Plan a Birthday Party

It’s a birthday party, with a little science, and a lot of fun! All the cool parents are doing it! Make your child’s next birthday “cool” at the Virginia Air & Space Center! Parties are held on Saturday and Sunday only and dates fill up fast, so book early! Please book your celebration at least two weeks in advance.

Celebrate your child’s birthday with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and loads of fun!

STEM Birthday Parties include:

  • A host and party room for up to 30 people for two hours
  • Exhibit admission for all of your party guests
  • Happy Birthday message on the Virginia Air & Space Center’s outdoor marquis
  • FREE downloadable party invitations
  • Plus, customize your party with one of our STEM Birthday Party Themes for an additional $30.00
  • Theme Parties include an interactive demonstration and hands-on activity

The birthday day desk is manned Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm. If you have any concerns or questions please contact Group Sales at or call at (757) 727-0900 x780.


  • Airplane Adventure:

    Prepare for take-off as your child pilots their own party through an aviation experience!

  • Birthday Blast Off:

    Your child is sure to have a birthday to remember as they become astronauts with their friends. Join us on an out-of-this-world NASA mission.

  • Magic Laboratory:

    Have an electrifying birthday as we take the magic show off the stage and into the lab. We will reveal the science behind exciting magic tricks and teach your child mind-boggling experiments like making heatless fire, electrifying a pickle, and other weird science experiments.

  • Robo Party:

    Your child will love being the lead engineer on a birthday mission to build and program their own Robot in our state-of-the-art NASA Robotic laboratory

Added Value Activities

Complete your party package with these great added value activities:

  • Space Freeze Demonstration

    This liquid nitrogen activity definitely adds the “cool” factor! Demo discusses extreme temperatures, Freeze a penny, flower, balloon all with liquid Nitrogen!

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Because who doesn’t want freshly made ice cream made for the birthday?

  • MAX Flight Simulator Ride

    Take flight in this 360 degree flight simulator that rolls, loops and spins. (height restriction

    AND, you can create your party favor Goody bags right in our Museum Gift Shop. Choose from Space Ice Cream, science kits and more! Contact the Helena at the Gift Shop at (757) 727-0900 ext. 747, arrangements must be made in advance of the party date. Priced separately.

Party Pricing:

STEM Birthday Party: $220.00

(Includes host, exhibit admission, party room for two-hours up to 30 people)

Customized STEM Birthday Party Theme: $30.00

(Choose from a variety of themes. Includes interactive demonstrations and hands-on activity)

Space Freeze Demonstration: $30.00

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream: $30

MAX Flight Simulator Ride – $3 per person