Are you looking for the best birthday party ideas? Does the thought of a birthday party immediately make you feel stressed out? We have a list of science birthday party ideas for the scientist in your family.
Science Birthday Party Ideas Near Indianapolis
I’ve held several themed parties for my kids in my home and at outside venues and they’ve had a happy birthday. They count down for weeks (months?!) until their next parties, while I frantically prepare all the details. Never have I been more excited than when my kids and their friends are all engaged AND learning at a party…also knowing I only had to do minimal prep and don’t have to clean up afterward.
If you want to go all out and be a little “extra” with the party theme, you could add some fun science props to your Amazon cart. No science party is complete without a test tube (you can fill them with candy for a fun party favor), lab coat, the periodic table, or other cool science party decorations. These 14 science birthday party ideas held in your home or around Indianapolis can provide that satisfaction for you, too.
What is STEAM?
You may have heard of STEM through your child’s school. It stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, and has become an interdisciplinary approach to education to prepare students for jobs of the future. STEM encourages students to solve problems in these fields and apply them to real life. STEAM adds one more element to the approach–the Arts, including creativity and innovation.
These science birthday party ideas have students reflecting on and discussing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, without even realizing they are learning.
Lowes Build A Birthday Party
If you have a child who loves to build or DIY, the Lowes birthday party program is a perfect design! Created based on their popular Build and Grow Clinics for kids, these birthday parties are a blast. Create a project and host a fun party right in the middle of the hardware store.
Is your child into LEGO bricks, robots, or even motorized LEGO contraptions? Snapology will send a Snapology instructor to your home who will set up, clean up, provide supplies, and lead activities for one to one and a half hours of LEGO birthday party fun.
With over 30 birthday themes to choose from–Dinosaurs to Fortnite to Hello Kitty–you can customize the most awesome party for your child! Call (317) 741-6360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If your kids are into making, check out the Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library.
The STEM Connection
The STEM Connection offers summer camps, parent’s night out, and field trips. Plan a field trip for your science-seeking kid, Field trips can take place at The Stem Connection campus or as a reverse field trip, where the STEM Connection team brings STEM activities to your location.
SoChatti Chocolate Factory
The SoChatti Chocolate factory is a perfect blend for the scientist meets foodie in your family. This intro to food science is a delicious experience for all, and it’s all in an allergy-friendly environment. Learn about how chocolate is made, tour the factory, and make some delicious treats.
Sub Zero Ice Cream Science Birthday Party
This might be one of the best science birthday party ideas. Science and ice cream? It’s such a perfect combo! Have your child’s party at the Sub Zero location in either Carmel or on Mass Ave and watch the super cool, -321 degrees Fahrenheit, science experiments about liquid nitrogen.
At the end of the presentation, attendees will like the last treat best of all–ice cream made with liquid nitrogen!
Teal Canary Birthday Parties
Does your child like to craft? Teal Canary will come to you or you can hold the party at their location in downtown Greenwood. From painting canvases to making signs or string art, your child will love getting creative.
At my daughter’s birthday party, she and all her friends made string art hearts, while her brother made a Colts horseshoe. It was impressive to see what nine-year-olds could accomplish! Call (317) 414-2066 or email email@example.com for more information.
Abby’s Garden Parties
Abby’s Garden Parties brings a fun garden activity to your party. Your guests will create whimsical make-and-take gardens decorated with figurines and tiny statues. Make fairy gardens or gnome gardens or troll gardens or any other themed garden you can dream up.
Spa Science? Yes, please! At Bath Junkie in Carmel, you can choose from a list of ten party packages to find the best party for your child. Each child will leave the party with two or three items they make–from a bubbling bath crystal tube to sugar whip scrub or body mist.
Call (317) 805-1850 for more information.
If your child loves science, health, and technology, they’ll be amazed at the Wonderlab in Bloomington. A Super Science Party includes a party room for one and a half hours, a science-themed activity, and some hands-on museum fun. The Wonderlab even provides plates, napkins, tablecloths, party bags, and decorations for the party! Call (812) 337-1337 for more information.
Line + Form Atelier
If your child is into art, look no further than Line + Form in downtown Indy. You can choose themes from unicorns to color and they will create three to five art-making and sensory stations for you to rotate through during your one-and-a-half-hour party. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Check out this great list of places to get crafty here.
Do you have an animal lover in your house? Silly Safari is the party for you! They will bring a 50-minute live animal show to your house along with a wrapped birthday gift for your child. Each party includes three mammals, three reptiles, a bird, an amphibian, and a giant BUG.
Tie Dye Lab
Make art you can wear at the Tie Dye Lab in Avon. Each “Par-tie” includes a staff member to guide you through the tie-dye process and a reserved party area. Each child will go home with his or her own tie-dye creation! This science birthday party idea celebrates the science of color and chemistry.
Call (317) 483-7903 for more information.
Code Ninjas Birthday Parties
If your kid is into coding, we have a birthday party idea for you! At the Code Ninjas center near you, your birthday kiddo and their guests will build video games while learning to code, play their favorite video games with friends, construct, and play with cool robotics, and engage in fun STEM games and activities. There’s helpful staff on hand to maximize the fun.
Indianapolis area locations include: Carmel ((317) 587-8660), Fishers((317) 827-6192), and Greenwood ((317) 360-9732.)
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
What better place to learn about science than the World’s largest children’s museum? The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is home to so many birthday parties, from DIY types who purchase admission and bring along the crew, to those who purchase a birthday party package from the museum. Just let your museum party planner know that you’re interested in a STEM party and they’ll be able to help you plan your day, including a stop at the Corteva Agriscience STEMLab.