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High Touch High Tech provides totally hands-on and totally participatory FUN science birthday parties at your location in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our science birthday parties combine the most exciting science experiments for a safe, fun filled, fast paced hour and fifteen minute adventure.
All science parties consist of hands-on experiments for all children, a science certificate for each child and a fun science gift for the birthday child.
Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of your $50.00 deposit. You may mail your deposit or call us to pay by credit card. PayPal and SquareCash accepted.
High Touch High Tech - Science Made Fun
PO Box 3052
Saratoga, CA 95070
Party Package #1: Super Science Party
The first science experiment is a chemistry experiment and everyone makes Space Mud! Stretch it, bounce it, and keep it! The next experiment is Ice Cube Fishing, followed by Erupting Volcanoes. One to two foot eruptions are typical. The final experiment is making Gummy Candies! YUM! $425.00
Party Package #2: Icky Drippy Potion Party
Listen to the screaming oooooh's and aaaaah's as they really get their hands dirty! Make Space Mud and Gooey worms! And explore a polymer that can soak up water upto 500 times its weight! And finally, erupt volcanoes! $475.00
Party Package #3: Panning for Gems
Strike it rich! Step back in time to the days of the old prospectors. Pan for Gemstone, everything you find.you keep! Amethyst, quartz, calcite, peacock ore, fool's gold, shark's teeth and more! In addition, we make Space Mud, Erupt Volcanoes, and make Gummy Candies. A take home magnifying glass is included. Our most popular party!$525.00
Party Package #4: Crazy Chemistry Party
Make Space Mud, watch colors separate before your eyes, make Gummy Candies, explode Volcanoes and explore a totally cool powder (from diapers!) that absorbs up to 500 times its weight in water!$445.00
Party Package #5: Fossil Fun Party
Check out all kinds of really cool, really REAL, authentic fossils. Make your very own dinosaur fossil to keep! Erupt Volcanoes, and make gum drops as you become candy chemists!$495.00
Party Package #6: Alien Space Blast Party
Feel what it's like in space, as we become human gyroscopes. Make Alien Slime and Space Mud! Launch a Rocket! Enjoy Astronaut freeze-dried Ice Cream.$495.00
Party Package #7: Hair Raising Party
The first science experiment is a chemistry experiment and everyone makes Space Mud! Stretch it, bounce it, and keep it! The next experiment is Erupting Volcanoes, followed by Gummy Candies. The grand finale is making everyone's hair stand straight up!$455.00
Exciting extras to add to any party package:
Additional guests (above 15) $20 per guest
Goodie bags $5.00 and up
Rocket Launch $175.00
Hair Raising Machine $175.00
Gooey Worms $150
Make Fossils $150.00
Panning for Gems $195.00
Extra Experiments PLEASE CALL
We accept American Express, Visa, MC, PayPal, Square cash or personal check/money orders. Deposits can be submitted by phone or mail. Parties booked between 30 and 40 miles away from our office will be charged a $50.00 trip fee. Over 40 miles, there is a $100 travel fee.
Birthday Party FAQs:
Everything you need to know about the birthday party but forgot to ask...
Do you have a location?
We come to you! Typically birthday parties are held in private homes, parks, but occasionally we can conduct birthday parties in other venues. Parents are responsible for the location and for seating of the party guests - we'll bring the science!
How many guests does the price include?
The price includes the birthday child and 14 of his/her friends. Additional guests are possible at $20.00 per guest due to the need for a second scientist on site. As these are materials-intensive, hands-on activities, very large parties require special arrangements in advance. Please call us to discuss.
Will you do a birthday party in my city?
We serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We have served parties in Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, Danville, Fremont, Milpitas, San Jose, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Portola Valley, Hillsborough, San Carlos, Burlingame, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz!
If the party is between 30 and 40 miles away from our location (Saratoga, CA) we charge a $50 trip fee. Over 40 miles, a $100 fee is charged. Don't see your county located? Call us and we may be able to direct you to a High Touch High Tech location near you.
What time should I tell my guests to arrive?
Please have your guests arrive at least 30 minutes before our party is to begin. Very often guests are late which interferes with the party. Our party will begin at the start time and end at the finish time.
Where should the children sit?
Children need to be seated at tables. It is recommended to have disposable table covers and a trash can near by.
Who will be the scientist?
Our staff serve as the scientists. We will do our best to accommodate specific requests, but cannot guarantee a specific scientist. All of our scientists worked with children and science education for years, and will bring a fun, hands-on experience to your birthday party event.
What time will the Scientist arrive?
Our Scientist will arrive about half hour before the party. The set-up time for our party is minimal and only takes 15-20 minutes.
How do I prepare for the Gem Party or Fossil Party?
If you are going to do the gem dig please have your hose hooked up for the Scientist. The gem dig will take place outside. Please prepare a safe area.
Where are you going to do the Hair Raising Machine?
If you are doing the Hair Raising Machine please have a room on the inside of the house selected. It cannot be done outside due to the humidity. If your site has air conditioning, please turn it on at least 30 minutes before the party.
I would like to have a "balloons" theme (or animals, bugs, ships, monsters, etc.) Are there different science activities to choose from?
In most cases, High Touch High Tech has a fun activity that will match your theme. Please call us to discuss as "special" parties may require additional lead time for supplies.
Help! My child is having a birthday this weekend, and I need a Scientist!
In most cases we can probably help. Call us!
What about my adult guests?
We love parents and encourage them to attend. However, you may want to have an area for them to socialize. When the parents crowd around the tables, it is distracting to the children and makes it difficult for our scientist to conduct the planned activities.
Do you provide goodie bags, and what is in them?
Typically, the kids keep what they make during the science experiments- space mud, gummy candies, gems, fossils are examples. More elaborate goodie bags can be arranged for an extra charge. These can be used as stand alone or as add on to your customized party favors.
Can the birthday child's younger sibling participate?
In general, yes. Younger children frequently enjoy participating, but we suggest an adult assist them.
Read below for recent comments from parents across the Bay Area!
"The kids and parents had a blast. I've mentioned you to the...kindergarten teachers. Thank you!!!!!"
"(Our son) and his friends had a great time and I would certainly recommend you."
"A great time was had by all. One of the kids at the party had recently attended another "science" party and said that today's party was so much better. You were great with thekids and the parents enjoyed it too."
"The Super Science party for our son's 7th birthday, offered by you, was excellent and very successful. Our son said that the birthday party was the best one he has ever had. Not only we had great time, also all the kids and their parents had a happy and fun time. All experiments were thoughtfully designed and very knowledgeable. All of our son's guests, the 1st graders, their little brothers, their big sisters and brothers(4Th graders), were very enjoying the hands-on projects. Our son said he would like to have a science party from you again. We will definitely recommend you to our friends. In fact, we already spread words out. Again, we appreciate that you brought so much fun, knowledgeable and happy time to us and to our guests."