Super Fun, Super Easy
We know planning a party is a big responsibility. We work hard to provide a simple planning process that results in great experiences for your guests! Parties get access to all our immersive, hands-on exhibits and we even provide each guest with a party ticket so you get even more out of your party. Use the button below to view our different party options, info, and pricing guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
+ What Can Party Guests do?
All guests can explore our immersive, hands-on exhibits, plus they’ll have the option to purchase add-on experiences (pottery painting, harnessed climbing, button making). We even give each child a party ticket that’s good for a free button, a free harnessed climb, or $3 off a pottery painting item.
+ Who do you consider a guest?
Anyone over the age of 1 that will be staying for your event, including adults, are considered guests (when thinking about total number of guests). For standard parties the $5/child charge only applies to children ages 15 and under. For private parties, the host will be charged a flat hourly rate based on the total number of guests.
+ Can we come early to set up?
Yes! You can set up the room 30 minutes prior to your event start time. Please note that our staff are generally not available to help you set up the room or load in/out supplies, so please plan accordingly.
+ Can we decorate our party room?
Yes, we allow you to bring tabletop decorations (tablecloths, etc). We do not allow decorations that need to be taped/tacked/tied onto the walls. For standard parties, out of respect for other visitors, we ask that you do not bring piñatas, loud noisemakers, or allow guests to pop balloons during your party. All party decorations must stay in the party rooms for the duration of your visit.
+ Can we bring food & drinks?
Yes! Please keep all food & drinks in your party room and have guests wash hands before returning to the Discovery Lab activities. You’ll need to bring your own plates, utensils and anything else necessary for your food & drinks. There is a Hy-Vee grocery a short 5-minute drive from our facility, in case you forget something.
+ Can we bring alcoholic beverages for adults?
Alcoholic beverages are only permitted during private parties and only for guests ages 21 and older.
+ Can guests stay after the party ends?
Guests should plan to leave at the end of the scheduled party time.