We were really excited about the Mad Science party because it seemed really different and had been recommended.
However, the person running it arrived late - not a good start - and didn't contact us to let us know that she was stuck in traffic. Once she did arrive it took her half an hour to set up, so we had over 20 5/6 year olds to entertain for that time period.
Once the entertainment got underway there were various chemicals around which should not be put in children's mouths. The girl running the party had to leave the children at various times, to get more water, and as she was the only one there, this meant parents had to step in and help several times.
The Mad Science website is misleading - they call it a mess-free, stress-free party - this was definitely not the case for us. There should have been at least another entertainer there to help with the science-based activities and to help control the children.
In addition, I found the Mad Science website confusing and difficult to use.
I will not be recommending Mad Science, which is a shame because as it is a franchise, I am sure that not everyone's experiences will be like ours.