Children's Museums and Science Centers for Kids Birthday Parties

San Francisco Bay Area

Planning a birthday party and need ideas for a venue or place? Have you considered hosting your party at a children’s museum or other educational nonprofit organization? Many children’s museums have imagination playgrounds; play structures, playhouses, and kids play areas for exploring and active learning in a family-friendly environment. Your guests will love hands-on interactive programs, arts and science activities, and educational exhibits at natural science centers. Friendly staff will help you to organize your party and accommodate your small or big group. Children’s museums offer many birthday party themes, decorations, face painting, party games, and party favors and are an excellent party venue for your memorable event. BirthdayMasters features listings for birthday party places in the San Francisco Bay Area where you can host your event.

Children's Creativity Museum

Children's Creativity Museum ~ Kids love seeing movies, music videos, and beautiful works of art. Now, you can let them learn about how it all works. Let your child explore the world of imagination for their special day! Have a great day here full of education and creativity in this hands-on museum. (more)

221 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 820-3320

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum ~ A party at the Bay Area Discovery Museum blends a fantastic location near the Golden Gate Bridge with exhibits, a choice of special activities, a bounce house, and face painting. With a variety of themes to choose from, your birthday party is customizable for any celebrant of any age. This popular venue books up quickly, so reserve your party now! (more)

557 McReynolds Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-3931

Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum ~ Children 5 years old and under love birthday parties at Habitot Children’s Museum. This special museum is specifically designed for young kids to have fun playing, imagining, and creating in interactive, hands-on exhibits. They can also draw, paint, and design in the art studio. Send your guests home with fun goody bags featuring unique themes like bathtime or creative colors. (more)

2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111

The Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation ~ For an interactive day of science and technology, host your next party at the Tech Museum of Innovation. With general admission and a private party room, your guests will be invited to explore all the museum has to offer. Add on options such as an IMAX film and lab experience for even more fun. (more)

201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 795-6325

Insect Discovery Lab

Insect Discovery Lab ~ Like a petting zoo but with insects! Learn about incredible animals found all around the world and see how you can save these beautiful creatures. See eyes light up and jaws drop as a walking stick sways on the palm of your hand. Invite Insect Discovery Lab to your place or book a Behind The Scenes tour. (more)

699 Mississippi St #106
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 648-3392

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Lindsay Wildlife Experience ~ Perfect for the little ones that are true animal lovers. Be awe-struck as a red tailed hawk calls out, and encounter different animals! Teach your child to co-exist with these amazing species that Lindsay Wildlife Experience will present. Fall in love with the creatures of the night while learning about their incredible hearing. Experience nature like never before. (more)

1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Marine Science Institute

Marine Science Institute ~ This is the perfect choice for the kid that eats, sleeps, and breathes everything to do with the ocean. The choice is truly yours; bring sharks and other sea creatures that live in the Bay Area into your own home, or go shoreside and find fish/invertebrates (while getting down and dirty), or go into the lab and learn about the many species whose home are in the San Francisco bay. Explore the wild side of San Francisco with MSI. (more)

500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 364-2760

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center ~ Hayward Shoreline is a hidden gem for hosting children’s birthday parties. If you’re looking to try out something that’s a little bit “different”, this is definitely it. You can choose between tons of fun party activities guided by a Naturalist, such as dipnet fishing, feeding leopard shark pups, meeting gopher snakes, or handling snails and crabs in the Touch Tank. (more)

4901 Breakwater Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 670-7270

Matter of Trust

Matter of Trust ~ Teach your kid to enjoy and appreciate the Earth while having fun with the interactive program for the birthday kid and guests provided by Matter Of Trust. Educating children about reducing, reusing, and recycling has never been more exciting and entertaining. (more)

3338 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 252-1177

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