How to Throw a Mad Science Birthday Party Heather Hopson October 26, 2016 Mom, Pittsburgh & Philly Dear Diary, Recently, I asked my daughter what was her favorite subject in school, and she quickly shouted science. Her answer threw me for a loop. I expected her to say English. She’s always toting a book in her bag and a pen and pad in her hand. Plus, I’m a former reading teacher–been reading to my little scholar since she was in the womb. So when she said science, I was surprised. She then preceded to tell me that her class grew kale in the school’s garden, and when ripened, they made chips in the lab. She loved learning new things, conducting experiments and getting her hands dirty–sometimes slimy. I loved that in today’s society, girls are encouraged to take an interest in science and close the gender gap in the once male dominated field. So when Caitlynn turned five, we celebrated her birthday at Mad Science Lab in Etna. Explore Mad Science is suitable for children ages five to 12. When your party guests arrive, they can play freely and explore the lab. The kids ran up to the sand table and got busy building castles. They also played games, used magnifying glasses and looked through a microscope. I recommend that you tell your guest to arrive 20 minutes before the party officially begins. The lab’s located in an industrial park, so you can easily get lost navigating past the warehouses. The mad scientist can come to your house, but we opted for a hassle-free party and hosted our event at the lab. The Cupcake Crew delivered green cupcakes, and we brought the party favors and decorations. Experiment The highlight of the party–the interactive experiments! The 45-minute science show included 8 to 10 experiments and a dry ice shower. The show went on the road with a soda pop and mentos geyser erupting outside the building. What’s a science party without making some snacks? The mad scientist whipped up cotton candy for the kids. Mad Science parties also include pizza, popcorn and lemonade. Hey DFTM Fam–Want to book your own party, attend a workshop of go to camp? Call 412-359-9035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.