Birthdays & Space Rental



Guests will make and launch their own rockets.  Fun experiments will also be a part of this amazing science celebration.


Guests will learn about different creatures and their habitats, special features and adaptive behaviors and design 3-D creatures of their own.


Guests have a chance for a one on one encounter when they meet and learn about one or two members of the Junior Center Animal Ambassador Program. 
This party requires an additional fee to hire staff to be on hand to handle the animals.


Guests will create a painting in the style of a famous artist. Over 15 different artist themes are available including Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud, and Vincent Van Gogh. Fun facts about the featured artist and painting techniques will be shared with the group as they work on their paintings. We now offer Painting Parties for adults!

Birthday party packages are
for 2 hours for up to 14 children.

Saturdays $375
Sundays $350

***Birthday package special.
Purchase a family membership and get a 10% discount on your birthday booking.

Guests participate in:
– a hands-on project
– games/demonstrations
– cake and gift time

Junior Center provides:
– a project instructor
– all project materials

The Family provides:
– the cake and refreshments
– all items related to serving the cake and refreshments

Additional fees apply for parties larger than 14 children.


Host Your Next Event or Birthday Party at The Junior Center of Art and Science

  • Rent Individual Rooms or the Entire Building
  • Discounts for Non-Profits
  • Panoramic Views of Lake Merritt
  • Just Steps Away From the Shoreline
  • Adjacent to the High-Traffic Lakeside Park and Bird Sanctuary
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