Birthday parties at Lawrence Hall of Science - 510 Families
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Birthday parties at Lawrence Hall of Science

Animal birthday parties at Lawrence Hall of Science

Celebrate birthdays with a private, hands-on science workshop on any one of the themes. Play with a soft chinchilla or investigate the universe. Spaces for parties fill up fast.

What you get:

  • A 50-minute workshop on any of the great science themes
  • Maximum 15 kids (fees include child and accompanying adult’s admission)
  • access to the party room for food and cake afterward (access may be shared).

What you have to provide:

  • Food and drink is BYO (or coordinate with the on-site Bay View Cafe at least a week in advance)
  • Plates, cups, decorations
  • Goodie bags (on-site store is suggested to help you out)

What it costs:
As of Fall 2010, parties are $210 for members and $230 for non-members.


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What else you should know:

  • Make reservations at least 4 weeks in advance by calling (510) 642-5134
  • Children under age 3 do not count as participants (and may not be allowed in some sessions)

Best for ages:
LHS offers a range of themed parties for different ages and interests.

  • Planetarium themed parties, ages 4 to adult
  • Animals or dinosaurs, ages 4 to 12
  • Chemistry parties, ages 4 to 10
  • Physics (electricity, marbles), ages 4 to adult

Hours and days

All parties are Saturdays and Sundays only. Planetarium and Biology parties can be held 10:00 to 10:50 or 11:15 to 12:05. Chemistry and Physics parties can be held 1:15 to 2:05 or 2:30 to 3:20 both days.

Bottom Line


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A fun party for hands-on kids. I was a guest at a five-year old’s animal themed party. We had a ton of fun (even my not-an-official-participant two-year old) You’ll learn a lot too. For more information, see or call (510) 642-5134.

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