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Plan a “STEM-ebration” for your child’s next birthday!

The Pinhead Institute offers a variety of STEM-themed birthday party options – from robotics to rocket launches and more –  that can be fine-tuned to meet the age and interests of your group. Fees (2-hour minimum) are based upon number of participants. Extra materials costs may apply.

1-4, $75/hour
5-8, $100/hour
9-12, $125/hour

To schedule an event please call Jessica at 970-369-5190 or email jessica@pinheadinstitute.org.

ARTISTIC ETCHING

EtchingFuse art and science as we look toward the power of chemistry to create our own one-of-a-kind, inspired designs through chemical etching on glass and electro-etching on metals.
Length: 2-3 hours

Suggested Ages: 10+

Additional materials cost: $10/individual

 

BIRTHDAY BLAST OFF!

Blast Off Camp 2015 cAssemble, customize, and optimize individual rockets putting principles of thrust, propulsion, drag, and chemical combustion into practice when we send them soaring hundreds of feet in the air.

Length: 2-3 hours

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13 years

Additional materials cost: $20/individual

 

BIRTHDAY BRIDGES

Birthday BridgesBecome an engineer for a day! After exploring successful (and unsuccessful) engineering feats- from the Golden Gate to the Tacoma Narrows – we’ll build our own bridges and put them to the test.
Length: 2-3 hours

Suggested Ages: 6+

Additional materials cost: $5/individual

 

CRAZY CHEMISTRY

Crazy ChemistryThrough interactive demonstrations we’ll explore the how and why behind chemical reactions that cause oozing, fizzing, flaming, and changing colors during this explosive adventure.

Length: 2 hours

Suggested Ages: 5+

Additional materials cost: $25-50 for the group, depending on demonstrations

 

DARING DISSECTIONS

dissectionBrave budding biologists get lessons in anatomy and physiology while they take an internal look at frogs, squids, eyeballs, or another specimen and learn about the wonders of nature.

Length: 2 hours

Suggested Ages: 11+

Additional materials cost: $6 eyes, $10 frogs or squids/individual, plus dissection equipment

 

ECO EXPEDITIONS

IMG_0609Get outside and explore the world around us to see what new things we can discover. We’ll investigate topics like: prey and predator relationships, fire dynamics, evolutionary adaptions, or botany, and play games to learn about world’s complex webs of interaction.

Length: 2-3 hours

Suggested Ages: 5+

Additional materials cost: none

 

NINJA POWER

ninjaWe’ll channel the Ninja’s ability to understand energy as we build smoke bombs, experiment with the best shape and weight for throwing stars, and capture magnetic and electrical forces to build compasses, magnetize everyday objects, create lightening, and more.

Length: 2 hours

Suggested Ages: 5+

Additional materials cost: $25-40 for the group, depending on demonstrations

 

 

ROCKIN’ ROBOTS

Robots loCustomize Pinhead’s Lego® Mindstorms Robots with spinners, levers, hammers, ball launchers, and more, and then program them to autonomously battle during a birthday tournament.

Length: 2-3 hours

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13 years

Additional materials cost: none

 

 

RUBBER BAND RALLY

Rubber Band Cars2Apply principles of stored potential and kinetic energy to design, construct, and optimize cars for performance in a Pinhead Rubber Band Rally.

Length: 2 hours

Suggested Ages: 5+

Additional materials cost: $25 recycled/$35 new materials for the group

 

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