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. Discovery Center Birthday Parties fill up fast so reserve a room today. To schedule a birthday party, call 815-963-6769 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 $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, Volcano Experiment and Make a Straw Rocket.




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.