Sparking Imaginative Learning
Your location: ASHBURN, VA Change
Closest location:
Mad Science of Washington Go
Mad Science of Central Virginia Go
Your location: ASHBURN, VA  

Can't find your location? Contact the head office for help.
Sign up for our newsletter!
Follow us on:
Birthday chemistry
Birthday goody bag


Q: What do kids do at a Mad Science birthday party?
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: fitting a hardboiled egg into an impossibly small space, or seeing flash paper disappear. 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 dry ice demo or rocket launch will add 10-15 minutes each to the length of your party, and adding cotton candy will add 15-25 minutes.  
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 3 weeks in advance is recommended, but certain times of the year book more quickly than others. We cannot guarantee availability on short notice.
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 within two business days. You can also call us at (781) 899-6006 and we’ll be happy to schedule your party over the phone. 
Q: What time can I have my party?
A: On Saturdays and Sundays we have set party times of 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. During school vacations, parties can also be scheduled Monday-Friday at the same times. 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.
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 that all the guests have time to arrive so the Mad Scientist is able to start on time.  
Q: What kind of space is needed?
A: The Mad Scientist will need a small table, access to an electrical outlet, and access to some water prior to the start of the show. We ask that you have enough space for the Mad Scientist and for your guests to be comfortable. The kids can be seated on the floor or on chairs, a little ways back from the table.  
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 a small table to set up on, access to water for set-up and clean-up, and access to electricity. Please let us know if your party location cannot have any 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 two business days before your party.  However, we may not be able to fulfill all requests due to equipment restrictions.
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). Having kids eating during the presentation can also prevent them from participating in the activities.  Please plan accordingly.
Q: What if it rains the day of my party?
A: If it rains on the day of your outdoor party, the Mad Scientist will call to see if there is an alternate indoor location to conduct the party.  
Q: Can I have the phone number of my Mad Scientist?
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.
Q: For what ages are your parties appropriate?
A: Our parties are appropriate for children turning 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? What is your policy on tipping?  
A: At the end of your party, you will pay the Mad Scientist the total balance of your invoice, which can be adjusted to reflect any changes the day of the party. You can pay with cash, or a check made out to "Mad Science of North Boston" (preferred). If you think your Mad Scientist did a great job, a tip is very much appreciated. Please tip separately. If you would like to pay via credit card, please contact the office at 781-899-6006.
If you have any other questions, please call us at 781-899-6006.




Now That's What I Call aBirthday Party
Mobile version | Privacy policy | Terms and conditions LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Minifigure, MINDSTORMS® and LEGOLAND® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site. Copyright © 2018 Mad Science Group Inc. - All rights reserved
8360 Bougainville Street, Suite 201, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4P 2G1