Birthday Parties

Have a wild time celebrating your child’s next birthday with some real party animals! Birthday party packages include a private animal meet & greet where you and your guests will see, learn about and touch some of our friendliest animals! Three animal favorites will be part of your experience, and may include animals such as a ferret, owl, hedgehog, chinchilla, snake, lizard or turtle!

  • Recommended for children up to age 10.
  • Available Saturdays and Sundays
  • 2 times to choose from:
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

Party Packages

Party Package 1

Party Package 1 Fees:

  • GSC members - $350.00 plus tax
  • Non-members - $475.00 plus tax
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking

What's Included:

  • 1.5 hrs in our fully decorated party room (animal theme - jungle/safari)
  • *20 prepaid guests plus 2 adults and birthday child (pre-paid guests consist of adults & children)
  • Safari hat for each child
  • Private 20 minute animal presentation
  • Full access to the aquarium, museum and zoo

Party Package 2

Party Package 2 Fees:

  • GSC members - $450.00 plus tax
  • Non-members - $575.00 plus tax
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking

What's Included:

  • 1.5 hrs in our fully decorated party room (animal theme - jungle/safari)
  • *45 prepaid guests plus 2 adults and birthday child (pre-paid guests consist of adults & children)
  • Safari Fun Pack for each attending child
  • Private 20 minute animal presentation
  • Full access to the aquarium, museum and zoo

*Additional tickets can be purchased for $11.50 + tax each (up to 60 guests, including a maximum of 25 children). Invited GSC members can use their membership to join the party without using one of the wristbands included in the chosen package. Children age 2 and under also do not require a wristband. However, both GSC members and children age 2 and under are included in the overall maximum noted above.

Book Your Reservation

We recommend booking your reservation at least 4-6 weeks in advance for best availability. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of booking. Payment in full is due at least two (2) business weeks before your party date. Party dates and times cannot be changed once reserved. You will receive an email with your confirmation attached as a PDF document within 1 business week from receipt of your request. Cancellation policy information will be included in your confirmation email.

Birthday Party Request Form

Download Printable Invitations

Red Panda Invitation
Tiger Invitation

FAQs

If you would like to see what the room looks like before your party date, please refer to the pictures on our website or contact our Birthday Party Coordinator to set up a date and time to view the space. Birthday Party Coordinator office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 2pm.

A Greensboro Science Center employee will be assigned to help you host your party. However, we highly recommend that you bring at least 2 adults with you to help unload your vehicle, set up, clean up food and gifts, and re-load your vehicle.
Unfortunately, we do not have a suitable space to store cold food items, but you are welcome to bring your own cooler with ice to store your tasty treats!
Our animal presenter will choose which animals will be shown during your party. However, during your set-up time, you will have a one-on-one conversation with the presenter and you can request a particular animal(s) not be presented at your party. A list of commonly used animals is provided for you in your Party Planner. Party Planners are emailed to you once you’ve booked your party.
GSC members can use their membership for admission and to join the party. These guests will not need to use one of the wristbands included in the chosen package. However, please note that although GSC members will not use one of the wristbands, the limit of up to 25 children and 35 adults, with an overall maximum of 60 guests per party, still applies.

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email birthdays@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1405.