Birthday Parties at Flandrau

Birthday Parties at Flandrau

Come see why parents and kids alike rave about birthday parties at Flandrau. Check us out for your child’s next birthday party for a fun and educational celebration!

Please note: The University of Arizona has a strict no-open flame policy and birthday candles are not allowed in all university buildings and on university grounds. You will need to bring your own food, drink, and utensils. Two week notice is preferred for booking.

Download Party Tips & Guidelines

A dinosaur birthday party room

What your party includes

  • Private party room for gifts and food
  • Access to all science exhibits
  • Advanced, preferred seating for a planetarium show for your whole group
  • Refrigerator/freezer

Parties at Flandrau are three hours in length for your guests (2 hours for guests to eat and explore exhibits and approximately 1 hour to enjoy a planetarium show). Additionally, you'll have 30 minutes to setup before your party and 30 minutes to clean up after your party outside of the three-hour party time.

Little girl in purple planetarium dome

Available Times

  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • 10:30AM, 12PM, or 1:30PM (see timeframes below)

After hours parties are available on a case-by-case basis-and for an extra fee-depending on scheduling and staff availability. Please email for more information.

You'll have 30 minutes before and after your party time for setup and cleanup.

10:30AM - 1:30PM

  • 10:30AM - 12:30PM - Exhibits and food
  • 12:30PM - Planetarium show*
  • 1:30PM - End

*(the planetarium show played at this time is usually best for the youngest party guests, ages 10 and under)

12:00PM - 3:00PM

  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM - Exhibits and food
  • 2:00PM - Planetarium show
  • 3:00PM - End

1:30PM - 4:30PM

  • 1:30PM - 3:30PM - Exhibits and food
  • 3:30PM - Planetarium show
  • 4:30PM - End

Use of the party room beyond the scheduled time will incur a fee of $100/hour and must be arranged in advance.

Flandrau Building exterior


  • $350 for up to 15 guests (adults and children ages 3 and up)
    • Additional guests are $20 each 
    • 30 guests maximum
    • If you have more than 30 guests, please contact us at

  • Deposit of $50 is required to confirm your birthday party.
  • Flandrau members receive 10% off their birthday party total. Not a member? Learn about the benefits of membership.

Available Spaces

A dinosaur birthday party room

Dino Party Room

A insect themed birthday party room

Bug Party Room

Galaxy Room

Galaxy Room (New!)

Optional Activity Add-Ons ($50)

Making slime

Slimy Science

Get ready for a slimy experience while you make your own slime to take home.

Earth Science Discovery photo

Dino Discovery Dig

Practice your paleontologist skills as you dig for dinosaurs.

Chemistry Activitiy at Flandrau

Fizzy Eggs (bug/dino)

Hatch an insect or a dinosaur during a fizzy chemical reaction.

Flandrau Birthday Invitations

Fill out a free invitation

We've already made planning your birthday party a little easier!
Check out these free Flandrau birthday party invitation templates!

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