Orpheum Children's Science Museum

Themed Birthday Parties

To make a reservation or inquire about dates, call 217.531.3299. You do not need to be an Museum member to book a party.

Theme Type



Pirate Party

Ahoy matey! Join your fellow buckaneers and limeys in some swashbuckling fun. Pirates create swords and eye patches; and then use a treasure map to find the booty that Captain Orphy has buried somewhere in the Museum.

2 hours of private Museum use.

Private parties are available Tuesday - Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Weekends 8:30-10:30 p.m., 11-1 p.m., or 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Includes up to 25 guests, additional guests are $5 each with a max of 35.

$155 members, $200 nonmembers

Add a Science Magic Show or Critter Show to your party for just $10!

Princess Party

It’s a regal event where party guests can create crowns or shields. During this party the royal treasure has been stolen and scattered throughout the land. It's up to the royal guests to fine and return the King's treasure.

Spy Party

Train to become a special agent during this birthday party. Guests will have to complete various tests. If you choose to accept this mission you will be rewarded with with an official Secret Agent badge.

Art Party

Create your own masterpiece to take home. Afterwards, an art treasure hunt ensues. Objects from famous paintings are hidden throughout the museum and guests can become part of the masterpiece when returning the paintings' missing object!

Harry Potter Wizard Party

Muggles, witches, and wizards are invited! Create spells and magical potions just like the beloved characters from
Hogwarts. Wizards create their own special wands and search for magical creatures on a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum.

Dinosaur Party

Become a paleontologist and get your dino hunter hat and binoculars ready to find hidden dinosaur eggs in the museum! Party guests will also enjoy creating their own fossils to take home.

Decorations and food are not provided, but please feel free to bring your own! A non-refundable deposit equal to one half of the total cost of the party is required to make a reservation. The remaining balance is due the day of the party.

Please 217.531.3299 for party reservations and payment information.