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Birthday Party Themes

We offer birthday party themes for all ages! Most themes come with 2 science activities. We highly recommend celebrations for those under the age of 3 and over the age of 12 choose the Museum Explorer theme for the best party experience possible.

Themes for Ages 1–5

Birthday guests under the age of 3 may not be able to participate fully in planned activities.

Museum Explorer

Your birthday child can choose their favorite permanent Museum exhibit hall, and we’ll take an adventure there! Whether they like the Moody Family Children’s Museum or have their sights set on dinosaurs, this is a great party for first-time guests and younger party animals.

  • Adventure to an exhibit hall of your choice
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? Choose any add-on activity from the party themes below.

Superhero Scientist Junior

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s your little superhero scientist! Come as you are, or wear costumes and capes while you explore your inner superhero powers. The birthday child and friends will find this party to be electrifying.

  • Have fun while making instant snow
  • Find out how electricity flows through the body to light up a plasma ball and sensor stick
  • Decorate your own superhero masks
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Radioactive Slime

Toddlers to Tyrannosaurus

Keep your little paleontologists engaged with amazing dinosaur facts! The birthday child and friends will participate in several activities that bring terrifying prehistoric creatures to life.

  • Learn about the life of some long-legged lizards
  • Discover dinosaurs big and small with a dinosaur take-home craft
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Dino Dig with Hands-On Fossil Demonstration

Goop and Gloop

Birthday participants will explore the world of chemistry and get their hands on experiments that demonstrate fun scientific principles! Specially designed with safety in mind, these chemical reactions are toxin-free and fun to watch.

  • Have fun with fizzy reactions
  • Create your own slime
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Dinosaur Toothpaste Hands-On Demonstration

Hotshot Astronaut

Blast off to the Final Frontier and boldly go where no party has gone before. Cosmonauts big and small can explore the light and dark forces of space with these astronomical activities.

  • Test rocket fuels to shoot for the moon
  • Design a glider and pilot your plane
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? The party's add-on activity is Stomp Rockets

Themes for Ages 6+

Museum Explorer, Exhibit Adventurer

Your birthday child can choose their favorite permanent Museum exhibit hall, and we’ll take an adventure there! Whether they like robotics or have their sights set on dinosaurs, this is a great party for first-time guests.

  • Adventure to an exhibit of your choice
  • Looking for more learning? Choose any add-on activity from the party themes below.

Superhero Scientist

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s your little superhero scientist! Come as you are, or wear costumes and capes while you explore your inner superhero powers. The birthday child and friends will find this party to be electrifying.

  • Have fun while experiencing the illusion of disappearing water
  • Find out how electricity flows through the body to light up a plasma ball and sensor stick
  • Decorate your own superhero masks
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Kinetic Sand with All Its Magnetism

Dinosaur Tamer

These dinosaur activities will have your guests roaring with laughter! Party guests will explore the science of paleontology when they reconstruct the bones of an extinct giant. Partiers will then make an imprint fossil to prove who really is the King of the Lizards.

  • Put fossils together like a paleontologist
  • Explore fossil evidence with a take-home craft
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Dino Dig with Hands-On Fossil Demonstration

Professor Mix-a-Lot

Pushing the limits of chemistry may not be allowed at home, but we welcome discovery at the Perot Museum! Grab your safety goggles and get to work solving chemical mysteries and exploring reactions. We’ll top off the party with an activity so exciting, guests will pop with anticipation!

  • Create some colorful chemical reactions
  • See the states of matter at work
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Dinosaur Toothpaste Hands-on Demonstration

Interstellar Get Together

Blast off to the Final Frontier and boldly go where no party has gone before. Cosmonauts big and small can explore the light and dark forces of space with these astronomical activities.

  • Test rocket fuels to shoot for the moon
  • Pinwheel Galaxy craft
  • Optional activity sheet
  • Looking for more learning? The add-on activity for this party is Snap Circuit Challenge

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