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Birthday Parties at the Virginia Air & Space Center!

Cool Science Birthday Parties!

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! Cool Science 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 Cool Science Themes for an additional $30.00
  • • All Cool Science Theme Parties include an interactive demonstration and hands-on activity
  • • AND, you can create your party favor Goody bags right in our Imagination Station: One Stop Science Shop. Choose from Space Ice Cream, science kits and more! Contact the Imagination Station at (757) 727-0900 ext. 794, arrangements must be made in advance of the party date. Priced separately.

 

The birthday day desk is manned Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm. If you have any concerns or questions please contact Parrish Crosby at pcrosby@vasc.org or call at (757) 727-0900 x709.

AVAILABLE THEMES:

Plane Fun Party

Plane Fun PartyPlane Fun Party

Prepare for take-off as your child pilot’s their own party through an aviation adventure!
 

This aviation celebration begins with the birthday child receiving his pilot wings in a pinning ceremony. Birthday guests are presented with co-pilot wings and everyone prepares for take-off as our virtual airplane starts its engines and departs for the wild, blue yonder. Guests will enjoy “in-flight entertainment” with an interactive flight demonstration and exciting scavenger hunt activity.
 

Suggested added values include: SRV Simulator Ride and MAX Flight Simulator Ride

Suggested Age: K-up

What’s in the demo: educator shows how icing occurs on airplane wings using liquid nitrogen + scavenger hunt.

 

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Birthday Blast Off

Birthday Blast Off PartyBirthday Blast Off

Your child will have an out-of-this-world birthday as they take a mission to Mars aboard our birthday rocket ship!
 

This space adventure begins with the birthday child receiving a Commander pin and birthday guests being presented with Mission Specialist pins. Birthday guests are called to a mission briefing, where Space Freeze, an interactive liquid nitrogen demonstration is presented, and guests are briefed on the conditions they will endure in space. A final countdown to Blast Off! and our virtual rocket ship travels to Mars. Birthday mission tasks are performed by our birthday crew like walking in “moon” shoes. The party continues until re-entry when our astronauts return to Earth.
 

Suggested added values include: MAX Flight Simulator Ride and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!
 

Suggested Age: K-up

 

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Robo-Party

Robo PartyRobo-Party

Your child will love being the lead engineer on a birthday mission to program their own robot!
 

This birthday party takes place in the Virginia Air & Space Center’s Robot-Lab where your birthday child is pinned Lead Engineer and birthday guests become Programmers. Birthday guests will be briefed on many of different types of robots and the challenges of remote programming. Then the birthday moves into the lab to see more robots and program a robot to do a certain task. Younger children will experiment with Bee Bots while older children will work with Lego or Sphero Robots.
 

Suggested added values include: Robot Bounce House and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!
 

Suggested Age: Bee-bots age 5-7, Robots age 8-up

 

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Magical Laboratory

Magical Laboratory

What happens when a Mad Magical Scientist plans a birthday party? Including some or all of electric pickles and other weird science experiments using heatless fire that will turn your child’s party into a mad bash!
 

The bash is hosted by our very own Mad Scientist who performs a number of hands-on science magic experiments that will thrill and amaze! The birthday child will be presented with a Magic Laboratory badge. Then the party is transformed into a Magic Science Lab where birthday guests learn to make a pickle glow, and try to burn money. The electrifying Cool Science demo provides an interactive experience with the Magic of Electricity, featuring the Mad Scientist’s Van de Graff generator. The party isn’t over until someone has their hair standing on end…no, really!

 

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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 -
Let us make ice cream right before your eyes using liquid nitrogen! Cool Factor X10!

MAX Flight Simulator Ride -
Take flight in this 360 degree flight simulator that rolls, loops and spins. Yeah, we know, it’s pretty cool. (height restriction)

3D IMAX Experience -
Add an IMAX film in our giant-screen theater. Our educational films vary, so ask about our current schedule.

AND, you can create your party favor Goody bags right in our Imagination Station: One Stop Science Shop. Choose from Space Ice Cream, science kits and more! Contact the Imagination Station at (757) 727-0900 ext. 794, arrangements must be made in advance of the party date. Priced separately.

Party Pricing:
Cool Science Party: $220.00
(Includes host, exhibit admission, party room for two-hours up to 30 people)

Customized Cool Science Theme: $30.00
(Choose from a variety of themes. Includes interactive Cool Science demonstration and hands-on activity)

Space Freeze Demonstration: $30.00
(For parties that don’t already include liquid nitrogen)

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream: $30

MAX Flight Simulator Ride – $3 per person

3D IMAX Experience – (go online to www.vasc.org)

Read What Guests Are Saying:

"Thank you for arranging Sean's Birthday party last weekend. He had a fabulous time and has decided that he wants to become a Scientist now as well as an Astronaut. I would definitely recommend your museum to my friends who are interested in birthday parties or summer camps!" - Tiffany

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