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Birthday Parties

Birthday Party Hours

 

Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm    OR    12:30 pm – 2:30 pm    OR    3:00 pm –  5:00 pm

To request your party date, please fill out the request form below. We will make every effort to accommodate your request for a specific date, but we cannot guarantee the date/time will be available. Please note that we will not accept payment until your date and time are confirmed. A North Dakota’s Gateway to Science staff member will contact you by email to confirm details for your requested party.

Birthday parties will be scheduled beginning Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Members of ND’s Gateway to Science receive a 20% discount when scheduling a birthday party. Minimum Family membership level is required to receive the Member price.

 

Birthday Party Packages

Birthday Adventure Package

  • This party package is for a maximum of 10 people, including all children and adults.
  • Party room for two hours: 90 minutes in gallery, 30 minutes of social time.
  • T-shirt for birthday child.
  • Party favor for birthday child and guests.
  • Party host.
  • Admission to hands-on science exhibit gallery.
  • Storage for your things during the gallery visit.

Members:  $120          Non-Members:  $150

Up to ten (10) additional guests may be added to the Adventure Package at $10 per person.

 Birthday Spectacular Package

  • This party package is for a maximum of 10 people, including all children and adults.
  • Private room for two hours: 60 minutes gallery, 60 minutes activity and social time.
  • Includes one fun, guided, hands-on science activity.
  • Kids take their creations home!
  • T-shirt for birthday child.
  • Party favor for birthday child and guests.
  • Party host.
  • Admission to hands-on science exhibit gallery.
  • Storage for your things during the gallery visit.

Members:  $180          Non-Members:  $225

Up to ten (10) additional guests may be added to the Spectacular Package at $15 per person.

 

Science Activity Choices for Spectacular Package:

  • Make Slime (recommended for ages 3+) Slime is messy, fun, and science! Learn about polymers, states of matter, cross-linking and more when you mix together this ooey-gooey experiment of fun!
  • Stomp Rockets (recommended for ages 3+) Budding scientists get ready to blast off! Young learners will enjoy countless adventure in early space science with this first rocket. Air-powered with the ability change direction with fin development, this activity will have them stomping all their energy out!
  • Flock of Finches Coding (recommended for ages 6+) Choices include building a maze together with your guest and learning quick coding to program your Finches through the maze OR jousting these robotic birds in our Finch Arena to become the hero of the day!
  • Build a Catapult (recommended for ages 8+) Learn the quick history of how a catapult works and then become a catapult engineer. With an assortment of supplies, you have the opportunity to sail contents through the air . . . for the sake of science, of course!
  • Egg Drop (recommended for ages 8+)  Want to drop a raw egg from a second story balcony and try to have it land without breaking? Well, now is your chance! Learn how drag and resistance works, throw in some surface area with gravity, and what do you get? Messy birthday fun! DISCLAIMER: Latex balloons are included in the egg drop activity.
  • Maker Space (recommended for ages 8+) Pick 1 of 3 choices to work on in our Portable Maker Space for 30 minutes. You choose your materials, designs, and more, and we supply the needed resources to make your ideas come to life! Activities will change seasonally, and can include, Toy Design Workshop, Mousetrap Vehicles, Grab Lab and more!

Reservations

  • Some spectacular party activities are not suited for younger children.  Please note our age recommendations above.
  • Parties may only be held during the Birthday Party hours noted.
  • Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of the party. Earlier notice is recommended for best availability. In order to hold your date, full payment is required when your party date is confirmed.
  • If you are planning for a party with 20 or more attending, please contact NDGTS at 701-258-1975 or kristie@gscience.org.

What to Bring

  • Please provide your own decorations, food, drinks (no red dye drinks), and paper supplies. We encourage you to consider food and drink that is available in single-serve portions.
  • No glitter, confetti, silly string, or candles are allowed.

Clean-Up

  • We ask that you assist with clean up of the party room.

Arrival and Departure

  • It is important guests arrive on time for their reservation. Your room will be open for you to set up and decorate 15 minutes before your scheduled reservation time.
  • Maximum room reservation time is 2 hours for each party. Please ask your guests to arrive at or after the start of your reservation and depart prior to the end of your reservation time. Clean-up and removal of all personal items should also occur prior to the end of your reservation time.

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy

  • If you must cancel, please do so at least one week before your scheduled date to receive a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • To reschedule, a $15 processing fee will be charged.

Birthday Party Inquiry