Basic Party Smarty Package

Party Smarty is about more than cake and candles. We make it our mission for your child to have an unforgettable time and to learn something while they’re at it.

Planning with us is easy.


  • *NEW* Energy-   Become a Wildcatter as you work to discover oil, enjoy a pit stop in our one-of-a-kind Energy City, and take a voyage in our reimagined Geovator or EFX 3000 in our Wiess Energy Hall!
  • Dinosaur – Dig through 3 billion years of history in the Morian Hall of Paleontology, the largest hall of paleontology in North America! (For more information on the best time of day to host this party, please contact us!)
  • Butterfly – Explore our Cockrell Butterfly Center where you will trek through 3 stories of a living rainforest and have the opportunity to see fluttering butterflies and creepy-crawly bugs up close!
  • Astronomy – Throw a soiree under the stars with our Astronomy theme while enjoying a film in our newly renovated Burke Baker Planetarium.
  • Egypt – Experience the mysteries of an ancient civilization in our Hall of Ancient Egypt**. Due to the sensitive nature of the items inside the Hall, we do not recommend this theme for children below the age of 8.
  • Wildlife – Howl with the coyotes as you take a hike through our Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife. See over 200 different animals that live in 5 unique biomes of our great state.
  • Expedition – Spend a fun-filled hour flying to Mars in our Expedition Center before you finish your celebration in one of our private party rooms (ages 10+). This package does not include a craft.

Party Format: 

Each party is two hours long and divided into three segments:

  • 30 minutes for crafts*
  • 30-45 minutes to tour an exhibit (or a Planetarium show)
  • 45 minutes for good old fashioned celebration

* We have multiple craft options for each party and theme. Ask your Party Planner for more details.


Regular Room: $350 for members and $450 for non-members for a room that can hold up to 20 children and 20 adults.

Large Room: $500 for members and $600 for non-members for a party room that can hold up to 40 children and 40 adults.

Weekday Discount: There is a $100 discount for birthday parties held Monday – Friday.* Some exclusions apply. Please ask your party coordinator for more information.

Add-on Presentations

Parties are customizable with one-of-a-kind add-on programs! Purchasing an add-on will extend the party by 30 minutes, making it a…

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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