Science Parties

Looking for a new and unique idea to celebrate your child’s next birthday—or just want to plan a fun gathering? Let Van Andel Institute for Education help you celebrate while doing something hands-on, fun, and maybe a little educational. (Shhhh! We won’t tell the kids!)

Our science parties for kids in grades K–12 are two hours of hands-on science experiments that engage up to 30 kids to think and act like scientists. You bring the cake, and we’ll provide the activities!

Each party includes:

  • Access to lab area for 2 hours
  • A dedicated party facilitator
  • Fun, hands-on experiments
  • Time with VAI’s animals


  • $20 per child, up to 30 kids (10 kids and $200 minimum)
  • FREE parking
  • Payment in the form of check or credit card is due on day of science party.

Science Parties

Want to learn more or schedule a Science Party?

Call us at 616.234.5528, send us an email, or submit an inquiry.

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