Birthday Parties at the Space Centre
The Space Centre is a great venue for your birthday party. We host parties for all ages at all times of day and night. Most parties last around two hours.
Our normal admission prices apply:
- Adult (18+): $10
- Children (5-17): $7
- Pre-schoolers (2-4): $3
IMPORTANT: Bookings outside our normal opening hours have a minimum charge of $100.00 (roughly equal to 4 adults and 8 children).
What Happens at a Space Centre Party
It's completely flexible but the following plan works well for most parties:
- We begin with a short introductory talk from one of our staff. Questions and discussions about space are encouraged.
- Guests are then free to explore the Space Centre, looking at the displays and having turns on the interactive activities, including our Samsung Gear VR headset.
- At any time you can gather the guests for food (see below), presents, etc.
- Finally, guests can have another play while adults pack up and prepare to leave.
Times / Numbers: Bookings can be made for any time of day or night. There is no minimum number of guests but if you book outside our normal opening hours a $100.00 minimum charge applies. The maximum number of people we can comfortably accommodate for a party is about 40.
Food / Catering: We don't offer catering ourselves but you're welcome to bring your own food. We have a kitchen with a Zip for boiling water, a microwave oven, a conventional oven, and tables and chairs for eating. We can recommend local caterers if you like (a popular and easy option is to order pizza and have it delivered).
Telescopes: It is sometimes possible for us to look through the telescopes but due to weather, street lights and other factors, it's only about a third of the time. Please note that we only recommend this for children over the age of 7 as younger children tend to have trouble seeing anything and it usually ends in disappointment. In any case it's never a good idea to build up expectations about seeing through a telescope — treat it as a bonus if it happens.
Helpful tip: It's easiest if guests arrive together, or at least fairly close to the same time. Try to avoid guests arriving before the birthday child.