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Birthday Parties2024-04-11T10:02:39+10:00

Experience the ultimate birthday celebration at Discovery! Join us for an unforgettable party filled with excitement, exploration, and fun. With engaging activities, interactive exhibits, and dedicated staff, your child’s special day will be one they’ll treasure forever. Book your birthday bash at Discovery and make memories that last a lifetime!

SPARK package

Starts at $150 for up to 10 children & accompanying adults!

Package includes:

  • all day access to the exhibits and Vertical Slide (public sessions only)
  • birthday activity booklet for each child
  • reserved table within the main exhibit space for 2 hours – table booking times available are 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • cake serving ware provided
  • BYO catering – candles allowed – disposable cutlery only
  • $15 per extra child (includes accompanying adult) – up to 15 children allowed.

FLARE package

Starts at $300 for up to 10 children & accompanying adults!

Package includes:

  • Dedicated Discovery staff member
  • Private party room for 2 hours
  • Science show of your choice!
  • Snack selection
  • Access to ALL exhibits all day!
  • Join a vertical slide session.
  • Discovery Birthday Invitations & Activity booklet
  • $30 per extra child (includes accompanying adult) – up to 25 children allowed.  

IGNITE package

Starts at $400 for up to 10 children & accompanying adults!

Package includes:

  • Dedicated Discovery staff member
  • Private party room for 2 hours
  • Science show of your choice!
  • Hot food and snack selection.
  • Access to ALL exhibits all day!
  • Private vertical slide session.
  • Discovery Birthday Invitations & Party bags
  • $40 per extra child (includes accompanying adult) – up to 25 children allowed.  

Please Note:

  • The birthday child is to be included in the total numbers
  • For every child, you get a supervising adult entry included
  • Every party participant will be given a wristband upon entry
  • Birthday child and their family/guardians are welcome to arrive 30 minutes before booking time to set up and settle in
  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required (deposit is transferable with a change of booking date)
  • Birthday Parties are held only on weekends during School Term
  • Only SPARK parties are available during school holiday periods, they are available Monday through to Sunday each week.

PARTY shows

Please select one show for your FLARE or IGNITE party package.

Illuminate

Birthday party show to brighten your day

See your partygoers light up in this science show! From rainbows to shadows, we explore different ways we can change what we see with colours.

Eerie Academy

A spookily fun birthday party show

Join an Eerie Academy trainee as they showcase their spookiest tricks. See them create ghouls, capture spirits, and control the elements. Perfect for those with a keen scientific eye!

Unpredictable

Science designed to keep you guessing

A collection of some of our favourite mind-bending experiments. From physics to psychology, this show is designed to keep you guessing at every turn.

Birthday FAQ

Is it wheelchair accessible?2018-02-12T09:15:10+10:00

Yes, we are equipped with ramps and have a disabled toilet and shower room.

How do I book?2018-02-09T16:25:43+10:00

You can fill in a booking enquiry form below! Or you can call in to the centre and speak to our staff, call us on 5444 4400, or email bookings@discovery.asn.au.

What about food allergies?2018-02-10T08:17:11+10:00

Our Premium Party Package includes snacks and mains to suit a variety of individuals, with options that are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and vegetarian, as well as standard party favourites. Have a look at our menu to see if this would suit your guests. All Discovery party food is nut-free.

What about really young ones and adults?2018-05-23T15:08:36+10:00

Discovery caters birthday parties for 4 years and older, with a free adult or parent allowed per party guest. Our bookings team are happy to discuss younger siblings and additional adults.

Do you supply the cake?2018-02-09T16:26:20+10:00

No, Discovery does not supply cakes however we can recommend some good places!

Can I bring extra food?2018-02-10T08:13:07+10:00

Yes, you can bring food, just be aware that we can’t store it, so make sure you can cover it or eat it straight away. In our experience, with our Premium Party Package there isn’t much need for extra food and it will go home with you again!

Can we stay longer?2018-02-07T05:30:38+10:00

Yes. You can stay in the Centre as long as you like after your party until we close at 4pm. However, you will have to remove your belongings from the Lab, as we will need to clean and prepare this space.

What happens during the party?2018-03-02T14:46:06+10:00

When you arrive, your party will be set up and ready to go in the Lab.

Your guests will be sent into the Lab as they arrive, where they can leave their belongings and then proceed into the centre to play.

If you have chosen our Basic Party Package you can ask the staff at the front desk to call the children back to the Lab for cake and photos.

If you have chosen a Standard or Premium Party Package you will be introduced to your very own Partyologist, who will be looking after you for your visit.

Fifteen minutes after the start time (to ensure everyone has time to arrive) a loudspeaker announcement will call all the party guests back to the Lab. This is the time Discovery serves food for catered birthdays and the recommended eating time for parties bringing in food.

After this, your chosen science show will begin! A fun interactive time with all the little kids…and the big kids too.

Time for cake! Sing happy birthday and blow out the candles, we will cut the cake and distribute it for you so you can focus on the precious moment photos.

Head on out to the Vertical Slide and exhibits, time to work off that cake!

Did you order party bags? They can be picked up on the way out.

Where will the party be held?2018-02-07T05:19:19+10:00

The Discovery Lab will be your own private party space! Party guests also get time in the exhibits and access to the slide (strictly ages 5 and over).

How long does a birthday party last?2018-02-07T05:16:03+10:00

A Discovery birthday party lasts for 90 minutes, after which Discovery staff need to empty and clean the private party room. Guests are still welcome to remain in the centre for as long as they like until Discovery’s closing time of 4pm.

When can I have my party?2018-03-02T14:30:23+10:00

Discovery hosts birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays during Victorian school terms.

We have three time slots to choose from:

  • 10am
  • 12pm
  • 2pm

PARTY BAGS

  • Birthday Party Bag
  • Party Bag Contents
  • Party Bag Contents
  • Party Bag Contents

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