It’s time to party like a STEAM star! Pongos Learning Lab offers a variety of fun, and sometimes even educational, parties for kids in K-8. If you are looking for a party for younger kids, check out our Little Learners Lab Birthday Party page.
Each party includes:
- 10 participants, including the guest of honor
- 2 hours of party time
- Themed decorations
- Coordinating tableware
Select from a wide variety of themes and activities. Many are included with the cost of the party, but some require extra materials and/or space. Your room assignments will be based on availability, theme, and activity selections. We have a STEAM Lab and Game Lab. You can select the one you want, and we’ll work with you to make sure it will work with the selected activities. The Game Lab is generally only available on Saturdays and Sundays, due to classes scheduled in that room. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a party on a weekday or weeknight, and we’ll try to accommodate.
Food & Drink
We do not provide food or drink, but you are welcome to bring your own! If you do plan to have food and drink at your party, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Tableware and seating for the party participants will be provided.
We have a lot of activities to do with kids. Unless otherwise noted, these activities are appropriate for kids in K-8. If you’re planning a party for a younger child, check out our Little Learners Lab parties.
- 3D Printing – This activity is suitable for kids in grades 3+ and usually takes about an hour. We’ll go through using TinkerCad to create some custom 3D printable objects. Each child will receive a small pre-printed object to take home, and we’ll print the birthday child’s custom object during the party.
- Animation – Kids will learn the basics of stop-motion animation.
- Art Bots – Each child will create a robot with an electric toothbrush, pool noodle, and markers.
- Bath Bombs – Each child will make 2 bath bombs. This activity usually takes about 30 minutes to complete, and it’s messy!
- Breakout Boxes – Have all the fun of an escape room, in a box! We will customize them for your child’s theme and/or interests. These usually take about 45 minutes for the kids to complete.
- Bristle Bots – Each child will create a small robot with a toothbrush, motor, and battery.
- Gaming – If your child loves to play games, select this activity! We have several game consoles for the kids to use, and tons of board and card games. If you would like to use the laptops for Minecraft, Roblox, and/or Fortnite, make sure you book the party in the Game Lab. While this activities time is “Up to you,” we usually find that many kids will spend all of their time doing this if they have the choice.
- Lava Lamps – This is a fun STEM activity, and kids will get to take home their own lava lamp, made with a bottle, water, oil, and food coloring.
- LEGO/Duplo – This is a fun activity for all ages, and especially appropriate if younger siblings will be attending the party.
- Robots – We have well over a hundred robots (no kidding!) appropriate for a wide variety of ages. This activity can be as simple as programming Ozobots with lines and colors to building and programming a LEGO WeDo set. We also have Dash, Dot, and LEGO Mindstorm sets. Please note that we will not have all robots available for a party, so we’ll need to know in advance which ones your kids will want to use.
- Slime – It’s still a very popular activity with kids, and they’ll have a chance to make two small batches, or one larger batch.
If you want to do an activity that’s not listed, please contact us to determine availability and pricing. We do have a ton of other stuff we can do!