If your little one enjoys building, creating and experimenting, then a science or robotics party might just be the perfect birthday celebration! Here are some ways to help your child celebrate with science and robotics, either on location or in your home.
326 Peterson Road, Libertyville
C&A Robot Factory offers robotics and LEGO themed parties for kids ages 6 and up, while children as young as three can enjoy LEGO Building themed parties with DUPLO. 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.
1053 North California Avenue, Chicago
Mad Science offers parties at their Lab, or at your location. These birthday parties entertain young mad scientists with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows. Children will discover objects that glow, marvel at the mystery of energy, see the power of electrons and be amazed by invisible bursts of air. Children leave Mad Science parties with fun and educational take-home experiments like slippery slime, fantastic Mad Science putty or super bouncy balls. There's also the option of special party add-ons, like cotton candy-making, bubbling potions and rocket launches.
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. And the most super-cool feature - a robot will serve the cake!
1500 N. Kingsbury and 1801 S. Indiana, Chicago
Kids Science Labs has locations in Lincoln Park (in the Whole Foods building) and in the South Loop. Kids can enjoy interactive, science-themed parties that offer hands-on science activities and even a Volcano Eruption finale. With themes like Slime, Dry Ice, and Chemical Reactions, you can choose the party activities that best fit your child's age group. Children have fun while learning about topics like pressure, viscosity, and absorption.
3073 Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Northbrook's Noggin Builders offers a variety of fun hands-on science themed and robotic themed parties for different age groups. Robotic themed parties for younger kids explore the concept of "What is a robot," and kids can learn what everyday things around us are actually robots. These parties include imagination and pretend play, where kids can learn features of robot movements and even try to be a robot. Parties for older kids can include higher level circuitry and basic level programming, using games and activities to introduce the concepts. All the parties have light, fun themes with crafts and games.
Chasewood Learning provides robotics, engineering and coding programs to schools and park districts in the Chicago area, and can also bring a robotics party to your home. These parties are specially designed for different age levels. Parties for ages 5 and under include LEGO creativity with a theme, and the parties are tailored to the child's interest and can even include a customized LEGO take-home model (like a minion, for example!) For ages 5-8, kids can learn some basic robotics for their building experience. And for older kids ages 8-14, more advanced parties are available with LEGO Mindstorms.
High Touch High Tech
Chicago and Chicagoland Area
High Touch High Tech offers hands-on science parties at your location where kids become "real" scientists, performing the experiments themselves and not just watching a demo. Kids can pick from different themes including dinosaurs, panning for gems, volcanos, and a space party where they'll get to shoot a rocket into "space." Ask about the human gyroscope, which lets kids experience the feeling of zero gravity! And all host Scientists are professional educators.
Great Adventure Lab
The Great Adventure Lab serves the Lake County area and will bring a science party right to your home. Parties for younger kids from Pre-K to second grade include Storybook Science parties that include amazing stories and the materials that kids will need to recreate or test part of the story. Kids may choose to make slime, or erupt a reusable volcano. Kids in grades 2-7 can try out a basic robotics party, or a more advanced Robo Challenge or Mindstorms party.
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