Birthday Parties

General Birthday Party Information:

  • Up to a maximum of 24 children can participate and a minimum of 1:4 adult/child ratio is required if children will be spending time in the museum
  • You are allowed to bring in birthday treats and non-alcoholic cold beverages (refrigeration provided)
  • Any other food items must be ordered and purchased by you through Reflections Café

Pricing is as follows:

  1. Package #1 - Two-hour use of a classroom, admission for up to 50 total guests, paper/pencil museum tour, t-shirt for birthday child -- $400 members/$500 non-members
  2. Package #2 - Same as Package #1 plus an employee dedicated to the party and leading the museum tour, an educational program led by a museum educator ((we will discuss a topic), and a $50 gift certificate to the Institute’s Science Shop – $750 members/$875 non-members
  3. A private planetarium show (35-minute Big Birds Adventure or Young Stargazers Sky Journey) can be added to Package #1 or Package #2 at 10:30am on Saturdays and 11:30am on Sundays. If choosing a private planetarium show, your two-hour party window would conclude at 1:00pm on a Saturday or 2:00pm on a Sunday (these times are only applicable if you are purchasing the planetarium show, otherwise, we will attempt to accommodate most requests if planetarium is not included)

Private Planetarium show and Package #1 – $750 members/$850 non-members Planetarium and Package #2 – $1,100 members/$1,225 non-members

Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact Nancy Swords to schedule your party. We look forward to working with you to create a special day!

Nancy Swords
Cranbrook Institute of Science
248-645-3035 (DESK)
248-645-3050 (FAX)