Birthday Parties

Ever wonder how to take your child’s birthday to the next level?

Our party packages offer everything an amazing birthday requires! Contact our Guest Sales and Reservations team at 704.372.6261 x300 to confirm availability and reserve your spot today.

Party Packages

Premium Party

For two hours, you and your guests will have exclusive, after-hours access to the Museum and Fort Wild! Party Presenters dedicated to your party will ensure you and your guests will have a wild-good time and manage setup and cleanup—all you have to focus on is the fun. Add-ons are available to enhance your party experience.

Premium Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Up to 50 Guests $550
Members - enjoy 10% off $495

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. 1:10 adults to children required; adult supervision required.

Celebration Party

You and your guests will take fun and learning to the extreme in your private party room for 1.5 hours! Including themed activities and a Party Presenter dedicated to your party to manage setup and cleanup—all you have to focus on is the fun. Add-ons are available to enhance your party experience.

Celebration Parties are available Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

Up to 25 guests $345
Members - enjoy 10% off! $295

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. 25 guests total, 5 adults required

Add-on Options

Take your party to the next level!

T-Shirt for the Birthday Child - $12

Celebrate their special day with an exclusive Discovery Place t-shirt.

Animal Encounter - $40

Meet ‘n greet a live animal and learn about its natural habitat, diet and unique adaptations.

Animals subject to availability.

Guided Trail Walk- $40

Discover the beauty and natural diversity of our local forest habitat as with a guided stroll around the Paw Paw Nature Trail.

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Party Themes

Bug Magnifying Glass

Insect Safari

Grab a magnifying glass as we discover the incredible insect that call the Charlotte home. Learn about the incredible insets that we have locally.

Ages 3 - 12

Telescope Stars

Out of This World

Take a trip to the stars. Explore our Solar System, constellations and more!

Ages 3 - 12

Cardinal Hero

Animals of The Piedmont

Ever wonder which animals are playing in your backyard? Discover the incredible animals that inhabit the Piedmont. Learn about the tracks they make and meet an animal ambassador.

Ages 3 - 12


  • What days are available for Birthday Parties?

    Birthday Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • What times are available for parties?

    Party times vary by package level.

  • Can I bring food, snacks or drinks?

    Discovery Place will provide two six-foot tables at the entry/exit that can be used for presents or food. All food and beverage items for Discovery Place parties must be purchased using our preferred catering partner, Forty-Twelve ( Orders can be placed and secured by contacting the vendor directly by email at or via phone at 718.404.2877. Click here to view their menu.

    Please note outside food and beverage will not be allowed.

  • Can I bring my own decorations?

    Yes. While your dedicated 'Celebration Station' includes 2 six-foot tables with tablecloths, feel free to bring free-standing table decorations to make it your own. Please note, for the safety of our visitors and resident animals, balloons are not allowed in our facility.

  • Can I bring my own entertainment?

    A party at Discovery Place Nature is chock-full of hands-on activities and fun. Outside entertainment such as licensed characters, musicians or other contractors are not permitted.

  • What is your payment and cancellation policy?

    Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. Cancellations made with two week’s notice or less are non-refundable. Cancellations with more than two week’s notice are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

  • How do I book a party?

    Fill out the Party Request Form or contact our Guest Sales and Reservations team at 704.372.6261 x300. Payment in full is required to book the party and all reservations must be completed by phone.

  • Are Birthday Parties offered at other Discovery Place Museum locations?

    Yes! Birthday Parties are available at Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham. Click on any Museum to learn more about the parties offered at each location.