Is your child is more likely to cite Neil Degrasse Tyson as a hero rather than Batman or Superman? Does he love the Magic School Bus books or prefer Sid the Science Kid during her screen time? Do you have a board on Pinterest dedicated to at home science projects, causing you to run out of things like food coloring way too often? If you answered yes to two or more of these, then you should throw your little one a science-themed birthday party on his or her big day. Luckily, there are tons of options for you to create a hands-on, educational party that your child will love. Start with NYC’s top science-themed birthday party resources.

Party at the Science Center

Why it’s A Great Experiment: Staff will lead party guests in your choice of activity from hunting real fossils to take home, to making a beautiful birthday crown. Afterwards, your guests can spend time exploring Liberty Science Center’s four floors of exhibits, hands on experiments and free Live Science presentations and events going on throughout the day.

The Scientific Method: Birthday Bashes are available Saturdays and Sundays for kids from one up to 12 years old. You and your guests will be in a private decorated party room with an exclusive party host for two hours.

Cost: Prices range from $390 to $750 for a total of up to 20 adult and child guests. You can add up to an additional 20 people for $16.50 per person

Liberty Science Center222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, Nj, 201-200-1000

Have you ever thrown your kid a science-themed birthday party? Brag about it in a comment below.

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–Christine Gibson