Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.
$99 for a Science Party with Cotton Candy ($238 Value)
Up to 20 kids ages 4–12 spark their scientific wonder during a 45- to 50-minute interactive show at a location of choice. Light bulbs glow to life in wee ones' hands before indoor rainbows dazzle as they don spectrum glasses, which they can take home alongside their own homemade slime. The lab-coat-clad staff also teaches partygoers the science of cotton candy—which becomes deliciously applicable as kids make their own.
Big Thinkers Science Exploration
Noreen Williams-Raines (known as Dr. Nitro to her young clients) founded Big Thinkers Science Exploration to ignite kids' curiosity and teach them the importance of the word "why." She and her team of lab-coated entertainers—all trained in science and classroom management—turn elementary-age kids into engines of inquiry with slime-making, smoke rings, and other quirky demonstrations and hands-on experiments.
Big Thinkers Science Exploration takes their programs on the road with after-school science clubs and birthday parties that entertain while imparting the analytical skills necessary for tykes to survive in the robot apocalypse. The staff also offers summer camps that continue education throughout the balmy months with topics such as Gadgets and Gizmos, Chem Lab Extreme, and Rockets & Sprockets.