Birthday Parties at Aberdeen Science Centre



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birthday parties

With so much to explore in our transformed centre, Aberdeen Science Centre is the ideal spot to host a birthday party.

Catering for 5-12 year olds, birthday party groups will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition floor, take part in a hands on workshop of your choice and enjoy some delicious party food from our onsite cafe, Grub. 

An ASC team member will greet you at reception on arrival, deliver your chosen party theme and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Your Birthday Party Package


A variety of time slots are available every weekend (subject to availability at the time of booking).

Each party lasts two hours, at the cost of £14.50 per child.

Each party must have a minimum of 12 children and a maximum of 20.

5 adults are free to attend with each party, any additional adults will be charged at £8.50.

Birthday parties are available for those aged 5-10, birthday party guests must be aged 4+ to take part in our party activities. 


All birthday party packages include:

  • A welcome by a member of the ASC team
  • Time to explore our exhibition floor
  • A 30 minute workshop of your choice
  • Party food provided by Grub
  • Five adults free of charge
Space Craft

Have an out-of-this world birthday with our Space Craft party theme. Take part in space science demonstrations and complete a space themed craft activity to take home.

Ages 5+

Erupting Volcanoes

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.

Ages 5+

Colour Chemistry

Become a budding scientist for the day and get involved with colourful science experiments and lots of hands on fun!

Ages 5+

Digital Explorers

Take part in activities to explore how computers ‘think,’ and join in games and challenges using our Dash Robots.

Ages 7+

CSI Aberdeen

There’s been a crime! Become a science detective for the day and carry out an investigation by examining evidence from the scene.

Ages 7+


Included in your birthday party menu:

  • a variety of soft rolls with various fillings
  • fruit platter
  • crisps
  • diluting juice

Further items can be pre-ordered for your party at an additional cost.

Downloads & FAQs

Can I hold my party at any time?

No, each party experience lasts 2 hours. Party slots are Saturdays and Sundays 10am-12noon, 12noon-2pm and 2pm-4pm. Additional week-day slots may be available during school holidays. When you get in touch to book your party, a member of staff will confirm the  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 to supervise the children attending. It is not the responsibiilty of our staff to supervise the children, we are here to facilitate your workshop. 

You can have 5 adults attend your party free of charge, all additional adults will cost of £8.50 per adult.

If party parents would like to stay in the centre for the duration of the party, but not attend the party, then they are either welcome to stay in our cafe or purchase tickets to take part in our public activities. 

How do I pay?

A non-refundable £50 deposit is required at the time of booking and must be paid within 5 days of initial enquiry to secure your slot. The remaining balance will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to your party and will be due on the day of your party. Deposits can be through online transfer or in person at Aberdeen Science Centre. 

Is food and drink provided for adults?

Food and drink are not provided for adults – you are welcome to bring food along and sign a food waiver form stating that Aberdeen Science Centre did not provide the additional catering.

Please note that any adult in attendance at the party over the 5 free spaces as per the terms and conditions will be charge at £8.50.

Can I bring a birthday cake?

Yes – you can bring a birthday cake.

Due to very sensitive smoke alarms, sparklers cannot be used on your birthday cake.

How soon do I need to confirm my requirements?

You must pay your £50 deposit within 5 days of provisionally booking your party.

All other 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 far in advance should I arrive before our party?

We recommend the party host family arrive 15 minutes before the start of your party and that guests arrive 5 minutes before your time slot.

What decorations are provided?

The area where you have your party food will have minimal decorations which includes table clothes and banners. Cutlery and plates for the food are provided by Aberdeen Science Centre. There is not time during your party slot to set-up extensive additional party decorations.

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 at Aberdeen Science Centre.

Booking your Birthday party

To enquire about booking  a party please follow the link below, complete the form and a member of staff will get back to you.

Please note, to avoid disappointment we recommend booking your party at least one month in advance.