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Birthday Parties

We can help you celebrate – virtually!

Birthdays are special, no matter where or how we celebrate. We are here to help you have a great time with your friends and family. Meet live animals, make and launch rockets, get slimy and dig deep into an Owl Pellet! Utilize our zoom room for the entire party to make it easy for everyone.

Click here to request your party today!

Cost:

  • $150 for LSNC and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum members 
  • $200 non-members

Includes:

  • 30 minute activity with one of our staff members plus use of zoom room for additional hour
  • Birthday kit with all the materials necessary to do your choice of activity if applicable
  • Birthday goodie bags for birthday child and any siblings in the home
  • Birthday t-shirt

Other Information:

  • Parties need to be booked two weeks in advance to allow time for shipping kits
  • Kits can be shipped to one location. Birthday family is responsible for distribution of materials.
  • We are only able to distribute kits within the US at this time.
  • Additional goodie bags can be purchased for additional fee.

Activities:

Owl Pellet Dissection

Ever wonder what owls eat for dinner? Take a closer look as we dissect owl pellets, there's no telling what you'll find! Staff members will join your party virtually, and demonstrate the proper way to look inside a pellet. Kit options included sending pellets and dissecting materials for up to 20 participants to your central party location.
Kit contents include: Large, sanitized, owl pellets, owl pellet bone chart, paper plates, and toothpicks. Participants are welcome to provide gloves, or small bags for folks to store their findings.

Wild Animal Adventure

Choose your own animal adventure by picking three, different, animals to join your virtual party! From reptiles to mammals, each wildlife member is sure to amaze your party guests, all while learning about the ways they survive in the wild.
No kit included with this program. Participants are welcome to pick up to 3 animals to invite: Hawk, Owl, Vulture, Fruit Bat, Hedgehog, Turtle, Snake, Lizard, Frog, Salamander, Scorpion, or Tarantula

Slime

Is it a solid? A liquid? A gas? Make our ooey, gooey slime and find out! We'll join your party virtually with an exciting, hands-on, slime activity led by our educator. Slime materials for up to 20 participants can be mailed to your location for distribution before the party.
Kit contents include: cornstarch, plastic containers, plates, craft sticks, and recipe cards. Participants will need to provide water and a towel to clear up any messes.

Rockets

This high-flying activity is sure to be fun for your birthday guests! We'll join your party virtually with two kinds of rockets to experiment with at home. Rocket materials for up to 20 participants can be mailed to your location for distribution before the party.
Kit contents include: film canisters, alka-seltzer tablets, and paper rocket supplies. Participants will need to provide water, towel, tape, art supplies, and scissors.

Click here to request your party today!