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: seeing water disappear, fitting a hardboiled egg into an impossibly small space and creating bubbling potions with dry ice. During the final 10-15 minutes of the party, the kids will make ooey-gooey slime to take home. Adding on a Rocket Launch or a Laser Lights Show 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 2 weeks in advance is recommended.
A: You can email the details of your party (date, time, venue, number of kids) at firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for us to respond at least one working day for the confirmation sheet which serves as the contract for the event. You may also call us at (02) 727-0291 and we’ll be happy to schedule your party over the phone. We require a 50% down payment to book your party at least a week before the event.
A: Parties can be scheduled at any time, any day of the week. 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 can bring enough take-home materials and no one will go home empty-handed.
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 an hour before the party starts. 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: The Mad Scientist will set up his/her materials on a table in the venue that we can use. 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 open space or outdoor venue 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 how to launch the rocket safely.
A: We will need a rectangular table, an access to water for set-up and clean-up and access to electricity for the sound system and fog machine. 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 do not provide the Mad Scientist’s personal contact information. If you would like the Mad Scientist to call you on the day of your party, we can make a note for him/her to do so.
A: Our parties are more 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.
A: We require a 50% downpayment to book your party. At the end of your party, you will pay the Mad Scientist the remaining balance. You can pay with cash or check
Q: What is your policy on tipping?
A. If you think your Mad Scientist did a great job, a tip is very much appreciated.