Birthday Parties and Special Events

Make your next event, conference or child's birthday an experience they won't forget at the Fleischmann Planetarium! Parties at the Planetarium are not only educational, but out-of-this-world fun!

Birthday Parties at the Planetarium

With the help of the Fleischmann Planetarium, you can make your child's birthday party a fun-filled, educational event. Our birthday parties include a list of standard activities for various age groups. All birthday parties at the Fleischmann Planetarium include the following:

  • One hour in a decorated science classroom
  • Reserved tickets in our public shows
  • Guided, hands-on science activity
  • Exhibit hall viewing after the party, including time at the Gravity Well
  • Planetarium t-shirt and astronaut ice cream for the birthday child
  • Planetarium invitations for the party
  • Standard disposable table covers, plates and utensils

Birthday Party Age Groups, Schedules and Costs

The Fleischmann Planetarium offers birthday parties for two age groups: Ages 4-7 and Ages 8-12.

Birthday Party Schedules
Parties can be booked on Saturday or Sunday, from September to May, in one of the following time slots:

  • 10 a.m. - Noon: Ages 4-7
  • Noon - 2:00 p.m.: Ages 8-12

Birthday Party Fees and Deposits
All parties are $15 per child, with a minimum fee of $150 for up to 10 children. A $75 deposit is required at the time of booking. Full refunds on deposits are available up to two weeks prior to the event if a party needs to be cancelled. 

Book a Birthday Party

Special Events at the Fleischmann Planetarium

We always welcome groups and special events, and offer a group rate of $5 per person for 15 or more people. Planetarium facilities can accommodate a wide range of special events including business meetings, graduation parties and more. Please call our front desk at (775) 784-4812 or email

Make an Event Reservation

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, ADA institution.
A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses.