This post is in partnership with Mad Science of New York City and Westchester. As always, all opinions are my own.
My daughter just turned 11 and loves science and math, so when it was time to plan her birthday party recently I found out Mad Science of New York City and Westchester. I just knew that a STEM based party was perfect for my math and science loving kid. Did we have the best birthday party ever? Read on. Mad Scientist STEM Birthday Party with Mad Science of NYC and Westchester, Mad Scientist STEM Birthday Party, Mad Scientist STEM Birthday Party
We decided that my daughter’s party would be at the Mad Science Loft in DUMBO, Brooklyn – which was around 45 minutes from my house. Around a week before my party, my party coordinator, Alvin, checked in with me. Alvin told me everything I needed to know and assured me that everything would be handled. I felt better because I get very stressed when I have parties for my children and I felt better knowing that everything was taken care of and there was a STEM learning angle. Basically all I had to do was to show up – which is my idea of a great children’s birthday party.
I created a simple invite on my mac.
Download your own here and put your child’s info in. Print and then send your invitations!
Here’s what we saw when we walked into the Mad Science Loft.
We arrived a tad early – okay, an hour. I’m never early, but this time the traffic gods were kind. I expected to wait but we were welcomed in and Radical Rob – our host, was gracious enough to entertain all of us. 2 of my kids and (the 3 kids) that had come in our car were entranced by him. He really connected with them and had a terrific sense of humor. He showed off a few science tricks and then brought out mini chessboards for the kids to play with.
Our guests came at 11AM and they were warmly welcomed into the Mad Science Loft. There was a name tag station which was adorable and a great icebreaker.
There were tables set up with STEM activities and the kids ran around to try everything out. A hairdryer that caused a ping pong ball to stay up in the air was one of the biggest hits. Snap circuits was another big hit.
There was thought put into everything and as a mom, knowing that my kid was thrilled with her party was the most important thing.
Radical Rob did several fun demos with the kids.
They got to touch a cool sand/water reaction, see bubbles come from dry ice and carbonation, make slime… it was STEM Heaven!!
He was the perfect host – funny and informative and the kids just loved him. He was the right mix of silly and serious.
He asked the kids a lot of questions, designed to really teach the concepts he was talking about. So while the kids had fun, they were also learning (which is pretty brilliant).
After the demos, our guests enjoyed pizza from Front Street Pizza and cupcakes from One Girl Cupcakes. Delicious! Again, the Mad Science team handled serving and cleaning up. They even handled the goody bags!
Did you know that Mad Science New York City and Westchester also does school and camp programs?
From their website: Mad Science Group Inc. has franchises located around the world, who bring science education to millions of children each year. Our innovative programs help kids learn about science through our fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events.
Mad Science programs encourage scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and they don’t stop there. For over 30 years, they’ve invested in research and development and continue to do so. They believe in the importance of being at the forefront of our industry and continue to create hands-on science programming for kids. Their approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers. After seeing what Mad Science was able to do for my child’s birthday party — as in getting every single kid in the room engaged and interested in STEM Lessons, I would heartily recommend them for birthday parties and beyond.
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