Birthday Packages

Break the birthday mold without breaking the bank. Birthday parties at Discovery Center are easy, fun-filled and unforgettable. We’ve got birthday parties down to a science! Our experienced staff will assist in making your child's party one to remember! Your child's party can consist of either a Party Room Rental or a Birthday Party Package. Either way, they are bound to have lots of fun!

Due to the high demand of our Birthday Parties and Rentals we recommend that you reserve your space two months in advance and at least two weeks before the party date.  To schedule a birthday party, call 815-963-6769 Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or email Discovery Center, or complete the Birthday Party Request Form. . 



Birthday Party Package

With this package, all you need to do is bring a birthday treat and drink for your guests. (No alcohlic beverages allowed; no kitchen or refridgeration facilities are available.) Members of our museum receive a 10% discount on Birthday Parties. Party Package pricing is based on the number of party attendees (including the birthday child and their family); pricing is listed below.  A $75 deposit is required to hold the party date and time; deposits must be made at least 10 days prior to the party date. 

1-10 Guests     $125.00

11-15 Guests   $150.00

16-20 Guests   $175.00

21-25 Guests   $200.00

(A maximum of 25 people can be in the Birthday Party Room due to fire code,  All larger groups will need to rent one of our other rooms.) For spaces that can accommodate larger groups please click here.

Birthday Party Packages include:

  • Two (2) hour private use of special party room with separate entrance
  • Admission into our museum for each party guest and time to explore
  • A Discovery Center staff person to help assist with the party
  • Invitations (you can pick them up from the Museum or we can mail them to you for $2.00)
  • Themed paperware (plates, cups, napkins) - theme to be chosen at time of reservation
  • Add Goodie Bags (with a free pass) for $5 per Goodie Bag 

Our Current Party Themes Are:

  • Animals
  • Outer Space
  • Princess
  • Superhero
  • Museum Choice


birthday party room emptyBirthday Party Room Rental

$85 (2 hours) - Discovery Center Members receive a 10% discount on the rental fee

Rent the Discovery Center birthday party room for $85 and receive discounted Museum admission wristbands for your party: $6.00 per person. Up to 25 guests are allowed. Party Hosts may bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks; however, no kitchen facilities are available and renter is responsible for room clean up. Decorations are limited to free standing decorations, tabletop displays, and balloon bouquets. Full payment for the room rental and 10 wristbands is due at time of booking. Party Room Rentals must be booked at least 10 days prior to the party date. To schedule a birthday party room rental, call 815-963-6769 or email Discovery Center.  A maximum of 25 people can be in the Birthday Party Room due to fire code,  All larger groups will need to rent one of our other rooms. For spaces that can accommodate larger groups click here.