Birthday Parties2021-01-28T13:17:34+10:00

Birthday Parties

Discovery is a blast for birthdays! Get your own private party room and access to hundreds of hands on exhibits to play with. Add a unique experience for party guests with your choice of our fun science shows. We can cater the party (food supplied for children only) or you can bring your own food.

With the new Social Distancing Measures brought around by COVID-19 Discovery has the floor space to ensure you can have your birthday whilst adhering to social distancing recommendations.

 

Our BASIC and CLASSIC parties are at 10am or 2pm, and our PREMIUM parties are held at midday

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Party Packages

Basic Party

$200

Includes up to 15 children*
Supervising adults free (ratio 1:1)

• Party room for 1.5 hours
• Access to exhibits
• Vertical slide
• Discovery Birthday invitations

*numbers may vary due to current restrictions

Optional extras:
• Additional children $15 each (maximum 5)
• Party bags $3 each

Classic Party

$300

Includes up to 15 children*
Supervising adults free (ratio 1:1)

• Party room for 1.5 hours
• Access to exhibits
• Vertical slide
• Discovery Birthday invitations
• Party bags (activity sheet, balloon, lollies, child ticket to Discovery)
• Dedicated Partyologist
• Choice of science show (See below)

*numbers may vary due to current restrictions

Optional extras:
• Additional children $20 each (maximum 5)
• Additional Party bags $3 each

Premium Party

$400

Includes up to 15 children*
Supervising adults free (ratio 1:1)

• Party room for 1.5 hours
• Access to exhibits
• Vertical slide
• Discovery Birthday invitations
• Dedicated Partyologist
• Choice of science show:
(see below)
• Party bags (activity sheet, balloon, lollies, child ticket to Discovery)
• Party food package
(Fruit, Popcorn, Party pies, Sausage Rolls, Potato Gems, Apple juice)

*numbers may vary due to current restrictions

Optional extras:
• Additional children $25 each (maximum 5)
• Additional Party bags $3 each

Party Science Shows

Here, There & Everywhere

From past, to present and into the future we have a blast exploring how we travel

Spies

Slueths, Spies and Special Agents let your training begin!

Wet & Wild

Get Wet & Wild as we explore the super powers of water!

Space Party

*Will be held in auditorium due to social distancing*

Take your party guests on an interstellar space adventure!

Birthday Booking Enquiry

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

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Birthday FAQs

Discovery during COVID-192020-05-22T13:06:43+10:00

We are aware that safety is a major concern for groups visiting us. During this difficult time Discovery is trying to support our community how ever we can and will be following government guidelines around reopening.

Step 1- Discovery has gone Virtual! we are offering online workshops, challenges and equipment hire to schools and community groups and free online Curious Kids sessions Wednesday at 1:30pm. We have also ramped up our social media providing you with hours of fun hands on experiments you can do at home.

Step 2- Discovery is keeping things Virtual but will also open our doors for Birthday Parties and meetings for up to 20 people at a time. You can book all of Discovery for 3hours just email [email protected] (we can not do planetarium or slide sessions at this time).

Step 3- Discovery is keeping things Virtual but will also be opening our doors and welcoming back our members and the wider community. With social distancing measures we will be implementing and online ticketing system and having no more than 100 people in the centre at a time. We will also be increasing our cleaning schedule and asking people to stay at home if they are feeling unwell.

For more information please email [email protected]

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 [email protected].

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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