Bake the cake and bring the animals and the art! Invite your friends and discover volcanoes or oceans!

Even in the midst of a pandemic, our energetic kids keep learning, growing, and having birthdays. It can be tricky for parents to find something that’s permitted (and still fun!) when it comes to birthday parties these days, but you might be surprised at the virtual options available. The world is a fascinating place and EXPLORUM wants to help your kids discover it with a huge variety of virtual birthday parties!

EXPLORUM is a Toronto-based organization that offers engaging extracurricular activities to promote learning over a variety of school subjects and personal interests, using the STEAM model. These workshops are available in English or French. Fun and energetic presenters lead hands-on science experiments and pursue themes like exotic animals, arts & crafts and yoga. Kids can learn new skills (and practice a second language, if you want!), all while having a great time.

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Birthday Parties at Home

Plan a birthday party at home with EXPLORUM. They offer such a wide variety of themes that any child will find something they enjoy. Video-conferencing is a challenging environment to visit or chat, but with some guidance and an interesting activity, the kids enjoy hanging out and seeing each other, virtually and safely. Each workshop is 60 – 75 minutes in length and can accommodate up to 15 kids, depending on the ages. EXPLORUM Birthday Parties are designed for kids as young as four, all the way up to 17-year-olds! Workshops for younger kids run just 30 – 45 minutes to account for their shorter attention spans, while the workshops for the older kids may run 45 – 75 minutes.

All you need is a screen with the internet, a camera, and audio, an adult to help set up, and some friends to play! And the best thing about a virtual party? Your child can invite friends from anywhere! If you’ve ever moved across the country, or even across the city, this makes it easy to keep in touch and have fun “together.”

There are four main categories of parties at home from which you can choose: Science, DIY’Art, Yoga, and the world of exotic animals with EducaZoo. EXPLORUM can help you choose what’s best for your group and then they send you a Zoom link and list of materials and ingredients, specific to your party. Materials are limited to common household items you might already have.

What will your child choose? For their next birthday, they could meet a reptile, make a windchime, or discover a volcanic eruption. EXPLORUM has ideas your kids will love and they make it so easy for you! See party themes and recommended ages for activities and start planning a social, yet socially-distant, birthday party.

Make Any Occasion a Party

While many parents book these workshops to celebrate birthdays, you can also book them for just about any occasion — even just a regular old weekday playdate. These affordable workshops would make for a great way to keep your child engaged with learning throughout the summer and school breaks. Gather (virtually) a few families to split the cost for even more affordability.


Explorum Birthday Parties (Family Fun Calgary)

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