Birthday Parties at ASC
NOTICE: Unfortunately, we can’t take any birthday party bookings at the moment but keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on party availability. In the meantime, we hope the information below might help you decide which party you would like when the time comes.
Discover everything that the Science Centre has to offer in one of our unforgettable birthday parties for 4-12 year olds.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore everything on offer on our exhibition floor, a show or workshop of your choice from the selection below and some party food.
A birthday party host will greet you at reception on arrival, deliver your chosen party theme and make sure everything runs smoothly.
Your Party Package
We offer a variety of time slots every weekend subject to availability at the time of booking. Each party lasts 2 hours and cost is £12.95 per child with a maximum of 10 children per party.
All birthday party packages include:
- A welcome by your party host
- Time on the exhibition floor
- A 30 minute show/workshop of your choice
- Pre-made party bag
- Choice of party food
- Downloadable Invitations
- Adults FOC (T&Cs apply)
Space Craft *NEW!*
Have an out-of-this world birthday with our new Space Craft party theme. Take part in a hands-on space science show and complete a space themed craft activity to take home.
Max 25 children, ages 4+
Do you love bubbles? If so this show is for you! We’ll look at all things bubbles, from how bubbles are made, to their shape and colours. At the end of the show everyone will get the chance to go inside a giant bubble for the ultimate photo opportunity.
Max 25 children, ages 4+
During this workshop we will look into the shape and formation of volcanoes, find out the difference between magma and lava, and build and erupt our own model volcanoes.
Max 20 children, ages 4+
Become a budding scientist for the day and get involved in our lab full of colourful science experiments for lots of hands on fun!
Max 20 children, ages 5+
Digital Explorers *NEW*
Take part in activities to explore how computers ‘think,’ explore brand new exhibits on our Exhibition Floor and take join in games and challenges using our Dash Robots.
Max 20 children, ages 6+
Included in your birthday party menu:
- a variety of sandwich/rolls with various fillings
- fruit platter
- diluting juice
Further items can be pre-ordered for your party at an additional cost.
Downloads & FAQs
How do I book a birthday party?
We are not taking birthday party bookings at this time. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on party availability.
How do I pay?
A £50 deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remainder of the party payment required on the day of the party. Payment can be taken through the website, over the phone or in person at the Centre. Once your party slot is confirmed, an e-mail will be sent with details regarding payment options.
What age group do you cater for?
Our birthday parties are suitable for children ages 4-12. Each show / workshop will be catered towards the age of the party child. If you are looking for an adult party please see our venue hire page.
Can I hold my party at any time?
No, each party experience lasts 2 hours. Party slots are Saturdays and Sundays 10-12 and 2-4. On occasion, party slots will be offered during holidays and early evening. When you get in touch to book your party, a member of staff will confirm the booking slot availability.
Do adults need to attend the party?
Yes, the supervision of all party children is your responsibility. At least 2 adults must attend every party. Please make sure you have sufficient adult helpers for the duration of your party whilst keeping to Scottish Government guidelines. There is no charge for adult helpers.
What is the party menu?
The party food includes a varity of sandwhiches/rolls, fruit platters, crips and diluting juice.
Additional food for children and adults can be purchased and pre-ordered before your party.
Is food and drink provided for adults?
Food and drink are not provided for adults unless you have pre-ordered in advance. The adult menu can be found HERE
Can I bring my own food?
You can bring your own food for severe dietary requirements only with the exception of the birthday cake.
Can I bring a birthday cake?
Yes you bring the birthday cake, we do not provide a cake. We will provide a knife and foil for wrapping your cake.
Due to very sensitive smoke alarms, sparklers cannot be used on your birthday cake.
Usually, after singing, birthday cakes are cut and pieces are put in the birthday party bags, if you want to eat yours with your food please inform your party host.
How soon do I need to confirm my requirements?
All birthday party requirements must be confirmed two weeks before your party. This includes the number of children attending, birthday party theme, pre-ordering any extra food from the cafe and letting us know about any special dietary requirements.
How do I get my invitations?
Invitations can be downloaded here.
How far in advance should I arrive before our party?
We recommend the party host family arrive 15-20 minutes before the start of your party and that guests arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your time slot.
What decorations are provided?
The area where you have your party food will have minimal decorations. There is not time during your party slot to set-up additional party decorations.
What is included in the party bags?
Party bags will contain four items, a stationery set, puzzle, book and game.
If you wish to bring additional items for the party bag please hand these to your party host on arrival.
Am I allowed to take photos?
You can take photos of your birthday group as long as you have prior permission from parents/guardians.
You cannot take photos of other visitors in the Science Centre.
Is there somewhere I can leave my jackets and presents?
Yes, your party host will direct you to a trolley for your personal items. Aberdeen Science Centre cannot take responsibility for any items that go missing during your visit so please do not bring anything of value with you. There are lockers available if you need to use these.