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Q: What do kids do at a Mad Science birthday party?

A: During the first 45-60 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: fitting our friend eggbert into an impossibly small space, seeing flash paper disappear and creating some science magic. During the final 10-15 minutes of the party, the kids will make slime. Adding on a rocket launch or cotton candy or other upgrade will add 10-15 minutes to the length of your party.  

Q: How far in advance do I need to book my party?

A: Our party schedule fills up quickly. We suggest you book well in advance to get the date and time you want. Generally, at least 2-4 weeks in advance is recommended.  

Q: What do I need to do to make a reservation?

A: You can fill out an online request form by clicking on the “Book now” button. We will respond to your request one business day. You can also call us at (734) 266-9444 and we’ll be happy to schedule your party over the phone. We require a $100 deposit to book your party and accept most credit cards.  

Q: What time can I have my party?

A: On Saturdays and Sundays we have set party times of 9:00AM, 11:30AM and 2:30PM. Parties can also be scheduled Monday-Friday at any time. All dates and times are subject to availability.  

Q: Do I need to know the exact number of kids attending my party to book it?

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. On the day of the party, you will be charged only for the number of kids that actually attend with the exception of parties with 25 or more children, where you will be charged the original expected amount.  

Q: Do you have any themed parties?

A: All our themes revolve around science. If you have another party theme, we can notify the Mad Scientist, and he/she will do his/her best to incorporate your theme into the experiments and language that is used.

Q: When will the Mad Scientist arrive?

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.

Q: What kind of space is needed?

A: The Mad Scientist will need a table to work off of, if needed we can bring our own. 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.

Q: Can I have my party outside?

A: While a Mad Science party is best indoors, we can occasionally accommodate an outside party with a few modifications. Because our parties include a series of experiments, we do require protection from the elements (wind, sun, light, etc.) Outdoor parties are usually best if they are held in a garage, a breezeway, or even a porch/gazebo as long as the location offers three sides of protection from the elements. We do also need access to water and electricity. Please note, some of our experiments work best in a darkened environment, and may not be as dramatic without the ability to darken the area.

Q: How much space is needed for the rocket launch?

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 add the rocket launch and then the Mad Scientist will assess whether or not it is safe to launch the rocket on the day of the party. You will not be charged for the upgrade if the rocket cannot be launched safely.

Q: Will I have to provide the Mad Scientist with anything?

A: We will need access to water for set-up and clean-up and access to electricity. It also enhances the party if the room can be darkened a bit for a few of the experiments.  Please let us know if your party location cannot have either of these.

Q: Once I have scheduled my party, can I make changes to it later?

A: Any changes to your party must be scheduled at least three business days before your party.

Q: Is it okay to have other activities going on while the Mad Scientist is performing?

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.

Q: For what ages are your parties appropriate?

A: Our parties are appropriate for children between 5 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 children between the ages of 5 and 12.

Q: When do I pay?

A: We require a $100 deposit to book your party. At the end of your party, you will pay the Mad Scientist the remaining balance, plus for the amount of goody bags you purchase. You can pay with cash, check, or provide authorization to charge the credit card we have on file. 


If you think your Mad Scientist did a great job, a tip is very much appreciated.


If you have any other questions, please call us at 734-266-9444



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