Why hire a scary clown when you can hire a scary inventor? We kid, we kid! Terry isn’t scary. He’s playful and inviting and barrels of fun. The Inventor Mentor offers a host of fascinating and exhilarating science activities for your child’s birthday party. All activities allow kids to play with inventions (with the exception of the fire skates), and most are a mix of invent and play: kids make an invention (like a rocket or a water balloon catcher) and then get to play with it.

Pick your preferences from these possibilities. Most are outdoor activities, but there are many indoor activities available also.

The Kid Launcher / Giant Water Slide

Terry launches kids along a slip and slide on an inflatable sled. Great for hot days. A huge water slide is set down a slope for a kid to ride floats down while under water cannon fire, or for flatter land, a giant bungee cord accelerates kids down the slip and slide runway. Kid-launching can be combined with water cannon play for an extravaganza.

Water Bottle Rockets

Kids launch 2-liter soda bottle rockets skyward with a bicycle pump. With wings, decorations, piggybacking airplanes, etc., they explore rocketry and aerodynamics in launch after launch.

Air Tube Rockets and Gliders

Kids launch pressurized air tube rockets that can carry plush toys, marshmallows, paper air planes, or gliders into orbit. Kids can experiment with different rocket designs throughout the party.

Big Bubble Wands

Multiple 8 wand bubble stations are provided with various levels of bubble wand technology for kids and adults of all ages to create, manipulate, and pop super big bubbles made with state of the art extreme bubble solution.

Airzooka and Fog Rings

Created by a 7th grade science fair student, the Airzooka "shoots" a mysterious puff of air up to 60 feet. While some kids may be familiar with this concept, The Inventor Mentor challenges them to explain the mystery behind the technology. Then, The Inventor Mentor introduces a "fog" generator gun, which fills the Airzooka with breathable fog for kids to see the mathematics of the Airzooka tornado rings as they fly. At night the fog rings can be blue rings of fire!

Water Wars

What it sounds like! Water cannons, water ball launchers, spritzers, squirters, water balloons, and more! A water cannon is a simple and big surprise that sucks water up and sprays it in a stream, really the most simple form of a water launcher With an arsenal of 15 long and 10 short water cannons, armed with safety goggles, and using The Inventor Mentors auto water refill stations, kids engage in an all out water war! This activity is well suited to the last half hour of a party. Rain gear is provided for those who want to stay dry.

Water balloon and Stuffed Animal Launchers

Using a bungee cord "funnelator" to launch across (or just up!), the kids catch water balloons or stuffed animals with modified tennis rackets fitted with nets. The kids can keep their catch or launch it again. The launch zone is adult supervised and has restricted access.

Water Guyser IED

In the ongoing quest to fill the kids invention ideas, the Claymore was invented. Air pressure is delivered to a plastic soda bottle with a bicycle pump. An electronic lawn sprinkler valve releases that stored pressure into PVC tubing that has been filled with water, and an explosion of waster erupts! Typically kids will try and jump over the device while a friend detonates.

3D Chalk

Terry really gives credit to Crayola to keep inventing with their basic products. 3D chalk is brightly colored chalk that, when viewed through defraction grading 3D glasses, display different colors at different heights. Kids create murals, staircases, and patterns while viewing in 3D!

Pyrotechnics (the grand finale!)

Terry demonstrates either his silent pyrotechnic fire balls or his talents with extreme fire skates.

Session Information

Pick from the options above, or request a custom theme!

Duration: up to 3 hours
Party Size: 15 children maximum
Setting: Indoor or outdoor
Class Fee: $350-$450 depend on size, length, and venue