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NOTE: if you pre-paid for your party, you do not need to pay a deposit.
If you are looking for a fun, different and yes - affordable! - hands-on birthday party for up to 12 kids, try ours! (Planning a bigger party? Scroll down. Or bring us to your Scouts troop!)
Here's what one of our recent party hosts had to say about our part of her party:
"I was filled with pride as I watched each group dive in, work together and try really hard to build their part of the soccer game. ... Then Danika offered them all motion sensors. It was a huge hit. I had a table full of boys excited about building and programming! Truly excited about it! ... Some of the boys were literally jumping up and down with excitement. All I could do was stand there and smile. It was the most perfect combination of learning and fun I have ever witnessed. Thank you." - Michelle, Kensington, Md.
Our price? $175 for up to 12 guests. That's about $100 less than some of the other science parties out there. And our party is hands-on. Read on for information about discounts.
Here's what you get:
Our instructor will teach your party-goers to build and program a robot, using LEGO Education©'s award-winning WeDo© software, which is designed for 7- to 10-year-olds. In one of our most popular activities, half the kids build and program "kickers" while the other half build and program goal-keepers. Then we break out the crumpled paper balls and see how they score against each other! This activity is best suited for students in 2-5th grade.
(Is your birthday child turning age 10 or older? Consider our Mindstorms party.)
Other activities are centered around music, cars, dancing birds or flowers, etc. If your child has a particular interest, let us know; our robotics consultant (an aerospace engineer who has worked on automation systems for a space-based telescope and a Mars rover, among many other projects) might be able to design a special project for your party.
We provide all the computers (new netbooks!) and LEGOs for use during the party. You provide a flat surface - a table is perfect. We do all our own setting up and cleaning up. Our part of your party runs 70 minutes plus 5 minutes for cleaning up.
To get this $175 price, you must live in lower Montgomery County and provide one adult who stays in the room to assist children who need help. If you prefer not to provide a helper, we can provide one for an additional cost of $50. We'd rather keep costs low for you, though!
For parties outside of lower Montgomery County, we add a distance charge of $5-20 based on round-trip driving time from the Glenmont Metro station, as computed by Google Maps. Please contact us for details before making your reservation.
Our $175 price does not include party venue, invitations, decorations, cake, etc. - but you'd probably rather do those anyway!
*For up to 24 guests, we provide two instructors, 12 netbooks and 12 robotics kits. You provide one parent aide. Price: $255.
*15% off for parties for current or recent students of our after-school or evening programs (or siblings of those students).
*$10 off if the party takes place in 20906.
Yes, the above discounts can be combined.
*But they can't be used with other promotions.*
Each and every one of our instructors is trained, enthusiastic, has extensive experience with children and has passed a recent background check. Adventures with Robots is an LLC registered in Montgomery County, Md. We are insured and our instructors are bonded. We are not affiliated with LEGO©.
How to book:
1. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date. We check our email daily and can often get back to you on the same business day.
2. When we have confirmed your date, we will email you a reservation form. Fill it out and email it back to us. Then use this site to purchase your party reservation "ticket" online. OR, use this site to indicate that you will be mailing your registration form with a check. You do not need to print out the "ticket."
You can change your reservation date for no charge or get a full refund of your deposit if you notify us at least 10 days before you party date. We will make every attempt to accomodate your request. We will collect the final payment in check form at your party.
We look forward to making your party awesome!!
Joan Indiana Rigdon
Adventures with Robots
January 01, 2011 — 12:00 pm to
January 29, 2012 — 12:00 am
Silver Spring, Maryland