Birthday Party

When you celebrate your birthday at the Hall, you get nonstop, hands-on fun! Explore our exhibits, discover something new in our Learning Labs, and enjoy your refreshments at a reserved space. We have party packages that will be sure to fit what you're looking for. Spots fill up fast, so book in advance.

Exhibit Explorer Party

You set the pace for this birthday experience. Spend all day at the Hall, exploring and engaging with our hands-on exhibits and Learning Labs, then come celebrate at reserved party tables. Exhibit Explorer Parties are great for all ages!

To enhance your party, add on a science movie in our National Geographic 3D Theater. From animal films to space stories, the films are the perfect way to keep the party going. A film can be added to your purchase online for $60 per party.

You can also add party bags for the finishing touch. Order ahead and the bags will be delivered to your refreshment room on the day of your party. All you have to do is show up! Party bags can be added to your purchase online for $4 per bag.

  • Hall admission for up to 30 people (ages 3 and up; 1 adult for every 7 children required)
  • Unlimited time in our exhibits and Learning Labs
  • Reserved tables for cake and refreshments (60 minutes, with 30 minutes available for setup/cleanup)
  • “It’s My Birthday” button for the Birthday child

$265 Members; $300 non-Members
Add a 3D film or Planetarium show for $60 more
Add Party Bags for $4 per bag

  • Book your party up to 1 week in advance—but don’t be the last one to the party, because spots fill up fast!
  • Refreshment area times (choose one): 12:30 noon–2:00 p.m., 2:30–4:00 p.m. (includes 30 minutes for setup/cleanup and one hour for party time)
  • Sorry, no refunds for cancellations made within one month of the party date. If an emergency occurs within one month of your party date and if a mutually agreeable time and date can be found to reschedule, a $30 rescheduling fee will be charged.
  • Kids age 3 and older count toward the admission maximum.
  • Get involved! Parties require adult participation; we invite parents to learn at our activities, alongside their children. One adult chaperone is required for each 7 children.
  • Ready to book? Full payment for your party is required at time of purchase. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
  • Questions? Please see our FAQs or email our sales team at hall_birthdays@berkeley.edu.

Exhibit Explorer Plus Workshop Party

Our Workshop parties are now on hiatus! We are reworking our Workshop experiences and will reintroduce a new party experience later, in the summer. The good news, though: We will continue to book Exhibit Explorer parties every weekend throughout the summer!


Children with toys from the store

Party Bags

Party bags from our Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store are the perfect way to delight your guests. Bags contain an assortment of pocket-sized fun toys, such as rubber poppers, Spirograph drawing kits, bouncy balls, 3D dinosaur puzzles, bug boxes, and more. Add party bags to your order and let us handle it! Bags can be picked up in the Discovery Corner Store on the day of the party.

Also, it’s easy to get fun and distinctive birthday gifts for the birthday kid. Create your wish list and send suggestions to your guests.