A: During the first 30-35 minutes, the Mad Scientist will engage children with amazing science demonstrations that are conducted with the help of your birthday child and guests. Some examples of experiments that may be included are: flash paper, magic with science, piezzo poppers, catch a shadow and more. During the next 10-15 minutes of the party, the kids will make slime, putty or a super ball to take home. The last 10-15 minutes of the party will be the big finish - or grand finale. Each grand finale will add 10-15 minutes to the length of your party. The order of activities may vary at the discretion of the scientist.
A: Our party schedule fills up quickly. We suggest you book well in advance to make sure that you get the date and time you want. Generally, at least 3 weeks in advance is recommended. If scientists are available, parties can be accommodated on short notice.
A: You can email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (704) 561-9996/(336) 784-1818 and we’ll be happy to schedule your party over the phone. We require a $50 deposit to book your party and accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
A: On Saturdays and Sundays we have suggested party times of 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Parties can also be scheduled Monday-Friday at any time. All dates and times are subject to availability.
A: No. All we need is an estimate of the number of children you expect to attend. We ask that you plan for the largest number of children expected so we will have enough material. On the day of the party, you will be charged the original amount of the party for up to 10 participants. A charge for necessary add-ons will be added for each child over the 10th that participates.
A: All our parties revolve around science. If you have another party theme, please notify us and we will do our best to incorporate your theme into the experiments and language that is used if possible.
A: The Mad Scientist will arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up. He/she will be ready to start the show at the time you booked. It is best to start your party at least 30 minutes before your Mad Science show is scheduled to start, to ensure the Mad Scientist is able to start on time. For example, if you booked a 1:00 party, the scientist will plan to start at 1:00, not 1:30. Please remember that the scientist may have another party to travel to after yours.
A: The Mad Scientist will need you to provide a small table or space to work from. We ask that you have enough space for the Mad Scientist and for your guests to be comfortable as well. The kids can be seated on the floor or on chairs, several feet back from the table.
A: The Mad Scientist will need a medium to large sized back yard or open space to launch the rocket. If you are not sure whether you have sufficient space, you can always plan for the rocket launch and have a back up grand finale to use if the rocket launch isn't safe.
A: We will need access to water for set-up and clean-up as well as access to electricity for the cotton candy, and electric lab finales. Please let us know if your party location cannot have either of these.
A: Any changes to your party must be scheduled at least three business days before your party.
A: The Mad Scientist will begin at the scheduled start time and continue until our portion of the entertainment is finished. We will not be able to stop for any other activities (ex. food or cake). Please plan accordingly.
A: We urge that parties be planned indoors except for hovercraft and rocket demo finales. If you have an outdoor party, the experiments that we can choose from are limited. Also, if it rains on the day of your party, you are responsible for an alternate location.
A: Our parties are appropriate for children between 4 to 12 years of age. Younger siblings generally watch, but do not actively participate in the party and should not make a take home project. We determine the number of attendees based on the number of participating children.
A: We require a $50 deposit to hold your date and time. At the end of your party, you will pay the Mad Scientist the remaining balance, plus for the amount of goody bags you purchase or children participating over the 15th. You can pay with cash, check, or you can contact the office to pay with a credit card.
A. If you think your Mad Scientist did a great job, a tip is very much appreciated and should be kept separate of payment for the party balance.