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Birthday Party Upgrades


Please note that purchasing a Party Upgrade will replace either the tour or the activity portion of your party. When booking your party, please let our Reservations team know which portion of your party you are replacing with your upgrade.

Does the Museum provide food or cake for the party?
Food and drinks are not included in the party pricing, but we can help you arrange some items for an additional fee.
  • Large, 1-topping or cheese pizzas – $13 each (includes tip)
  • Small, gluten-free, 1-topping or cheese pizzas – $13 each (includes tip)
  • Juice Drink – $5 for 10 assorted flavors
  • 12 Cupcakes (chocolate, vanilla or sprinkles) – $50

These are subject to availability and must be organized at least 2 weeks prior to your party date.  Please let us know if you would like us to take care of this for you!

Can we bring our own food in?
Yes, you are welcome to bring in your own food or have it delivered, but there are some restrictions: no alcoholic beverages, no heating devices, and no full-scale catering. Please email us ahead of time with information regarding any deliveries you may be expecting. This will help us ensure your party goes smoothly!
Planetarium
  • Up to 30 People – $150
  • Up to 75 People – $375

Want to add a planetarium show to your party? We can help with that! Fly through the universe, experience the vastness of space, roam planetary surfaces or navigate asteroid fields.
Shows are subject to availability, but we will make an effort to place you in an age appropriate show.

Add your child’s name in the stars before your Planetarium show for only $50.

Please note: This option is not available at HMNS Sugar Land.

Giant Screen Film
  • Up to 30 People – $180
  • Up to 75 People – $450

Journey around the globe and explore the hidden wonders of the natural world with breathtaking views. Add a Giant Screen Film to your party and you’ll do just that!

Shows are subject to availability.

Butterfly Release
  • $175

Give your kids the unique experience of releasing live butterflies into our Cockrell Butterfly Center rainforest! Includes 20 butterflies, only available for insect themed parties.

Please note: This option is not available at HMNS Sugar Land.

Live Animal Presentation
  • $275

Live animals and real Museum specimens give students of all ages a unique, hands-on opportunity to dive into life science! Meet unusual animals and learn about their adaptations for survival, as you experience life science in a whole new way!

Presentation lasts 30 to 45 minutes depending on participant age.

Dinosaur Discovery Presentation
  • $275

What was a dinosaur, and what was it like to be one? Marvel at dinosaur bones, horns, claws, teeth, and skin as you meet carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs through real fossilized specimens. You’ll investigate what dinosaurs ate, how they hunted, and the adaptations they developed to survive in a harsh and competitive prehistoric world.

Presentation lasts 30 to 45 minutes depending on participant age.

Live Insect Presentation
  • $275

Giant katydids, hissing cockroaches, exotic beetles, and beautiful butterflies will fascinate children of all ages during fun, hands-on presentations. Insect availability may vary.

Presentation lasts 30 to 45 minutes depending on participant age.

Jurassic Extreme
  • $450

Want to take your dinosaur party to the next level? Book Jurassic Extreme for an exclusive 30 minute meet and greet with a walking dinosaur from Houston’s own Jurassic Extreme. Don’t forget your camera!

Face Painter
  • $250

Recommended for all age groups. 60 minutes.

Balloon Artist
  • $225

A balloon artist will delight your guests with their creations!
Recommended for all age groups. 60 minutes.

Additional 30 minutes – 20% of the cost of the party package.
Additional 60 minutes – 30% of the cost of the party package.

Art Bike
  • $100

Learn about the science of centrifugal force and create stunning works of spin art with our Art Bike! Guests will take turns pedaling for their pals and creating art. While bike operation recommended for ages 5 and up. Anyone can make art!

Access to the art bike for an hour.

Please note: This option is not available at HMNS Sugar Land.

Magician
  • $375

Our magician will astound guests with his mystifying magic!
Recommended for children 5 years and older.
Presentation lasts 45 minutes.

Space: Going the Distance!
Discover the incredible scale of our solar system as we model the great distances between the planets and our sun.

Recommended for children 5 years and older. Presentation lasts 25 minutes.

Expedition Center Mission
The Expedition Center is a learning experience that engages children, transforming them into scientists, engineers or researchers on a simulated space expedition.

Mission lasts for an hour and is for up to 20 children.
Recommended for children 8 years and older.

Please note: This option is not available at HMNS Sugar Land.

Chemistry Presentation
Have a blast (literally!) witnessing demonstrations of combustion, color changes, and polymers! This exciting presentation takes a look at chemical changes and states of matter, observing various types of reactions and the byproducts created.

Presentation lasts 30 to 45 minutes depending on participant age.

JUST INTERESTED IN A ROOM FOR CAKE?
If you just need a room to gather briefly for cake, consider an express party. An Express Party provides access to an undecorated room for up to 30 people for 40 minutes and entry to the permanent exhibit halls for the day. Not included in an Express Party are any activities, tours, decorations, parking passes or facilitators. You are also unable to add upgrades to an Express Party. This option is only available to HMNS Members.
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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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