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Science Museum Birthday Party FAQs

What is included in a Wonderlab Party?

Hopefully we’ve thought of everything you need to make your party a success. A Wonderlab Party includes invites, priority access to Wonderlab and a Wonderlab Science Show, followed by a kids' meal in our Deep Blue Restaurant and a birthday cake to finish. Each child will also get a Museum Handbook—or for younger children a sticker book—and a Party Bag to take home with them. 

As a special gift for the birthday child we’ll also include a Wonderlab Annual Family Pass so your family can come back to Wonderlab as many times as you want.  

What time do I need to arrive?

Wonderlab Parties start at 10.15, 11.45, 13.15 and 14.45. You’ll need to be at the Museum’s Info Desk next to the main exit at this time to meet your host, who will take you to Wonderlab.

What are the food choices?

For the children you can choose between tomato penne pasta, a burger with fries or homemade fish fingers and fries, followed by a jelly pot or crispy rice cake, with juice, milk or water to drink.

Adult meals are not included in the cost of the party. The latest menu can be found on the Deep Blue webpage and you are welcome to book and pay for adult meals in advance. You can also do this on the day, but if you choose to do so we cannot guarantee that your food will arrive at the same time as the children's.

Let us know in advance if any of your party have allergies, intolerances or specific dietary requirements and we can create a separate meal to suit your needs.

When booking your party please select the pasta, burger or fish finger menu for your group. You can change your preferences later as long as we have the final numbers of meals required and details of any dietary needs a week before your party.

How do I access the party invitations?

The template for the party invitations will be sent out with your booking confirmation.

What is included in the Party Bag?

The party bag includes a notepad, bouncy ball, a Science Museum lollipop, highlighter and pen.  

Contents may vary from time to time but they will always be equally desirable and of the same value.

How many children can I invite to a Wonderlab Party?

A Wonderlab Party is designed for a minimum of 10 children, however you can add extra places up to a week before the party. Please note that parties booked for the 10.15 and 11.45 time slots have a maximum capacity of 15 children. The 13.15 and 14.45 slots can accommodate up to 20 children.

What if I need to cancel the Party? Can I get a refund?

We hope you won't need to cancel your party but we understand that sometimes this may be necessary. If you do decide to cancel your event we can offer a full refund as long as the cancellation is made more than five working days in advance of the date of the party, less a cancellation fee of £50 to cover our costs. If you cancel less than five working days before the party unfortunately we cannot offer you a refund. We are also unable to provide refunds for guests who do not attend on the day.

Please read the terms and conditions in full before booking.

Do Museum staff look after the children?

While we're happy to help you where we can, we unable to supervise the children during the party and they will remain your responsibility throughout. We therefore require that your party has one adult for every eight children. The cost of the party includes two adult tickets to Wonderlab for parties of 10–16 children, and three tickets for parties of 17–2o. If you would like to include more adults in your party, entry to Wonderlab will be charged at the standard day rate of £8.

Can I have candles on the cake?

Candles are not allowed in the Science Museum as the Museum’s Fire Safety Regulations prohibit naked flames. We’re happy for you to bring LED candles as an alternative and your host can arrange for them to be put on the cake for you.

Can I visit other galleries while at the Museum? 

Once you’ve had your cake you’re free to explore the rest of the Museum. Your host will leave you at this point so you will need to make your own way around. Each child will be given a Museum Handbook to help you decide what to go and see. Whether your child loves space, aeroplanes or computers, there’s something for everyone.

Please note that the Museum's opening hours are 10.00–18.00, so if you’re booking the 14.45 slot you may want to arrive early to explore the Museum before meeting your host.

Are there any other activities I can book to make the birthday party extra special?

If you would like to include extra activities for your party to enjoy we recommend adding a 3D IMAX film, a Legend of Apollo experience or Red Arrows 3D simulator screening to your booking. You can also purchase Science Museum t-shirts for each child as a reminder of the day.

Download full terms and conditions