Things seem to be finally going back to normal with restrictions being lifted all over the world. After a year of remote-learning, lockdowns, and social distancing we were so glad to have been able to celebrate Ryan’s 9th Birthday with friends and family. We wanted to make his birthday special, that’s why we chose Arena STEM to host Ryan’s 9th birthday Party! A safe environment adhering to CDC guidelines where kids can have fun learning!
Arena STEM is a new and innovative concept that provides an interactive environment for kids and young adults to play, learn, and engage with science and technology. It provides entertainment, education through their in-person workshops, and the option to purchase from their wide selection of new and exciting race cars, drones, robots and more.
You get hands-on experiences with real-life models, racetracks, flying fields, battlefield-tanks, and classes that include 3-D drawing, robotics, model making, and more. It’s an amazing concept that we were so glad to have been able to experience. Our children and party guests had never participated in these types of activities. Everything was so new and exciting.
At Arena STEM you can select one or more of seven arenas that each offer a different activity. There are stations where robots can move and a variety of remote controlled vehicles can be operated. You can even fly drones!
Ryan’s Birthday Party
Our party host, and the rest of the staff, were so attentive! They were so well informed and helpful when it came to booking the party and then on the actual day of the birthday as well! The instructors are very knowledgeable and begin by introducing the selected course to the kids and explain how to operate the remotes.
You can choose up to three of the activities for your child’s birthday party for a total of 1.5 hours of playtime. You can see all of the birthday party details here: https://www.arenastem.com/event/birthday-parties
Ryan’s Birthday Party Our party host, and the rest of the staff, were so attentive! They were so well informed and helpful when it came to booking the party and then on the actual day of the birthday as well! The instructors are very knowledgeable and begin by introducing the selected course to the kids and explain how to operate the remotes. You can choose up to three of the activities for your child’s birthday party for a total of 1.5 hours of playtime. You can see all of the birthday party details here: https://www.arenastem.com/event/birthday-parties
Aqua Zone We started with Aqua Zone, designated for kids 5 and up. The kids had a blast racing their boats through the course. It was a 20-minute activity and you have the option of choosing the motor boats or sailboats for the kids to race. The kids had a great time controlling the boats in the pool, and we had a great time watching! They were maneuvering their boats using techniques the instructors had taught them. It was a hit! It’s also available for purchase. The course only allows up to 5 people to play at a time and there are also plastic barriers to keep the kids from getting too close to each other and each in their own designated spot.
Slot Car Racing Track
Whether you’re 3 or 30, it’ll never not be fun to watch miniature cars zoom around a miniature track at ridiculous speeds.
This track is also designated for kids 5 and up. Up to six attendees can participate in this activity at a time.
With more innovation and technology being rolled into these racers than ever before, it’s a pretty exciting time to be racing against your friends on a miniature race track.
All of the participants were provided a practice round before the race. This activity was about 15 minutes. Available for purchase.
Kids grow up with technology today in a way that we never did. Those formative neurological pathways give them a huge advantage when they take drone lessons and fly them for the first time!
This rings especially true for kids who have spent any time playing with games consoles. The cognitive and motor skills are there, it’s often just the confidence that isn’t. This style of learning gives kids the opportunity to use their skills on real-world applications with drones.
As soon as that drone was up in the air, all of the kids were transfixed on it. They were so excited and proud of themselves!
Best part is they’re also using skills related to mapping, geometry, physics, engineering, photography, cinematography and coding.
Our group received instructions and practiced techniques before our 30 minute session began with the drones. Kids 8 and up were allowed to join with a maximum of 6 participants. They received full safety instructions and were able to practice with training rings and obstacles.
The kids 8 and up participated in a battlefield challenge! Up to 6 attendees can participate at the same time. They had a great time. This activity was about 20 minutes. The kids really had some epic STEM challenges! Battlefield was one of the most exciting. They had an insanely fun time battling their friends using realistic battle tanks.
After enjoying these exciting activities the kids continued the celebration in the party room, where they ate pizza and sang Happy Birthday to Ryan. This birthday will surely be etched into his memory, because he was at his happiest. All that I can ask for.
Classes & Courses
Like I’ve been saying, Arena Stem provides hands-on, interactive workshops and classes to teach participants drone flight dynamics, robot building and programming, mechanics and gears, 3D pen art, and more. They teach your kid to use these devices and create their own and then provide ongoing advice. If you’re looking to invest in a fun learning activity where they will expand their minds while having fun, Arena STEM is it. It has a lot to offer and your child can continue to develop his/her skills. We’d highly recommend signing up for a workshop!
If you’re looking for gift ideas or just looking to treat yourself, we bet you’ll find something that catches your eye here. Your kids will be able to implement their new skill sets at home on their own devices.