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.
The All-Out Science Bonanza
Why it’s a Great Experiment: The New York Hall of Science is New York’s largest Science Playground. Parties at the Hall of Science come with your own NYSCI Explainer to facilitate exhibit tours, interactive activities and demonstrations. Bonus: After the party, guests can roam the museum and take in over 450 exhibits, including a mechanical surfboard, real NASA rockets and a giant spider web that kids can climb.
The Scientific Method: Parties are available on weekends in two-hour time slots. Parties are meant to accommodate 12 children and include up to 12 free passes for adult chaperones. All party packages come with gift bags for each child with age-appropriate science toys and a free admission pass for a future visit. The party comes with a half hour in a private party room, table covers, plates, cups, napkins and utensils, food and cake. In the warmer months, a $75 fee gets you Rocket Park Mini Golf for up to 24 guests.
Cost: There are three party packages to choose from. The Super Science Birthday, $675 with $20 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult. The Deluxe Science Birthday Party package is $845 with $29 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult. Or go for the whole shebang - The Premium Science Birthday Party package is $1345 with $34 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult, which adds on a balloon twister, face painter or science wizard among other goodies.
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