We know planning a party is a big responsibility. We work hard to provide a simple planning process that results in great experiences for your guests!
A Quick Note
We’ve recently made several updates to our party options to give you more value - be sure to review details prior to booking.
Watch this short video to see what your guests will be able to do during your party.
frequently asked questions
What can party guests do?
All guests can access all our Discovery Lab experiences, plus have the option to purchase add-on experiences (pottery painting, harnessed climbing, button making).
Who do you consider a guest?
Anyone over the age of 1 that will be staying for your event, including adults, are considered guests. For private events, the host will be charged a flat hourly rate based on the total number of guests.
Can we come early to set up?
Yes! You can set up the room 30 minutes prior to your event start time. Please note that our staff are generally not available to help you set up the room or load in/out supplies, so please plan accordingly.
Can we decorate our party room?
Yes, we allow you to bring tabletop decorations (tablecloths, etc). We do not allow decorations that need to be taped/tacked/tied onto the walls. For standard parties and group visits, out of respect for other visitors, we ask that you do not bring piñatas, loud noisemakers, or allow guests to pop balloons during your party. All party decorations must stay in the party rooms for the duration of your visit.
Can we bring food & drinks?
Yes! Please keep all food & drinks off carpeted areas and have guests wash hands before returning to the Discovery Lab activities. You’ll need to bring your own plates, utensils and anything else necessary for your food & drinks. There is a Hy-Vee grocery a short 5-minute drive from our facility, in case you forget something.
Can we bring alcoholic beverages?
Alcoholic beverages are only permitted during private parties and only for guests ages 21 and older. We reserve the right to refuse to allow any guest to consume alcohol on premises, for any reason.
Can guests stay after the party ends?
Guests should plan to leave at the end of your scheduled party time.