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Q: What do kids do at a South Orange County Mad Science birthday party?
A: During the first 30-40 minutes, the Mad Scientist will engage children with amazing science demonstrations that are conducted with the help of your birthday child and guests. Some examples of experiments that may be included are: seeing flash paper disappear and creating bubbling potions with dry ice. During the final 10-15 minutes of the party, the kids will make slime, silly putty to take home. Adding on extra party activities for kids such as: a rocket launch, cotton candy, or any other add-on will add 10-15 minutes to the length of your party.  
Q: How far in advance do I need to book my party?
A: Our party schedule fills up quickly. We suggest you book well in advance to get the date and time you want. Generally, at least 3 weeks in advance is recommended. You will see why our Orange County childrens birthday party theme is such a big hit!
Q: What do I need to do to make a reservation?
A: You can fill out an online request form by clicking on the “Book now” button. We will respond to your request within two business days. You can also call us at (949) 582-5071 and we’ll be happy to schedule your party over the phone. We require a Visa or Mastercard to book your party.    
Q: What time can I have my party?
A: Any time we are available. We do our best to accommodate our customers and their party's needs. All dates and times are subject to availability.  
Q: Do I need to know the exact number of kids attending my party to book it?
A: No. All we need is an estimate of the number of children you expect to attend. We ask that you plan for the largest number of children expected. On the day of the party, you will be charged only for the number of kids that actually attend with the exception of parties with 33 or more children, where you will be charged the original amount.
Q: Do you have any themed parties?
A: We always recommend our "Scientist's Choice" theme. Our birthday party instructors have been with us for a while and they go into our Mad Science Laboratory and pull the best and most exciting experiments we have.  The only time I suggest another science party theme is for Holidays or if this is your second party.  If you have another party theme, we can notify the Mad Scientist, and he/she will do his/her best to incorporate your theme into the experiments and language that is used.  
Q: When will the Mad Scientist arrive?
A: The Mad Scientist will arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up. He/she will be ready to start the show at the time you booked. It is best to start your party at least 30 minutes before your Mad Science show is scheduled to start, to ensure the Mad Scientist is able to start on time.
Q: What kind of space is needed?
A: We prefer that you provide a table for the Mad Scientist to use, if you don't have one, please let us know and we can bring one.  Our Mad Scientist will use a plastic table cloth, so your furniture will be protected. We ask that you have leave 4 to 5 feet of space between the table and where the children will sit for safety reasons.  The kids can sit on the ground, in chairs, or at tables.  We are flexible and can make the party work in most spaces.   
Q: How much space is needed for the rocket launch?
A: The Mad Scientist will need a medium to large sized back yard or open space to launch the rocket. If you are not sure whether you have sufficient space, you can always add the rocket launch and then the Mad Scientist will assess whether or not it is safe to launch the rocket on the day of the party. You will not be charged for the upgrade if the rocket cannot be launched safely.
Q: Will I have to provide the Mad Scientist with anything?
A: We will need access to water for set-up and clean-up and access to electricity for some of our upgrades. Please let us know if your party location cannot have either of these.
Q: Once I have scheduled my party, can I make changes to it later?
A: Any changes to your party must be scheduled at least three business days before your party.
Q: Is it okay to have other activities going on while the Mad Scientist is performing?
A: The Mad Scientist will begin at the scheduled start time and continue until our portion of the entertainment is finished. We will not be able to stop for any other activities (ex. food or cake). Please plan accordingly.
Q: What if it rains the day of my party?
A: If it rains on the day of your party, the Mad Scientist will call to see if there is an alternate indoor location to conduct the party.
Q: Can I have the phone number of my Mad Scientist?
A: It is up to the Mad Scientist's preference.  
Q: For what ages are your parties appropriate?
A: Most of our parties are appropriate for children between 5 to 12 years of age. Younger siblings generally want to participate, if they do they will be counted into the total amount of children.  Parent participation with younger ones is necessary if they make slime or putty.  We do have a preschool party which we suggest if your guests will be under 5. 
Q: When do I pay?
A: a $75.00 deposit would be charge when making the reservation. The day of your party your Mad Scientist will invoice you, the invoice will reflect the deposit. Please have your payment ready, we accept Visa, MasterCard, check, and cash.   
Q: Where do I find ideas for birthday decorations for a science theme birthday party in Orange County?
A: Mad Science of South Orange County has created a Pinterest page filled with ideas from science cakes and skeleton veggie trays to science themed party decorations.  Click South Orange County to check it out!
Q: What is your policy on tipping?
A: If you feel that your Mad Scientist did a great job, I am sure he or she would appreciate a tip.  The internet suggests a 15-25% tip.   
If you have any other questions, please call us at 949-582-5071

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