Children's birthday parties at the Space Centre are out of this world! Birthday packages may include a live science show, time in our Cosmic Courtyard exhibit space, and a Planetarium Star Theatre show.
We’ve modified our programming to ensure physical distancing. Masks are required for all attendees. See our COVID guidelines for visitors.
Mission to Mars (Age 7+)
Do you and your friends want to be the first human Martians? Head off to Mars for your birthday! To prepare for your trip, you will create your own mission patches, learn what it takes to live in space so when you ‘land’ on Mars you are ready for adventure.
NOTE: This is an experience better suited for younger children but has enough depth if older children are particularly keen on the topic.
Rocket to Mars (Age 10+)
Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to be an astronaut? Head off to Mars for your birthday! You will build and launch your own rockets, explore Mars and its surrounding neighbourhood. NOTE: This is not an experience suitable for children under 10 years as it involves using hot glue guns.
This program is booked in the late afternoon for 3:30pm. Our bookings clerk can provide details. The program lasts approximately three hours.
$37.50 per child plus applicable taxes. Adults $18.75 each.
NOTE: We can accommodate a maximum of 16 children and 4 adults.
Be sure to have all of the contact information for each member of your group in the event that anyone is exposed to COVID.
An $90.00 maintenance fee (general room preparation, furniture set-up and take-down, and cleaning) applies to all birthday parties in addition to attendee fees.
Book Your Visit
Call: 604.738.7827 ext. 241
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do when I arrive?
You can check in at the front desk when you arrive and have your guests assemble in the main lobby. Guest services will be there to assist you with present drop off, directions, and payment.
What happens if some of my guest arrive late?
We will accommodate late arrivals as best as we can. Let the guest services staff know if you expect one of your guests to be late and we will connect them with the party upon arrival.
Do we receive a guided tour?
This is a guided birthday party. Our interpretive staff will provide full programming for your group over a three hour period.
Is food included in the birthday package?
Please keep food to a minimum (cake or a small packaged snack). We do not allow candles. Please bring everything you need to serve and clean up the food. We will provide two tables in the Cosmic Courtyard exhibit to place food and presents.
Can I bring my own room decorations?
We do not recommend bringing decorations. The entire party takes place in our exhibit and theatre spaces which are fully decorated in a space theme.
What happens if I have to cancel?
Cancellations made with less than one week notice of the event are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. If cancellation is due to COVID we will make accommodations.
What happens if the number of guests changes on the day of the birthday?
Payment is collected on the day of the party, so you will only pay for the actual number of people who show up (based on the minimum of 15 people).