WonderLab Birthday Parties are fabulously fun for children and adults! Our affordable options are created to fit your budget and your child’s interests. Reserve a Super Science Party and be prepared to be treated like birthday royalty with your own party hosts, hands-on activities, decorations and numerous themes to choose from! Looking for something simpler? Try a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) party which includes a private room and access to the museum for all of your guests!

Want something bigger? Rent the entire museum for you and your 50+ closest friends! After all, you deserve it…

New for 2019!  Receive 20% off the price of a cookie cake at Baked! when you have your birthday party at WonderLab!  Just show your WonderLab party confirmation letter to the staff at Baked! when you pick up your cookie cake at Baked! or have the cookie cake delivered to WonderLab.  Please call Baked! to order your cookie cake.

Birthday Party Types

Super Science Birthday Party Package

Each Super Science birthday party includes a party room for 1.5 hours and a party host to lead you and your guests through the events of the day. Leave the set up and clean up to us! We will supply the plates, napkins, cups, forks, spoons, table cloths, party favor bags as well as some light “themed” decorating. Each child will participate in a science-themed activity as well as some hands-on museum fun.  Plus, enjoy exploration of the museum galleries for the rest of the day!

You may bring your own cake, drinks and food.  Museum admission is included for you and your guests.

Super Science Party for Ages 1-3
Super Science Parties for Ages 4-7
Super Science Parties for Ages 8+

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Party

Know exactly what you want to do for your party? Book a DIY Party and let your imagination run wild. Each DIY Party includes a private party room for up to 1.5 hours, tables and chairs set up in the party room, and museum admission for the total number of party guests.  Plus, enjoy exploration of museum galleries during the party AND for the rest of the day!

DIY PARTY DETAILS

Museum Birthday Party Bash

Watch the museum come alive after hours with the celebration of your birthday party! Invite 50 to 300 of your best friends and family members to enjoy your celebration. This party includes:

  • The ENTIRE museum is open exclusively for you and your guests for up to two hours
  • Not one, not two, but THREE lab rooms set up with tables and chairs
  • Trained staff members to set up, clean up, and facilitate the enjoyment of exhibits
  • Exclusive use of the museum and garden for 50-300 guests
  • Accessible facilities, including elevator and restrooms
  • Flexible set-up for buffets, sit-down meals or lectures
  • Two floors of multi-sensory exhibits
  • Integrated whole museum sound system
  • Digital projection system and screen

For more information, contact the Events and Group Visits Manager at 812-337-1337 ext. 11

Birthday FAQs

All party reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. However, the earlier you make your reservation the more likely your preferred party date and time will be available.
The large party room (click here for diagram) has six tables for guests and is double the size of the small party room.

These numbers of birthday party guests, along with adult chaperones, are the maximum number of people who can comfortably use the regular and large private party rooms. If your party has a greater number of guests, please consider renting the museum for 50 to 300 guests.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the party cost is required at the time you make the reservation. This deposit will ensure that your birthday party room is reserved for your requested day and time. The rest of your payment is due the day of your party after all the fun!
Yes. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Please call Celeste Wolfinger, museum visit coordinator, at 812-337-1337 ext. 11 if you need to reschedule or cancel your party. Full payment will be charged in the event of a “no call, no show” on the day of the party. Deposits are non refundable.
No. The supervision of the children, during and after the party, is the responsibility of the adults hosting the party.

Party favor bags include four items: One free museum pass, WonderLab rainbow glasses, color change pencil, and a science toy.

You may bring any decorations that can be held up with masking tape or painters tape, or that can rest on a window sill or table. Balloons are allowed. You are welcome to bring any food as long as it remains in your private party room. We have a refrigerator/freezer to store drinks, ice cream and other perishable items on the day of your scheduled party. Pizza delivery is acceptable as long as there is someone to receive the pizza at the museum entrance.

Pinatas, projectiles, confetti, blindfold games and games or toys, that will not be given as gifts, are not allowed. For more specific information on what is not allowed, contact Autumn Brunelle, birthday coordinator, at 812-337-1337 ext. 23.

Parties start at different times. Use this model of a 10:00am-11:30am party as an example.

9:30am- Family may arrive to prep party room
10:00am- Guests begin to arrive
10:15am- All guests report to party room
10:20am- Birthday activities lead by WonderLab Staff
10:45am- Clean up and begin snacks/eating
11:00am- Cake/Presents
11:20am- Tear down of party room
11:30am- Leave party room, settle payments with Visitor Services
11:30am-5:00pm- Enjoy WonderLab!

If your child is under the age of 12 they are not allowed to be at the museum unsupervised. There must be an adult with your child at all times (both before, during, and after the party). Any child under the age of 12 must be accompanied out of the building by an adult and cannot leave alone.

Anyone that is a guest of your birthday party will be counted towards the final number of attendees. Any infant under 12 months is free and will not be counted towards this final number.

  • If you have a Super Science party, our hosts and our Visitor Services staff will count the total number of children that are attending the party. This number will include any sibling, invited child, or birthday child that is attending the party. Any additional children over the set 10 or 20 child limit will be an additional $9 charge.
  • If you have a DIY party, all children and adults attending the party will be counted as guests of the party. Any additional guests over the set 25 or 45 limit will be an additional $5 charge.
Other Questions?

Contact the Events and Group Visits Manager
Celeste Wolfinger
812.337.1337 ext. 11
schedule@wonderlab.org
If you call and get voicemail, please leave your telephone number and the best time(s) to reach you at that number.