center members. To register, call 216-621-2400! Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance of your party date. Full payment is due at the time of registration and reservations are not confirmed until payment has been received.  Additional guests beyond the 20 person limit are $30 per person. Maximum capacity is 40 people. All food and beverage, with the exception of birthday cake, must be ordered through Great Lakes Science Center.


Add fuel to your party! Treat your guests to delicious options from our in-house caterers, Levy Restaurants, including flatbread pizza, mac and cheese, salad and breadsticks, cheeseburger sliders, cookies, brownies and soft drinks. For a full menu and pricing options, contact us at edhelp@glsc.org


Check out the VIP Party Lab Room below!