Our traditional birthday party package is not currently available due to COVID-19. We DO, however, have other options for birthday celebrations. Rent a room or even the whole museum to make a birthday your child will never forget! Please see our Rentals page for other party options.
Break the birthday mold without breaking the bank. We’ve got birthday parties down to a science! Parties at Discovery Center are easy, fun-filled and unforgettable. Our experienced staff will assist in making your child's party one to remember. Your child's party can consist of either a Birthday Party Package or a Party Room Rental. Either way, kids are bound to have lots of fun!
Due to the high demand of our Birthday Parties and Room Rentals, we recommend that you reserve your space two months in advance or at least several weeks before the party date. To schedule a birthday party, email Discovery Center, or complete the Birthday Party Request Form. You can also call 815-963-6769 Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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 Packages are $260 for up to 20 people. This number includes the birthday child, the family and any other children or adults attending the party. A $100 deposit is required to hold the party date and time; deposits must be made at least 10 days prior to the party date.
(A maximum of 20 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 from museum
- Invitations (you can pick them up from the Museum or we can mail them to you for $2.00)
- One "Happy Birthday" dessert plate, cup, and napkin for each guest
- Admission into our museum for each party guest and time to explore
- A Discovery Center staff person to help assist with the party
- Add Goodie Bags (with a free pass) for $5 per bag
Birthday Party Room Rental
$85 for a two-hour rental. 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: $7 per person (this is a $2 discount from normal $9 price). Up to 20 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 can be brought in, but are limited to free standing decorations, tabletop displays, and balloon bouquets. Full payment for the room rental 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 20 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.