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Party Themes

Museum Explorer – Great for All Ages

A Museum Explorer Party is fun for children and adults of all ages where you can celebrate your special day with a birthday party full of wonder and discovery. In lieu of scheduled activities, this party includes five additional guests for a total of 35 guests with an added value of $100 at no additional charge. Plus, the exclusive use of a private room for your guests to gather for 1 ½ hours to celebrate, enjoy cake or snacks and open gifts. All guests will have access to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls all day, during regular business hours.

This theme includes

  • 5 additional guests at no additional cost
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

 

THEMES FOR AGES 1-5

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

Under the Sea: Beaches and Bubbles

Your guests will have a whale of a good time with this party theme! Imagine the surprise on your mini mermaids and sailors’ faces when they see a bubble nearly as big as they are, or when they learn to make their very own Ocean Slime! If your little ones love bubbles, crafts, and (not too slimy) slime…then this is the theme for you!

This theme includes:

  • An Aquarium Art craft that your guests can take home
  • A make your own Ocean Slime experiment
  • A Giant Sea Bubbles demonstration
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

 

A little girl in a party hat opens gifts

Superhero Scientist Junior

It's a bird, it's a plane — no, it's your little superhero scientists! With this party theme your guests will all get to discover their hidden super powers! Whether it’s controlling the weather or controlling electricity, all of your little ones will have a blast preparing to save the world!

This theme includes:

  • Controlling the weather by learning how to make your own snow
  • Using the electricity that flows through your body to light up a plasma ball and sensory stick
  • Decorating your own superhero masks to protect your secret identity
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

Toddlers to Tyrannosaurus

Your guests will have a blast with this party theme specifically designed to teach them what life was like for our giant friends from the Cretaceous Period. This party will be simple, fun, and hands on, so it’s perfect for everyone from our tinniest tots to our soon-to-be Dino Tamers.

This theme includes:

  • Creating dino tracks in a molding clay that your guests get to take home
  • Erupting a volcano
  • Decorating Dino Crowns that your guests may wear and take home
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator 

Goop and Gloop

Goop and Gloop parties can be icky, sticky, and fun, but don’t worry, no one should go home messy. Party guests will enjoy learning the basics of chemical reactions as they watch amazing color demonstrations and learn how to make their own slime!

This theme includes:

  • Fizzy color changing experiments
  • A make your own slime experiment
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

Hotshot Astronaut

Calling all Jr. Astronauts! Join us for an out of this world adventure! Learn about the science that took us to the moon and will take us into the future. Your little astronauts will enjoy activities centered on rockets, space travel, and what we know about the galaxy that we call home.

This theme includes:

  • Launching an air propelled rocket
  • Constructing and racing a foam space glider
  • A space book reading
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

THEMES FOR AGES 6+

Glitz and Glam: Gems and Minerals!

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but rubies, sapphires, amethyst, and aquamarine are just as much fun! In this theme we will surround you and your guests with some of our most alluring gem and mineral specimens. Guests at this party will have a blast learning what makes gems so beautiful and so much fun to see, wear, and learn about.

This theme includes:

  • A hands on introduction to our beautiful gems and minerals collection
  • A crystal wrapping activity that will give your guests a fun necklace to remember your party by
  • A fun game centered around learning the names and characteristics of the different birthstones
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

Dinosaur Tamer

You’re in for one dino-sized good time when you host one of our Dino Tamer parties, specifically designed for party goers with a passion for the prehistoric! Your guests will be roaring with excitement when we start all the dino themed activities we have picked for this party theme.

This theme includes:

  • Building a 3D Dinosaur puzzle
  • Making your own clay dinosaur necklace
  • Erupting a volcano
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

Professor Mix-a-Lot

Pushing the limits of chemistry may not always be the best idea at home, but we welcome discovery here at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science! Grab your safety goggles and join us as we solve chemical mysteries and explore exciting chemical reactions.

This theme includes:

  • Fizzy color changing experiments
  • A make your own slime experiment
  • A lesson on how to make dinosaur toothpaste
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

Superhero Scientist

Use science to discover your powers and save the Museum! Join us for an action packed adventure where we’ll discover that, with a little bit of science, everyone can be super!

This theme includes:

  • Learning how to turn liquid into cloud slime
  • Using the electricity that flows through your body to light up a plasma ball and sensory stick
  • Decorating your own superhero masks to protect your secret identity
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

Interstellar Get Together

Host a party of galactic proportions! Your guests will soar with excitement as they participate in our rocket launching experiment and learn about the vastness of the Milky Way Galaxy through a hands-on craft. 

This theme includes:

  • Using a chemical reaction to propel a capsule into the air
  • Crafting pinwheel look-a-likes of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Use of a private room for 1 ½ hours
  • All-day admission to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit Halls
  • Your very own party facilitator

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