A: During the first 40-45 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 a hardboiled egg into an impossibly small space, seeing flash paper disappear and creating bubbling potions with dry ice. During the final 10-15 minutes of the party, the kids will make slime, silly putty or a superball to take home. Adding on a rocket launch or cotton candy will add 10-15 minutes to the length of your 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 3 weeks in advance is recommended.
A: You can also call us at 503-230-8040 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 & Discover Card.
A: On Saturdays and Sundays we have set party times of 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM for parties at your home or location. For parties "In The Lab", the available times are 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM. Parties can also be scheduled Monday-Friday at any available 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. On the day of the party, you will be charged only for the number of kids that actually attend. For parties "In The Lab", we can accommodate a maximum of 18 kids. Parents are always welcomed to stay.
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.
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.
A: Mad Science parties are best performed indoors due to wind and rain. We will need a small table for set-up, a card table works well. 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 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.
A: We will need access to water for set-up and clean-up and access to electricity for the cotton candy upgrade. 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: 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 who is participating.
A: We require a $50 deposit to book your party. At the end of your party, you will pay the Mad Scientist the remaining balance. You can pay with cash, check, or provide authorization to charge the credit card.
If you think your Mad Scientist did a great job, a tip is very much appreciated.
If you have any other questions call our scheduler at (503) 230-8040
or email the scheduler at firstname.lastname@example.org