Birthday Packages

Break the birthday mold without breaking the bank. Birthday parties at Discovery Center are easy, fun-filled and unforgettable. We’ve got birthday parties down to a science! Our experienced staff does all the work, so you and your group can have all the fun! Party packages range from a simple room rental to our Deluxe Birthday Bash.

We offer a wide variety of packages to suit your individual interests and needs. Our friendly staff can assist you with set-up and clean-up. You can even order goodie bags from our gift shop, so your guests can take the fun home with them. Due to the high demand of our Birthday Parties and Rentals please reserve your space at least 10 business days before the party date.  To schedule a birthday party, call 815-963-6769 Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or email Discovery Center.

 

Basic Birthday Party Package

$125 ($113 for members)-up to 2 hours
$50 deposit

Ten children (including birthday child) and four adults are included in the party package. Five additional children may be invited to the party for an additional fee of $8 each. Up to six additional adults may be included at a cost of $5 each. (A maximum of 25 people can be in the Birthday Party Room due to fire code,  All larger groups will need to rent one of our other rooms.) For spaces that can accommodate larger groups click here.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of reservation.

The package includes:

  • Private use of special party room with separate entrance
  • Assistance of Discovery Center staff
  • Invitations (you can pick them up or we can mail them to you for $2.00)
  • Cupcakes (your choice of chocolate or white cake with frosting and sprinkles)
  • Fruit punch
  • Museum exploration time
  • Paper products

 

Make it a Deluxe Party with any or all of these options:

  • Goodie bags (includes free pass): $5 per child
  • 8" round personalized cake: $12 or 1/4 personalized Sheet Cake: $18 (These options are an upgrade from cupcakes. To add a cake in addition to cupcakes add $12 to the prices shown.)
  • Small personalized round cake for birthday child: $10.00
  • Large cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizza: $12
  • Activity add-ons: $3 per child -Slimy Science or Volcano Experiment.

 

SPECIAL PACKAGES!!!

Outer Space Party

$160 ($144 for members)-up to 2 hours

Includes admission and Planetarium show for 10 children and 4 adults

  • Awesome outer space glasses to decorate
  • Party favor plus outer space tablecloth, napkins, juice and cupcakes for the kids
  • Extra children $10.00 each / Adults $6.00

 Princess Party

$160 ($144 for members)-up to 2 hours

Includes admission for 10 children and 4 adults

  • Make your own princess crown
  • Take home "princess" cup with goodies from the gift shop
  • Party tablecloth, centerpiece, napkins, juice and cupcakes for the kids.
  • Extra children $10.00 each / Adults $6.00

 

birthday party room emptyBirthday Party Room Rental

$75 (2 hours)

Rent the Discovery Center birthday party room for $75 and receive discounted Museum admission prices for your party: $6.00 per person. Up to 15 children and 10 adults allowed. Party planners may bring their own food; however, no kitchen facilities are available and renter is responsible for room clean up. Decorations are limited to balloon bouquets. Full payment for room is due at time of booking. To schedule a birthday party room rental, call 815-963-6769 or email Discovery Center.  A maximum of 25 people can be in the Birthday Party Room due to fire code,  All larger groups will need to rent one of our other rooms. 

For spaces that can accommodate larger groups click here.