Birthday Parties

Celebrate with Science

Looking for fun places to have birthday parties in Hickory and/or Catawba County? Catawba Science Center offers educational and engaging birthday parties for kids.
Science-themed birthday parties for kids include the two hour use of a classroom, 50 minutes of demonstrations and activities related to the party theme, and free admission for party participants to explore the science center.
For additional fees, CSC can decorate and provide gift bags, drinks, snacks and a cake.

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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, fifty minutes 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.

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Children’s Party Themes

 

Flower Power Ages 4 to 11 Discover the fascinating world of flowers. Learn how bees help flowers grow and how to do their 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 baIMG_20150616_114408956_TOPlloons. 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. IMG_20150616_113405685_HDR EDITEDPose 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 maDSC04092 Editedrine 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 DSC04044identify the tracks they leave behind. Be the creature with an animal mask you make to take home.


Out of this World Ages 6 to 12 In the out of this world party create your own lung powered rocket and launch it into Winter some figuresspace. Explore our solar system’s planets. Learn about constellations while viewing some well-known ones within the party room! Create your very own Galaxy Goo to take home.

*Planetarium shows are open to all visitors on a first come first seated basis. If you and your guests would like to view a planetarium show please be at the door when it opens 10 mins prior to the show time. Planetarium shows are not factored into your two hour party time.


 

Children’s Birthday Party Pricing

Standard Party $85 CSC Members (plus tax) — $115 Nonmembers (plus tax)

Cost includes:

  • 25 people (including the birthday child; see Guest Limits below)
  • 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

Decorated Cake (optional) $30

Guest Limits:

  • $4 additional charge for each extra person after 25 (child or adult).
  • Maximum: 35 people total.

Deluxe Party $165 CSC Members (plus tax)  — $205 Nonmembers (plus tax)

Cost includes:

  • 25 people (including the birthday child; see Guest Limits below)
  • 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
  • Decorations and paper products
  • Birthday child’s name in CSC newsletter

Decorated Cake (optional) $30

Guest Limits:

  • 25 people
  • $8 additional charge for each extra child (after 15)
  • $4 for each extra adult (after 10)
  • Maximum: 35 people total.

For more information or to make a reservation:

scheduling@catawbascience.org  

828.322.8169, ext. 301

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Payment/Refund Policy

Payment in full (Cash, Check or Credit Card) is required in order to reserve a party. If a registrant cancels a party at least two weeks in advance, CSC will issue a refund less a $10 administrative fee. If party is canceled less than two weeks before the reserved date, no refund will be given. Note: If CSC must cancel a party because of weather, or other circumstances beyond our control , we will make every effort to reschedule the party, or issue a full refund.

 

 


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