Party Smarty at HMNS at Sugar Land!
Do you live in the Sugar Land are and want to keep your child's birthday party close to home? Party Smarty is conveniently available at HMNS Sugar Land.
Why not let us help you and scratch one thing off your to-do list: planning the perfect birthday bash for your budding scientist.
The Party Smarty birthday party program at HMNS Sugar Land is your one-stop-shop for party planning - from selecting a theme and deciding on décor to securing activities and entertainment, we’ve got you covered.
Party Smarty Format
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. Here’s how it works:
Start by choosing a theme. You can explore Dinosaur Alley in the Paleontology Hall, dig and discover in the Dig Pit or view a film in the Digital Dome theatre.
Each party is two hours long and divided into four segments - 15 minutes for decorating a Giant Birthday Card, 30 minutes for crafts, 30 minutes to tour an exhibit and nourish those noggins, and 45 minutes for good old fashioned celebration.
Holiday Fee: For parties booked on a Holiday, there will be an additional $100 charge. This applies even if holiday lands on a weekend day.
Rush fee: For parties booked 7 days out or less, we will change an additional $50 Rush fee.
Rescheduling Fee: One date rescheduling per party is allowed. Any subsequent reschedulings will be subject to a $50 fee per change.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science prefers credit cards as a method of payment. If you would prefer to pay in cash, we will accept cash payments for a birthday party if it is paid one week prior to the date of the party.
No deposits are allowed and all birthday parties must be paid prior to the date of the party. Failure to do so will result in the birthday party being cancelled. We appreciate your cooperation.
Pricing Basic Party Smarty Package (HMNS Main location or HMNS at Sugar Land, ages 11 and younger):
Members: $350 Non-Members: $450
Large Room Additional Charge: $150 There is a $100 discount for birthday parties booked Monday – Friday.
Supplies From invitations and gift bags for your guests to balloons and flatware, we’ve got what you need.
Wildlife on Wheels: $275
Whether it’s creepy and crawly or cuddly and cute, we have the critter you need. Guests can experience some of our live animals, and touch if they dare, when they drop in for a visit. Animal availability may vary. (Recommended for children 4 years and older. Presentation lasts 45 minutes.)
$275 Our magician will astound guests with his mystifying magic! (Recommended for children 5 years and older. Presentation lasts 45 minutes.)
Bugs on Wheels:
$275 Giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, stunning walking sticks and more will amaze guests. Our insect experts will introduce your guests to a bug’s world. Animal availability may vary. (Recommended for children 4 years and older. Presentation lasts 45 minutes.)
$125 From Disney characters to Corpse Flower Lois and everything in between, our balloon artists will delight your guests with their creations. (Recommended for all age groups. Presentation lasts 60 minutes.)
$150 Anything and everything your child (and their friends) can dream up can be painted on their face or arm. (Recommended for all age groups. Presentation lasts 60 minutes.)
Balloons: $20 (includes 1 dozen inflated latex balloons)
Silverware: $60 (includes up to 40 spoons, forks, knives, small plates, large plates and cups and up to 80 napkins)
Invitations and Thank You Cards: $40 (includes 20 invitations with envelopes and 20 thank you cards with envelopes)
Our Museum Store offers gift bags to match all the Party Smarty themes from $3 to $12. You can also customize your own treat bag and get a 20 percent discount.
You're more than welcome to bring your own food or have food delivered to the museum for your party, however for the safety of our patrons the following items are not allowed: hot plates, crockpots, chafing dishes, sparkling candles or any other heating or warming device.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science does not offer any refunds on birthday parties.
Rescheduling of Parties:
The Houston Museum of Natural Science allows a one-time reschedule of a birthday party due to illness or family emergencies. Any add-ons that were booked for the original birthday party date are not guaranteed on the rescheduled date. However, the museum will make every effort to reschedule all original add-ons.