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.

Scientists Who Come to You

Why it’s a great experiment:  Mad Science sends trained professional instructors to your home or your location of choice and brings hands–on experiments and demos including tornado tubes, electricity experiments, chemical reactions that produce light, air pressure activities, indoor fireworks and more.

The Scientific Method: All parties last one hour and accommodate up to 20 kids. Plan ahead - three party time slots are available on both Saturdays and Sundays and must be reserved 4 to 6 weeks prior to your date.

Cost: Mad Science has three packages ranging from $325 to $525. While activities change within the packages, all three include 20 invitations and take home chemistry kids for each guest.

Mad Science of New York City & Westchester1501 Broadway 12 Fl, Midtown, 888-623-3724,

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

–Christine Gibson