Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at Helix! Your group will participate in an exclusive inquiry workshop led by a Helix educator, followed by a private celebration for your guests. Choose from our interactive workshops in which your group will do fun, hands-on activities! The workshop takes approximately 90 minutes, and then the classroom space will be exclusively yours for the duration of your event while you celebrate and explore the exhibits.

  • Sundays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Maximum 12 kids ages 5+; minimum 2 adults ages 21+.

  • A Helix educator will lead an inquiry-based workshop for your group (approximately 90 minutes). Please see our workshop options page for a list of choices.

  • Includes exclusive use of the 2nd floor classroom.

  • Includes non-exclusive use of the 1st and 2nd floor exhibit spaces.

  • Includes access to the Helix store.

  • You may pre-purchase gift certificates from our store for your guests.

  • Food, beverages, and party supplies are not included: You are welcome to bring cake and snacks.

Reservations and Payment

  • Reservations open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8.

  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance by emailing helixlosaltos@exploratorium.edu with “Helix Birthday Party” in the subject line of the email. Reservations cannot be made by telephone.

  • Reservations are subject to availability. We are accepting reservations for April through November 2014.

  • $600 per party; includes private workshop and exclusive use of classroom.

  • A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due 2 weeks in advance of the party date.

  • Full payments should be made upon arrival on the day of the event.

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