Science parties take on a variety of funky, fun forms these days, with traditional themes as well as topical themes like Harry Potter and Star Wars. Here are some great options to consider for your upcoming science themed party.
Mad Science Chicago
1053 North California Avenue, Chicago
Mad Science offers birthday parties at their Chicago lab, or at your location of choice. Kids can participate in cool science experiments with a certified Mad Scientist! They can take part in demonstrations that may include chemical magic, movie special effects, amazing bubbling potions and more. Guests can create their own super-stretchy putty, slime or even a high-bouncing polymer ball. Most parties are for ages 5-12, with some themes available for age 3-5.
Kids Science Labs
1500 N. Kingsbury and 1801 S. Indiana, Chicago; 840 Willow Rd. Suite A, Northbrook; 275 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton
Kids Science Labs now has locations in Lincoln Park, South Loop, Northbrook and Naperville! Kids can enjoy interactive, science-themed parties that offer hands-on science activities, and you can opt for a semi-private party during regular hours, or your own birthday blowout that offers private use of the full facility. Party options include Slime, Chemical Reactions and Explosions, and Colors & Light.
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago
Children ages 5-14 can experience the sciences hands-on with these unique themed birthday experiences. Fun themes include "Making Mini-Bots," where kids learn the elements of simple robotics by using a motor, then decorate and design their creature that they can take home. Harry Potter fans will love the Magical Potions/Harry Potter theme, a party with optional Harry Potter décor that focuses on using chemistry to create magical effects. Spa Chemistry teaches kids about reactions that make bath products fizz, and they'll make their own bath bombs; and a Frozen-themed science party gives kids Elsa's magical powers for manipulating forms of ice and snow.
3073 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Noggin Builders has party themes to catch any young scientist's fancy! Science and robotic themed parties explore topics like LEGO Adventures, Gross-ology, Snow & Ice, Splat Party, Science of Art and more. They've even got themes like Cupcake Wars, Under the Sea, Candy Commotion and Amazing Animals. All parties are hands-on and offer activities that are appropriate for the age of the birthday child and guests.
Robot City Workshop
3226 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago
Robot City's engaging instructors will lead party-goers through a variety of exciting, hands-on activities, including building a robot friend of their very own to take home. Choose from a variety of robot party options, including simple mechanical kits that kids can easily build. Every child at the party will build a robot that they can take home. You can also plan a robot party at your own location for up to 10 guests, with your choice of Robot to build!
C&A Robot Factory
326 Peterson Road, Libertyville
C&A Robot Factory awesome LEGO parties with a variety of far-out themes for kids 5 and up, like Solar Powered Robotics fun, LEGO Power Car, Star Wars, Ninjago and more. The WE-DO® ROBOTICS theme has kids pair up to build a robot model and then program it - for instance, they can create an alligator that's programmed to chomp down at the right moment! The LEGO® Power Car theme lets kids team up to build a battery powered car. The Solar Powered Butterfly theme is a project that kids can keep, letting them paint butterfly wings that are powered by a solar panel. Additional themes like Star Wars and Ninjago are available for on-site parties.
High Touch High Tech of Chicago
Chicago and Chicagoland Area
High Touch High Tech brings hands-on science parties to your location and lets kids become "real" scientists, with parties that are hands on for every guest. Party options include a Super Science Party where kids make Space Mud; Panning for Gems where kids can find treasures to keep; a Crazy Chemistry Party where guests create concoctions like slime, space mud and super growing crystals; plus a Fossil Fun Party and Space Blast Party. Parties are for kids ages 4 and up.