Birthday Parties2023-03-16T10:41:14+10:00

SPARK package

Starts at $120 for 10 children and 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  
  • $12 per extra child – 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   
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 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. 

Discovery is a blast for birthdays!

Discovery Centre Bendigo

Contact us

Contact our Bookings Officer directly to discuss birthday options at! We will be back in touch shortly to confirm details. Please note that a $100 deposit is required to secure your booking.

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

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.

What do I need to bring?2018-05-23T15:56:08+10:00

With a Premium Party all you need to bring is the birthday cake! With a Basic and Classic Party you can bring food or nibbles, plus the birthday cake.

For all parties we supply plates, cups, napkins, a colourful party space, party bags, water, and a sharp knife for cutting the cake. There’s also access to a small fridge and microwave in the party space.

If you are keen to bring decorations (like balloons) then you are welcome to do so, we just ask that you take them home with you at the end of the party.

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


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