Birthday Parties


After-Hours Birthday Parties

You and your guests will enjoy exclusive use of Habitot’s Space Station Experience for two hours. Kids will don astronaut suits and helmets and pilot the Rocketship while budding space engineers will manage the command center at Mission Control. STEM-embedded activities and mission challenges will inspire a new generation of astronauts!

There’s even more play and learning with creative activities in our Art Studio and maker projects in our Imagination Station (especially good for older children). A Sweet Stars area just for babies/early walkers features a baby ball pit and a space-themed storytelling felt wall.

Maximum Party Size

45 total adults and children over 12 months

Scheduling your Party

Birthday party rentals are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday afternoons, and Sunday evenings. Evening events run from 6:00pm to 8:00pm; afternoon rentals from 3:00-5:00pm. Hosts may arrive 1/2 hour earlier to set up and have 1/2 hour after the party to clean up and exit the space.

Please note: Winter/Spring dates may fill up quickly.

Rental Fees & Requirements

Evening private parties are $475 plus a refundable $100 deposit returned within 3 days if there is no damage at your party. Sunday afternoon parties are $450 plus a refundable $100 deposit. Full refunds are possible up to two weeks before the party; 50% is refundable one week prior. Credit/debit cards only. Make your reservations for evenings and Sunday afternoons on Eventbrite.

Host Responsibilities

Hosts are responsible for exiting their guests promptly, and for supporting staff members with any unacceptable guest behavior (eg overstaying, drug use, inappropriate alcohol consumption, damaging exhibits, theft, interpersonal conflicts). Adult guests are expected to supervise children at all times during parties.

Families bring their own party goods and decorations, nut-free food, and beverages.  NOTE: no balloons except Mylar and only removable tape on walls.

Hosts may provide alcohol with a homeowner’s policy coverage and sign an agreement to manage consumption behavior.

Clean-up: Hosts will remove their decorations, food, and gifts, and put all waste paper products, plastic ware, wrapping paper, and discarded food in garbage bags (provided by Habitot).

What Habitot Provides

We provide two on-site staff members to assist you, greet your guests, and maintain the Space Station Experience, Art Studio, and Imagination Station during the party. We have a locked room where hosts can store non-perishable items in advance of their party.

Clean-up: Habitot covers janitorial care/cleaning after the event.

Location & Parking

5689 Bay Street, Emeryville, at the north end of Bay Street near Christie Ave.

Street parking ($3/hr) is often available in the evenings, and there is generous parking availability in the two story garage right across the street from Habitot’s space ($1.50/hr).

Exclusive Weekday Afternoon Parties

Weekday afternoons (Monday-Thursday) can be rented for your exclusive use from 3:00-5:00pm. Hosts may arrive 1/2 hr before to set up and stay until 5:30pm to clean up and exit the space. Maximum party size is 45 adults and children over 12 months. The cost is $275 with a $100 refundable deposit. The above host responsibilities apply. No alcohol is permitted for weekday parties.

Reserve your weekday afternoon party here.

Site Visits Possible!

Want to see the space before deciding? Email and let us know when you’d like to visit during these spring hours: Daily 10-2 (10-5 on Saturdays). Other times by prior arrangement only.