Birthday Parties

Science Museum Oklahoma has birthdays down to a science!

A birthday party at Science Museum Oklahoma includes admission to the museum, Kirkpatrick Planetarium and Science Live shows, and one of our private birthday rooms. Add science demonstrations or a visit from Otto to make the experience completely unforgettable — and our online booking system with catering and goodie bag options makes planning your child's next birthday party quick and easy.

Birthdays + COVID-19

Birthday party booking is temporarily unavailable while we develop plans for changes to birthdays packages in the era of COVID-19.

If you'd like us to call or email you when birthday reservations start again, please email reservations@sciencemuseumok.org or call (405) 602-3760.

Packages, Rooms, Days + Times

$225 for Members + $260 for Nonmembers

Prices include:

  • Admission and access to the museum's permanent exhibits for up to 30 total children and adults.
  • Use of a birthday party room for up to two hours.
  • Paper plates for dessert, paper cups, napkins and plasticware.
  • Discounted admission rate of $10 per person for any additional guests beyond the first 30.
Birthday Rooms

Our birthday party rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms hold a minimum of 30 guests, however some rooms can accomodate up to 45 — please see room capacities below.

For larger parties, other private space in the museum may be available. To request a specific room or to arrange a time to tour the museum's birthday spaces, please call our Guest Relations team at (405) 602-3760.

Birthday Party Lab Seats 30
The Flight Deck* 45
Sideshow Science Room

45

*Saturday and Sunday only

Days and Times

Birthday parties are available 7 days a week!

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to noon 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 2 p.m. 3 to 5 p.m.

Science Demos + Otto Visits

Boost Your Birthday!

Astronaut Slushies
Eat like an astronaut! Create and drink a tangy orange astronaut super drink after flash freezing it with liquid nitrogen.*
Serves 30 / $75 for members / $90 for nonmembers

Ooblek & Friends
Non-Newtonian fluids can pour, bounce or even shatter! Learn to make “Ooblek,” a fun fluid you can make at home, or make some slime and take it home to amaze your friends!*

Makes 30 / $75 for members / $90 for nonmembers

Sub-Zero Ice Creamery
I scream, you scream, we all scream for really cold ice cream! Make and eat your own ice cream alongside one of SMO's museum educators using liquid nitrogen.*
Serves 30 / $75 for members / $90 for nonmembers

*Live science demos are limited to two per party.

Otto Visit
Everyone's favorite robot can make a special appearance at your party! Otto will drop in for approximately five minutes during a scheduled Otto walk to celebrate and take a few photos with your party.
Free for members / $10 for nonmembers

Catering Options

Let us do the work!

Birthday party catering at Science Museum Oklahoma makes planning your child’s next birthday party as easy as (pizza) pie! Food is prepared on-site in the museum’s café and will be delivered to your birthday party room.

Families are welcome to bring their own food to children’s birthday parties at SMO. Use of the museum’s caterer is not required. Please note that due to time limitations, the museum does not allow deliveries of food for birthday parties.

How to Book

The museum’s catering services are exclusively provided by Salt & Surrey Catering — to make catering arrangments, first book your birthday party with the museum and then contact Rhonda Cruze, general manager for Salt & Surrey Catering, at  rcruze@lancercatering.com or 405-471-2443. Catering must be booked at least five business days before a birthday party.

Catering Menu

Pizza  
16-inch Cheese Pizza $16.50 each
16-inch Pepperoni Pizza $18 each
16-inch Sausage Pizza $18 each
*Substitute a gluten-friendly crust for $2 per pizza  
Dessert  
Rice Crispy Cake $22 each
Serves 16, personalization available. Gluten-friendly.*  
Drinks  
Apple Juice, Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Fruit Punch, Grape Juice, Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Sprite, Bottled Water $2 per person
*Gluten-Friendly: Salt & Surrey Catering's kitchen is not a gluten-free environment and cross-contact with ingredients containing gluten is a possibility.  

SMO Birthday Party Catering Menu (PDF)

Party Favors

Skip the store — we'll take care of the party favors!

Favors will be delivered to your birthday party room by your party host. Beaker Buck cards will be given to the adult booking the party to pass out.
8.5" Inflatable Otto Ball $4.99 each
$5 Beaker Bucks Card, redeemable in The Science Shop $5 each

Beaker Bucks cards do not expire. Cards cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. All sales on party favors are final.

Important details

Changes and Refunds

Please carefully confirm all details before you book. No changes may be made once your birthday party is booked. All sales are final.

Decorations

We want your child's birthday party to be an amazing memory, and that includes fun decorations! You're welcome to bring tablecloths and free-standing decorations, however to keep our party rooms in the excellent condition you expect for your own child, please do not tape, pin, or attach anything to our party room walls or hang anything from the ceiling so that it looks wonderful for the next family. Glitter, confetti, and piñatas, while each fun in their own way, are also not allowed.

Arrival

You can have access to your party room up to 30 minutes before your party time to decorate and prepare for your guests. Party guests can enter the museum at any time on the date of your party.

Food and Drinks

We have wonderful catering services available from our in-house caterer, Salt & Surrey Catering, but you're welcome to bring your own food, cake, and non-alcoholic beverages. We don't allow food deliveries for birthday parties.

Things to Leave at Home

No alcohol, or outside entertainment like costumed characters, glitter, confetti, or piñatas, please.

Science Museum Oklahoma birthday parties aren't just for kids!

Want to plan an after-hours party for an adult or for a large group?