Blast Off!

A birthday party that is out of this world!

What is more exciting than exploring the planets and stars in a rocket ship even if it's only in our imaginations? 

In this EcoTarium birthday party, the fun starts with a round of Space Twister, our intergalactic spin on the classic floor game. 

After untangling yourselves, you and your guests will then create and decorate your own stomp rocket.  Use your imagination and add feathers, stickers, and ribbon to make it your own.  When finished, it's time for the final countdown and blast-off!  How high can you make your rocket fly?  Launching is held indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather.

Everyone takes their rocket home, along with instructions on how to make more to continue the fun!

Consider extending the experience after the party by visiting our digital planetarium to see "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket," a film about two curious kids who turn a cardboard carton into a rocket and blast off to explore the solar system (additional fee applies).

In addition to the Blast Off! activities described above, your birthday party will also include:

  • A private room for two hours, includes time for cake and gifts if you choose
  • Host(s) to assist you for the length of your party
  • Downloadable party invitation and thank-you notes
  • Return visit pass for all children attending
  • $10 gift certificate to the EcoTarium Museum Shop for the birthday child (or two $5 gift certificates for a double party)

Cost:

  • $280 (Members $250) for up to 15 children/ 30 people in total including adults (under 2 are free and not included in the count); 1 Host, 1 room
  • $375 (Members $345) for up to 20 children/ 40 people in total including adults (under 2 are free and not included in the count); 2 Hosts, Larger room
  • Colorful Paper Goods: add $50
  • Digital Planetarium Show: add $85 (please note that planetarium shows are subject to availability and we will inform you of any unforeseen scheduling conflicts as soon as possible)
  • Explorer Express Train Ride: add $60 (please note that train operations can be impacted by weather and the train is not available in January or February)

Payment:

  • $150 non-refundable deposit to be paid at time of booking the party
  • Remaining balance due at the end of the party
  • Additional fees apply if you exceed your party size, ask us for details before you book your party