Let’s Party (Virtual Style!)

Our Museum parties are a great way for children to celebrate a birthday or enjoy a fun and unique gathering with friends. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind interactive party experience via Zoom where guests will meet some of the Museum’s live animals up close, discover unique specimens, virtually visit a Museum exhibit and play fun games along the way!

Celebrate with up to 14 guests. Your party package includes a virtual invitation, 45 minutes of programming time and 30 minutes for your celebration. Virtual parties are $100 for Museum members at the Family level and above, (Not a member? Join today!) and $125 for non-members. Parties must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Make your child’s day a memorable one by celebrating with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Download our flier to print and share! For more information contact us by email, or call 919.707.9881.

Party Themes

Virtual Birthday Parties With the Museum


Bedazzled: Dragons and Gemstones

Ages 5–10
Celebrate in your fantasy finery as you and your friends explore mythical beasts and precious treasures. Meet live animals surrounded by legends and intrigue, discover the crystals and gems hidden in underground hoards, and dance with your court at a Bedazzled Ball held in honor of your special day.

Virtual Birthday Parties With the Museum



Reptiles Rock!

Ages 5–10
Discover the amazing world of reptiles! Together, we will explore the different types of animals that make up the reptiles, and their unique characteristics. Examine special specimens such as scales and shells, meet some live reptiles up close, and show us your wildest reptile moves in this fun and interactive party!


Virtual Birthday Parties With the Museum

Dino Discovery

Ages 5–10
Join us as we dive deep into the world of dinosaurs! Together, we will discover two of the most beloved dinosaurs of all time: T. rex and Triceratops! In this fun and interactive party, we’ll examine unique specimens such as teeth and horns, go on a “behind-the-scenes” adventure inside the Museum, and meet some live animals to see how they compare to these magnificent dinosaurs.

Your Party Package Includes

  1. A virtual invitation.
  2. 45 minutes of engaging program time, which features a special animal guest.
  3. 30 minutes for your celebration. (This time is not led by a Museum Educator.) This is your time to connect with your special guests.
  4. A printable packet of fun DIY activities for each participating child.
  5. A special discount at the Museum Store (online and in person).

Package Price

$125 (including tax) for non-members; $100 (including tax) for current Museum members (Family level and above).

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  1. Maximum of 15 participating children.
  2. Parties are offered on Fridays at 1:00pm and 2:30pm, and Saturdays at 10:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.
  3. Parties may be reserved up to three months in advance of the current month and must be reserved at least ten days prior to your party date.
  4. Only credit cards may be used to make your payment.
  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 Juvenile alligator being held by a staff member. Family birthday party around a laptop computer.