Celebrate with Us (Virtual Style!)

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind birthday party experience via Zoom as we explore some of the Museum’s most beloved exhibits and their inhabitants. Museum educators will lead guests through an interactive educational presentation where guests will meet some of the Museum’s live animals up close, discover unique specimens and collection items (such as skulls and shells), virtually visit a Museum exhibit and play fun games along the way!

Parties are limited to 10 participating guests including the birthday child. Your party package includes a virtual invitation, 45 minutes of programming time, and 45 minutes for your celebration. Virtual parties are $100.00 for Museum members and $125.00 for non-members. Parties must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Make your child’s birthday a memorable day by celebrating with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. For more information contact us by email, or call 919.707.9881.

Party Themes

Reptiles, Assemble!

Ages 5–7
Discover the amazing world of reptiles! Together, we will explore the different animals that make up reptiles, and their unique characteristics. Examine special specimens such as scales, shells, and eggs and show us your wildest reptile moves in this fun and interactive party!

Stunning Scales

Ages 8–10
Put your reptile knowledge to the test in this reptile-themed party. Learn about the fascinating glass lizard and how it compares to a snake. Identify the differences between alligators and crocodiles. Examine impressive collection items such as skulls, shells, and scales to better understand reptiles and their world!

What’s Included

  1. A virtual invitation.
  2. 45 minutes of engaging program time, which includes a special reptile guest.
  3. 45 minutes for your celebration, which includes singing “Happy Birthday” and special time spent with guests.
  4. A virtual gift bag for each participating child.
  5. A special discount at the Museum Store (online and in person).

Package Price

$125.00 (including tax) for non-members; $100.00 (including tax) for current Museum members. Parties must be paid in full at time of booking.

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Planning Guidelines

  1. Maximum of 10 participating children, including the birthday child.
  2. Parties are offered on Fridays at 1pm and 3:30pm, and Saturdays at 10am, 1pm, and 3:30pm.
  3. Parties may be reserved up to six months in advance of the current month and must be reserved at least one week prior to your party date.
  4. Only credit cards may be used to make your payment. Parties must be paid for in full at the time of booking.
  5. To schedule a party, or for more information contact us by email, or call 919.707.9881.

Cancellation Policies

  1. Full refund (minus a processing fee) if cancelled at least four weeks prior to party date.
  2. 50% refund (plus tax) if cancelled at least three weeks prior to party date.
  3. 25% refund (plus tax) if cancelled at least one week prior to party date.
  4. NO refund if cancelled less than one week prior to party date. You may reschedule. Last-minute/same-day cancellations also include a fee to cover staffing/set up.
Family celebrating a birthday together at home in the kitchen Museum educator leading birthday girl through an interactive educational presentation. Family birthday party around a laptop computer.