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.

Your Kid Gets to Be the Assistant

Why it’s a Great Experiment: Trained SciTech scientists will come to your location and bring hands-on and interactive experiments, employing the birthday boy/girl as the scientist’s assistant. All party guests perform chemical reactions while wearing lab coats and goggles. Parties can be “customized” around add on themes such as Dry Ice Spectacular, Slime Goo, Bouncing Bubbles and CSI Investigation.

The Scientific Method: The Basic Birthday Bash lasts 50 to 60 minutes, includes SciTech science party invitations, goody bags filled with science-themed toys related to the theme of the party and a take home item made by the kids themselves.

Cost: The party package starts at $700.

SciTEch Kids30 East 60th St., Suite 905, Midtown

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

–Christine Gibson