Air Blast: It's all around you, but since you can't see it, how aware are you of it's amazing power? With Air Blast, you'll see how much power the air around you has. Release the air in a Styrofoam head; see Eggbert go in the bottle; blow out candles, make smoke rings, and use mini vortex generators with your friends; hear the concussion of a sonic boom made with a film canister; and watch a needle pierce a balloon without popping it. That's power!
Mad About Blue: Let's have some fun with colors, lights, and get to know an inventor that wanted to give the world free energy! Have a fireworks show in your own home and wear rainbow glasses that make any light break into all the colors of the spectrum. Watch and see what a Tesla Coil can do! (An especially good party for our younger scientists of tomorrow; best performed in a room with subdued lighting)
Reactions in Action: Chemistry happens all around us, and this party shows you just how many strange things are going on around you all the time! See the sand that's actually afraid of water. Watch two kinds of crystals that look alike freeze and heat water almost to the boiling point. Learn about the common household item that makes money refuse to burn! (A good choice for older scientists who want some serious science content)
Fizzy Physics: A great outdoor party for young scientists who want to take a break from the heat and learn all about how fluids behave when you dissolve carbon dioxide in them and shake. Make Geysers, launch mini-rockets, and stand back for the grand finale: the best bottle rocket launch you've ever seen. (Late May-September)
Young Witches and Wizards: Explore how science looks like magic. How did the witches and wizards of old make people think they were doing the supernatural? See wands make lightning and watch magic smoke and lights appear at a wave of the Mad Scientist's hand. And if a villain gets into the cake and ice cream ahead of time, watch science and magic work together to identify the thief!
Space Adventure: Come with the Mad Scientist on a trip through the solar system. Watch meteors shoot by, become a planet and see how far you really are from your nearest neighbors, and set foot on the surface of a gas giant!
Monster Bash (Halloween): Similar to Air Blast, this party tweaks our experiments so they have a spooktacular twist. Party with our friends Count Eggbert, Countess Egberta and the Mad Scientist to defeat the Styrofoam Monster! With the right sort of floor, the kids can even take a spin on the Witch's Broom!
Winter Holiday Mishmash: Similar to Mad About Blue, this party tweaks the experiments to celebrate our many winter holidays. Your young scientists don't even have to stay up till midnight to see New Year's fireworks!