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Birthday parties

For a birthday to remember bring your party to the Science Museum and experience the exciting range of activities and events on offer to make your child's day special.

Our birthday parties are suitable for ages 5-9  with a minimum of ten children. Our staff do not lead parties, however they are always on hand to help or answer any questions you may have. Due to the public nature of the attraction the Museum cannot be allocated for the exclusive use of your party.

Birthday packages

Big Screen Birthday (£12.00 per child)
An IMAX movie and a meal in our Deep Blue Café.

Birthday Co-ordinator & Booking fee - £50

This is a mandatory charge for each birthday party, which includes the birthday co-ordinator and administration costs.

Your birthday co-ordinator will act as a guide for your birthday party.
1. Escorting your group to the various different areas of the Science Museum
2. Processing your tickets and any additions on the day
3. Making sure your party arrives on time to each booked event

Your birthday co-ordinator will not supervise the children in the party and at no time should the adults of the group leave their children unattended.

Goody bags (£5.95 each)
Each goody bag contains a pen, key ring, light-up ball, rainbow Slinky and whoopee putty from our own Science Museum Store.

Catering

Sample Main Menu-– Subject to seasonal changes (Please ask for more details when booking)

  • Scampi and fries
  • Beef burger and fries
  • Mac and cheese
Please note: If you or a member of your party has a food allergy or food intolerance please let us know when booking. All food choices need to ordered in advance.

Desserts

Ice cream (1 scoop) - vanilla/chocolate/strawberry

Drinks
Milk, apple juice, orange juice and still water included.
Additional drinks available at menu prices.

Birthday Cake (£30 per cake)

Our special chef-baked double chocolate fudge birthday cakes are individually made to order on site using all natural ingredients. Each cake will yield up to 20 portions.

Please be advised that the party area in the restaurant will be available to your party for the duration of your meal but unfortunately will not be available as a base from which to host your party.

Please note: While every effort is made, we cannot guarantee the absence of nut traces in the above foods. The following are also not permitted in the Deep Blue Café due to health and safety regulations:

  • Candles
  • Balloons
  • Party poppers. 

Age restrictions

The lowest age group we accept for Science Museum birthday parties is five years old. This is based on the nature and suitability of the activities involved.

Further information

More information can be found at Birthday Party FAQs

We are currently receiving a large number of calls so email is the best way to contact us. Please send your enquiry with preferred party date, age range and number of people in your group to Birthdayparties@ScienceMuseum.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can leave a voice mail on 020 7942 4000 – press option 3 for Birthday Parties (09.30–17.00 7 days a week)

Please note that confirmation and payment of birthday parties must be made two weeks prior to the event.

Birthday parties only take place at weekends. Due to the high volume of visitors in the Museum, birthday party bookings cannot be taken for the October and February half terms, Summer, Christmas or Easter holidays.