Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties2018-09-28T13:54:42+00:00

WonderLab’s science birthday parties are fabulously fun for children and adults and several options are available to fit your budget! Rent out a private room for a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) party with access to the exhibit galleries or have a hosted Super Science Party with all the frills! No worries for parents of young children who attend the party. Adult chaperones are free for all birthday parties!

Want to pump up the excitement even more? Rent the entire museum for your birthday!

“We had our daughter’s first birthday party here today and opted for the new sprouts science sampler party package. I wasn’t sure what to expect or if our young toddler guests would be able to really interact with the museum/party activities. I am so pleased to say that everyone had so much fun and I totally feel like we got our money’s worth out of the party! It wasn’t boring even for a minute, which was something I wanted to avoid! The staff assigned to our party were very helpful and friendly. Definitely don’t regret choosing the WonderLab for our daughter’s first birthday! The added bonuses of not having to decorate, supply tableware, set up, tear down, or orchestrate activities meant that we had a nearly stress free day to enjoy this milestone with our friends and family! Thank you WonderLab!” 

2018 Review

Super Science Party Package

  • Staff member to host your party, help with set-up and clean up
  • A science lab experiment guided by the staff host
  • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
  • Tables, chairs, party decorations and compostable tableware
  • Party favor bags for all children
  • Museum admission for total number of children
  • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day


Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Regular Party Room (maximum of 10 children): $175 members/ $195 nonmembers
Large Party Room (maximum of 20 children): $265 members/ $295 nonmembers
Adult chaperones for children’s parties are free.

To Request This Party
Fill out the party request form below or call 812-337-1337 ext. 11.

Party Request Form

Super Science Party Activities

The Super Science party package begins with hands-on lab experiments and/or demonstrations guided by WonderLab’s birthday party host. Activities can be adjusted for the age of the birthday party guests. The rest of the time is spent exploring the museum and enjoying party refreshments.

Prehistoric Party

Transport your party back in time as you dig for fossils and discover clues left behind by our prehistoric pals.  This party is guaranteed to be DINO-mite!

Super Science Sampler

Why choose one theme when you can sample three? Play with foaming “elephant toothpaste,” meet a live animal up close, and explore color with results that you can take home!


Take the fun, leave the mess! Get messy discovering chemical reactions, ooblek, and even toothpaste large enough for an elephant!

Wild Animals

Meet the feature creatures! Enjoy a private live animal demonstration from a WonderLab animal care specialist and then explore what makes an animal an animal through age appropriate activities.

Superhero Powers

Prepare your cape and get your mask ready! This party will teach you the science behind your favorite super powers! Later, show off your new skills with photos in front of a superhero-inspired backdrop.

Sprouts Science Sampler

Take everything you love about our SPROUTS program and turn it into a theme for your party! Explore life at the beach with sand slime and then play with non-toxic reactions using a fizzy, foamy, color experiment! Recommended for ages 1-3.

Crazy Color Creations

The world is full of colors, so why not science? Discover how colors are created, make your own lava lamp, and even take home your very own sharpie tie-dye creation!

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Party

  • Private party room for up to 1.5 hours
  • Tables and chairs set up in party room
  • Museum admission for total number of party guests
  • Exploration of museum galleries during the party and the rest of the day

Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:30 am | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 11:30 am | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Regular Party Room (maximum of 25 guests, child or adult, including the birthday child and family): $125
Large Party Room (maximum of 45 guests, child or adult, including the birthday child and family): $225

Party favor bags

$2 per bag | Added cost if you wish to customize your party favor bags with more selections from the museum gift store!

To Request This Party
Fill out the party request form below or call 812-337-1337 ext. 11.

Party Request Form

Evening Birthday Party Bash

  • The entire museum is open exclusively for you and your guests for up to two hours
  • Lab rooms ABC are set up with tables and chairs for a party room
  • Staff members set up and clean up, and facilitate enjoyment of exhibit galleries
  • Party favor bags for all children
  • Compostable tableware

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, lollipop, 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 and games or toys, that will not be given as gifts, are not allowed. For more specific information on what is not allowed, contact Ella Heckman, birthday coordinator, at 812-337-1337 ext. 23.

Parties start at different times. Use this model of a 10:00 am start time as an example.
9:30 am – You and your family can arrive (1/2 hour before guests)
10:00 am – Guests start to arrive and children play on the second floor until we think most guests have arrived and are ready to start the party
10:30 am – We usually start with the party activity
10:50 am – Refreshments and cake served
11:15 am – Open gifts (optional)
11:30 am – Explore the museum on your own. (note: guests can stay until museum closes)

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.

Other Questions?

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