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Birthday parties

From space adventures to exciting experiments, live science demonstrations to planetarium shows, party guests will be given an exciting itinerary where they can experience everything on offer.

Your party experience includes party invitations, a special make (and take home) activity just for your group, plus a packed lunch for each guest.

Life is the perfect venue for a birthday celebration

What's included

  • Welcome and check-in from one of our hosts.
  • An itinerary of shows and activities. Guests will then have free time to explore the science centre.
  • Make (and take home) activity in the Making Studios led by one of the Life team. Choose from making an amazing crown or a self-portrait made from string.
  • A packed lunch for each guest. (Please let the bookings team know of any special dietary requirements including allergies or intolerances at the time of booking.)
  • You are welcome to bring your own birthday cake. Party bags are available to pre order from £5.00 per bag. You can also pre-order drinks and snacks for the grown-ups in the party e.g. sandwiches, muffins, hot drinks. Just let our bookings team know.
  • Paper invitations to send to your party guests – we’ll post these out to you once booking is confirmed.

  • For ages 5 – 11. Minimum 12 children.
  • We recommend 3 hours for the party which includes time for lunch. Guests are welcome to stay longer.
  • Make and take activity: same activity for the entire party (either crown making or string self-portraits).
  • If you have any special access requirements, please let our team know when you are booking.

Key information

Birthday party balloons.

Making activity choices

Young girl wearing a homemade party crown in front of Life Science Centre's Making Studios.

Making activity choice 1: Make a crown

Each member of the party will make themselves a King or Queen (or Court Jester) for the day by fashioning a crown to perfectly fit their head. Stand out with sleek designs and fantastic embellishments that will turn heads on the bus home.

This crown is only an example – yours might look completely different!

Little boy making a string portrait in The Making Studios at a Life Science Centre Birthday party.

Making activity choice 2: Making a string self-portrait

Each member of the party creates a self-portrait from string. The string is then painted which allows a perfect print of the portrait to be transferred onto posh paper. Ideal to pop into party bags to take home.

Feedback from happy party-goers…

We had such a wonderful party – my daughter and all her friends had the best time. Everything was organised so well and the staff were all very welcoming and helpful.

Jordanna