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Birthday Parties

Celebrate with Science!
Catawba Science Center offers educational and engaging birthday parties for all ages, even adults.

Children’s Birthday Party Hours
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Parties include the two hour use of a classroom, one hour of demonstrations and activities related to the party theme, and free admission for party participants to the science center.  For additional fees, CSC can decorate and provide gift bags, drinks, snacks and a cake.


Children’s Party Themes

NEW: Flower Power
Ages 4 to 11
Discover the fascinating world of flowers. Learn how bees help flowers grow and how to do their own unique dance. Make your own “flower bomb” to take home and find out the main ingredients needed to help the flowers grow.

Science Magic
Ages 7 to 12
Watch a variety of “magical” physical science demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and exploding balloons. Cool tricks teach concepts of chemistry, matter, physical and chemical changes. Make homemade silly putty while doing some experimentation of your own.

Dino-Mite
Ages 3 to 8
Discover the world of dinosaurs as you excavate and identify fossils to learn how they were formed. Pose with Apatosaurus and T. rex bone models and visualize the creatures’ immense proportions. Make a souvenir fossil with modeling clay.

Seashore Celebration
Ages 4 to 8
Journey to the “beach” and get an up-close look at live, aquatic specimens like sea urchins and horseshoe crabs, while learning how these creatures have adapted to marine life. Examine shells, make fish prints and a dry aquarium.

Meet the Animals
Ages 3 to 12
A wildly popular party. Meet some of CSC’s live residents (reptiles and arthropods), examine animal pelts and identify the tracks they leave behind. Be the creature with an animal mask you make to take home.

Earth and Sky Spectacular
Ages 6 to 12
Explore the universe through an immersive experience in CSC’s digital planetarium. Visit seldom seen undersea worlds, take a trip through the solar system and faraway galaxies. Make your very own model of Saturn. Ask for featured show title when booking this party, since show schedules change.


Children’s Birthday Party Pricing

Standard Party
Cost: $85 CSC Members
$115 Nonmembers

Cost includes up to 15 children (including the birthday child) and 10 adults. $4 additional charge for each extra person (child or adult). Max. 25 children, 35 people total.

Includes:
2-hour use of the party room
50-minute hands-on program (included in 2 hours)
Theme-related Make & Take item
Free admission to CSC exhibits for all attending children and adults
Birthday child’s name in CSC newsletter

Earth & Sky Spectacular Standard Party
Cost: $135 CSC Members
$165 Nonmembers

Cost includes up to 15 children (including the birthday child) and 10 adults. $5 additional charge for each extra person (child or adult). Max. 25 children, 35 people total.

Includes:
2-hour use of the party room
20-minute hands-on program (included in 2 hours)
30-minute planetarium presentation (Star talk or digital show)
Theme-related Make & Take item
Free admission to CSC exhibits for all attending children and adults
Birthday child’s name in CSC newsletter

Deluxe Party
Cost: $165 CSC Members
$205 Nonmembers
Decorated Cake (optional) $30

Cost includes up to 15 children (including birthday child) and 10 adults. $8 additional charge for each extra child and $4 for each extra adult. Max. 25 children, 35 people total.

Includes:
2-hour use of the party room, including 50-minute hands-on program
Theme-related Make & Take item
Free admission of CSC exhibits for all attending children and adults
Special T-shirt for the birthday child
Goody bag for every guest child
Soda, juice boxes, chips & animal crackers
Cake (optional), decorations and paper products
Birthday child’s name in CSC newsletter

Earth & Sky Spectacular Deluxe Party
Cost: $235 CSC members
$305 Nonmembers
Decorated cake (optional) $30

Cost includes up to 15 children (including birthday child) and 10 adults. $9 additional charge for each extra child and $5 for each extra adult. Max. 25 children, 35 people total.

Includes:
2-hour use of the party room, including 20-minute hands-on program
30-minute planetarium presentation (star talk or digital show)
Theme-related Make & Take item
Free admission of CSC exhibits for all attending children and adults
Special T-shirt for the birthday child
Goody bag for every guest child
Soda, juice boxes, chips & animal crackers
Cake (optional), decorations and paper products
Birthday child’s name in CSC newsletter

 
 

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