Great spot for a birthday party! My son recently celebrated his seventh birthday at the Laboratory, building robots with his friends and racing “the arena”. Amy and Ed are both teachers, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and very helpful with setup and cleanup of the party. They managed to keep 15 first graders completely engaged, and the birthday boy even got a special creation from the 3D printer! Great for any kid interested in science; my son is now very interested to sign up for science classes here.
This place is fantastic!!!! We had our daughters fifth birthday party here with 17 kids. They were incredibly helpful, organized and kept the party on track. The science experiments were really engaging for kids and the parents who were watching. Everyone had a blast. I can not recommend this place more highly!
We have had two amazing experiences…day camp and private birthday party. The team is wonderful and the kids were engaged. Can’t wait for the next trip back!
Just had a birthday party at The Laboratory for our 7 yr old son. Everything there exceeded our, and our guests’, expectations. The staff, Ed & Miss Rachael, were not only extremely knowledgeable and passionate about science, they were very patient hosts who instilled confidence in, and taught ingenuity to, the youngsters. And when all was done, the kids got to take home the mini-bots they created. We wholeheartedly recommend The Laboratory for families looking for fun and innovative birthday party ideas.
We had a great time on Saturday morning during my son’s birthday party at the Laboratory.
Our instructors (my son called them “the science teachers” :)) have been the most helpfull and nicest young people I’ve ever met!
It was the best birthday party ever! Besides having hands on science project, staff was so kind and professional, that this will be our event place!
What a fun experience for kids and the adults! Science made fun and interesting. What a great concept! Would be great if schools would make Science this much fun !!
Thank you again for the fantastic party; we honestly believe that this may have been the best kids birthday party yet for us. Every child left with a big smile.
This place is awesome! We were invited to a 5 y old birthday party there and our kids (and the parents) had a blast. There were bubbles that the kids could hold in their hands, drawing on the walls, slime, snow making and more. I also know they make a patties for adults as well. 5 Star!
We had a birthday party here for our 7 year old son. We live in the suburbs, so I wasnt sure how many kids would make the trek to the city and EVERYONE RSVPd b/c they were so excited. I cant reccomend this place enough! they were SO responsive to all my questions and concerns beforehand, EXTREMELY accomodating when we had people rsvp at the last minute and very friendly and inviting. And they set up an awesome party that the kids really enjoyed. we had so many kids (and mostly boys) so our party was chaotic, and they never once showed signs of stress or uneasiness. They were so calm and friendly to the kids and the kids had a wonderful time learning! I definitely reccommend this place as an alternative to the bounce house party!
My son had his 9th birthday party here. It was an absolute blast. The kids were super engaged and had a great time. Can’t say enough about what a great experience we had. We will definitely return.
Fabulous location for a 7 year old birthday party! My daughter and her friends had a BLAST!! Planning was a breeze, all done by emails. Fun, interesting, engaging experiments. Exceeded all expectations!
Our little guys (6 and 8) celebrated their birthdays with 8 of their friends. They had a blast making robots and then racing them! The boys can’t wait to go back!
If I could give this place 10 stars it still wouldn’t be enough. We just hosted a birthday party here for my daughter’s 7th and chose to build robots. All I can say is–how unique! There is no other place like this in Chicago!!!! The owners are beyond wonderful being both patient and helpful with each kid. It is such a great space and the party was flawless! I HIGHLY recommend this for a private event and I can’t wait to send my daughter for camps and/or classes!!!!
We had my daughter’s 5-year birthday at the Laboratory. We had a wonderful experience. Our group of 15 5-year-olds were completely engaged throughout the party (no small feat) and the were totally wowed by the creation of reindeer boogers, colored snow, and more. The space is open and well-lit and just really cool. Amy was incredibly responsive — she always responded to our emails within hours — and Ed was awesome on the party execution side of things. Both had lots of good suggestions to help us plan a great party for our daughter. We will definitely go back for more classes and camps. The Laboratory is a real gem in the neighborhood!