Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL


A Unique Party Experience:

At the Gulf Coast Exploreum, we’ve got children’s birthday parties down to a science!
When you book your child’s party with us, you can relax while we do all the work. We provide themed invitation templates, party favors, a cool birthday cake and a fun experiment to entertain the guests. We even handle the clean up! Select a party package and let us do the rest!



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Fun Tip: Prior to the party, guests can purchase a gift in the Explore Station Gift Shop and our staff will have it wrapped and ready to go! The Gift Shop can be reached at 251.208.6876.


STEP 1: Call or email our birthday party coordinator at 251.208.6880 to check availability!
Our Exploreum birthday parties are popular and book several weeks in advance so plan early. Full payment is required to reserve your party. Please see our cancellation information after step 4 below.


STEP 2: Pick Your Party!
Explorer’s Package ($240 members, $300 non-members)
Up to 30 guests included in package, 45 guests maximum due to space restrictions


STEP 3: Select an add-on (optional): IMAX film and/or admission to exhibits.


STEP 4: Receive a confirmation and download you invitation template via the links below.


Available times:

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
● Free admission for up to 30 guests to our 3 permanent galleries
● Additional guests are $8.00 per person and children ages 2 and under are free!
● One hour in a pre-designated exhibit hall prior to your party with full enjoyment of the other permanent galleries after the cake!
● One hour in the birthday party room for cake, gifts, and our cool experiment
● A birthday party host will be in the party room and will have the following set up and ready to go:

  • Science experiment/activity
  • $10 Exploreum Bucks
  • Table covers, plates, napkins and forks
  • Decorations and party favors
  • Capri Sun
  • Half-sheet vanilla birthday cake from The Little Cake Shop! Yum!



For the Explorer’s Package, select one of our themes below:


Under the Sea

Life under the shore is much more fun! Dive into this fun-filled underwater theme by learning the science of deep-sea bubbles and have a blast making some of your own!


Download invitation


Rumble in the Jungle
Snakes, monkeys and more! Get ready for a rumble in the jungle! Make your own quicksand and learn how to escape this perilous concoction.


Download invitation


Mad Scientist
Do you have a budding young scientist at home? Select this theme that turns your guests into chemists and the can make their very own slime!


Mad Scientist Invitation


Out of this World
Shuttles, planets and more! This theme is perfect for the aspiring young astronaut. Learn the science of rocket propulsion with an out-of-this-world experiment!


Download invitation


Reptile Rumble
Celebrate in scaly style! Rendezvous with an Exploreum reptile as you learn all about these cold-blooded critters. Guests will have the chance to meet and even touch one of our reptile friends that reside in our very own Biology Lab!
Download invitation


Special Experience Package ($280 members, $350 non-members)
Up to 30 guests included in package, 45 guests maximum due to space restrictions


Available times:

Saturdays @ 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. Sundays @ 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
• In addition to the Explorer’s Package amenities your guests will have access to our current Scratch Factory gallery.
• Specialty themed cake and decorations
• Party being held in ExploreTec, located in Scratch Factory
• Upgraded Experiment delivered by a special character
• $15 in Exploreum Bucks for the Birthday Child


Special Experience Birthday Parties


Extreme Science with Dr. Freeze
Have a cool time with Dr. Freeze! The birthday child and the good doctor will freeze up a batch of liquid nitrogen ice cream for guests and turn air to a solid, liquid, and back to a gas again! It’s a chilling experience!


The Amazing World of Argon the Magnificent
Abracadabra! Ka Boom! Enter the world of Argon the Magnificent!
Guests will be dazzled with blazing magic tricks performed by Argon and the birthday child! Flame throwing, disappearing water, and explosions make this party a blast!


Pinkee Lee’s Posh Party!
Are you posh enough to spin with Pinkee Lee? Come learn about the science of colors with Ms. Lee our very own rainbowologist and create your very own personal spin art masterpiece.




  • Payment and Cancellation Policy
    • Full payment is due to reserve your party and a credit card must be on file to complete your reservation
    • $50 of the full payment will be a non-refundable deposit
    • Your credit card on file will be charged for additional guests on the day of the event
    • If you cancel your party in writing 30 days prior to your event, you will be refunded the full amount paid minus the $50 deposit
    • If you cancel your party in writing 15-29 days prior to your event, you will be refunded 50% of the amount paid minus the $50 deposit
    • If you cancel your party within 14 days of your event, no monies paid will be refunded.