If your child loves science, technology, engineering and math and you’re looking for fun STEM birthday party ideas in the lower mainland, we have some great ideas that add up to fun. Here are our top picks for birthday parties that are sure to be a blast.
Bricks 4 Kids
Bricks 4 Kids has birthday parties where kids build motorized Lego models, customize mini figures and even do a zipline activity with their mini-figures. Parties can be held at the home or at an arranged venue, such as a community centre, so you can make it work for you and your budget. This is a party where the fun builds and builds. (Excuse the pun!) Find out more at bricks4kidz.com
HR MacMilan Space Centre
Planetarium party options are out of this world! Watch a live science demonstration, then take in a planetarium show. It includes admission to the Space Centre for the day and the use of a party room for your designated party time. spacecentre.ca/birthdays
TELUS World of Science
Affectionately known as Science World, these folks declare they have parties down to a science! Their party themes are broken out by age and interest and cover chemistry, insects and science surprises. A facilitator leads the demonstrations in a private party room. Food, activities and decorations are included, OMNIMAX films and loot bags are extra. More details here: scienceworld.ca/birthdays
Get ready to get wet! Enjoy the interactive wet lab, a private party room with cake and juice, the chance to feed the fish in the strait of Georgia Pacific Canada Pavilion. You can add loot bags and food platters to your party as well. Check it out for a marine biology birthday sure to make a splash. vanaqua.org
For a science party at home, Mad Science teaches your party guests make slime, silly putty, or Superballs to take home with them. Add on optional experiments involving things like rockets, cotton candy and even dry ice! The birthday child gets a poster for all the guests to sign at the party. Loot bag and decor add ons are also available. vancouver.madscience.org
BrainSTEM Learning Canada
Play with straw rockets, bottle rockets, robotics or model roller coasters at either their North Vancouver facility or your home in the lower mainland. These parties are targeted towards kids aged 4-14 and are full of STEM fun! brainstemlearning.ca
Hosting a fun birthday party is both a science and an art and we hope these science ideas help bring your party vision to life! Experiment with one of these choices and you’ll be sure to find fun you can replicate.