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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

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.

Birthday parties can be held at the Science Museum for groups of at least ten children and although members of staff do not lead parties, 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.

Book your party with the Science Museum and not only do you get a great day out but you can also use our free birthday invitation template. Just download our invitation template, print out and copy it in colour, fill in your details and send to all your guests! Children can also have fun adding their own finishing touches by decorating their print-outs and sticking them to some coloured card.

Birthday packages

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

Other options are available.

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, spirit level key ring, mesh ball, rainbow Slinky and whoopee putty from our own Science Museum Store.

Catering

Mains

  • Scampi and fries
  • Beef burger and fries
  • Mac and cheese

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 5 years old. This is based on the nature and suitability of the activites involved.

Further information

Please call the call centre on 020 79424000 (09.30–17.00 Monday to Friday) and ask for the Birthday Party Coordinator or visit our Birthday Party FAQs page. You can also email us at Birthdayparties@ScienceMuseum.ac.uk.

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

Due to the high volume of visitors in the Museum, birthday party bookings cannot be taken for the October and February half terms and the Easter holidays.