The Idea Lab (Kid Friendly Businesses in Houston)

Posted on Feb 13 2016 - 11:27pm by Beth

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Are you looking for summer camps, preschool classes, or birthday party ideas in Houston?  The Idea Lab is a place where kids have fun while engaging in hands-on, learning and interactive activities.  They offer a variety of programs that are great for children of all ages. You can participate in programs such as after school classes, summer and holiday camps, birthday parties, preschool programs and classes, and events.  The Idea Lab is the place to go for exciting activities that will engage your child’s mind.  The services are geared towards younger children and older children.  Older kids can build a drone or their own computer.  How cool!  As an educator, I am so excited that I found the Idea Lab.  I believe that their programs are carefully designed to balance fun while teaching life skills.

The IDEA Lab was founded in 2009, and their business is booming.  The company is rapidly growing, and their programs are in constant reform.  They are dedicated to providing the best child care and services to Houston’s youth.  If you haven’t heard about the Idea Lab previously, you can consider this your lucky day.  I am amazed at the variety of topics, skills, and programs offered at the Idea Lab.


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The Idea Lab has 5 convenient locations.

1. Energy Corridor – The Idea Lab is located at 14520 Memorial Drive, Houston 77079. They are open on Monday-Friday from 9am-6:30pm, and they are open for private parties on Saturday and Sunday.

2.  Memorial – The Idea Lab is located at 8404 Katy Freeway, Suite 200, Houston, 77024. They are open on Monday-Friday from 9am-6:30pm, and they are open for private parties on Saturday and Sunday.

3.  Heights – The Idea Lab is located at 703 East 17th Street, Houston, 77008.  It is located at the back of Field Elementary.  They are open on Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6:30pm.  They are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

4.  Bellaire – The Idea Lab is located at 7405 Fifth Street, Houston 77401.  It is located at the Bellaire Recreational Center.  They are open on Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6:30pm.  They are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

5.  Sugarland/Missouri City – The Idea Lab is located at 7335 Highway 6 between Highway 6 and Lake Olympia Drive.  They are open on Monday-Friday from 9am-6:30pm, and they are open for private parties on Saturday and Sunday.


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The Idea Lab offers a variety of summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 years old.  The camps focus on learning skills including art, cooking, technology, science, engineering, and language immersion.  Their half day and full day camps cover a wide range of topics.  They also offer extended day options.  Don’t wait, I recommend that you sign your children up now to get a spot in their amazing camp sessions.

Camp Topics:

*Lego Robotics:  Stomp and Chomp
*Roller Coaster Science and Amusement Park Physics
*Design An Arcade Game
*Rock Star Music Video Camp
*Writer’s Workshop
*Spanish Immersion
*Chemical Reactions and Science Explosions
*Chef Academy
*Gadgets and Inventions
*Chef Academy: Restaurant Week
*Ready/Camera/Action: Advanced Movie Production
*Rocketry and Aviation using Flight Simulators
*Tumble Jam
*Cooking with Books
*3D Jewelry Design
*Jedi Warriors
*Jr. Diva Designers
*Digital Photography
*Typing Accelerator
*Mix/Measure/Pour: Science Academy
*Jr. Spa Factory, Pet Vet Hospital
*Lil’ Doctors AnatoME
*Super heroes vs. Monsters
*Magic Treehouse Adventures
*Many More Topics

Preschool Programs:

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The Idea Lab offers Preschool Programs that are Full Educational Day programs and Half Educational Day programs.  Their programs also offer care before and after the school day.  Each classroom is limited to 16 kids with 2 teachers. The 8:1 ratio is great for your young learners.  The programs are designed to accommodate students in Prek 3, Prek 4, and Kindergarten Readiness.  The preschool programs incorporate Hand Writing Without Tears, Creative Curriculum, Ready Reader, early World of Learning Language Programs, Science for Early Learners, Mathematics, and Social Studies.  They offer many fun classes such as cooking classes, technology classes, Science explorations, Music and Movement, and Art studio.  The class choices are 3 day English classroom, 2 day Spanish Immersion, or 5 day class that includes 3 days of English and 2 days of Spanish Immersion.

The Preschool curriculum is based on Language Arts lessons tied into all content areas including Science, Art, Music, and Technology.  The language skills are built into all academic areas to reinforce concepts and allow children to grasp additional concepts and vocabulary.  The Science Lab offers hands on experiments where Junior Investigators engage in high order thinking skills.  The Art Studio offers big monster art projects, murals and messy art.  Your youngsters will have a blast while embracing their creativity.  The Technology Lab offers digital art, reading and writing games, Stop Motion animation, and Robotics.

Preschool Classes Coming This Fall:

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In addition to their Preschool Programs, the Idea Lab will be offering Preschool classes, and they will start in the Fall.  Kid Fun has partnered with the Idea Lab to offer several sample classes at a discounted rate.  This is a great opportunity for you to try a class, learn about the Idea Lab, and expose your children to an amazing business. In the Fall, the Idea Lab will be offering classes.  Stay tuned, I will announce more details about the registration process.

Birthday Parties:

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The Idea Lab offers birthday parties for children under 5 years old, parties for children 5-8 years old, and parties for children 9-14 years old.  Their Deluxe Birthday Party Package offers a ton of services including 2 hours of fun, admission and complete activities for 14 participants (the birthday child is free), two dedicated IDEA Guides to lead all activities and cleanup, customized themed invites, private party room for presents and food, and themed props and decor.  The Premier Birthday Party Package includes everything in the Deluxe package plus pizza, juice, drinks,and themed goody bags for all participants.  They also offer a ton of add on options such as a themed specialty cake, themed balloon bouquets, themed goody bags, pizza, additional party time, additional guests, chocolate fountain, volcano eruption cake, specialty gourmet cupcakes, DJ, photographer, videographer, life size character entertainers, Kosher, Gluten free, face painting, and lots more.

Parties Themes (Under 5):

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*Jam Session
*Super Hero Training
*Mish Mash Art Studio
*Wiggle & Jam
*Dinosaur Expedition
*Princess Tea Party
*Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
*Enchanted Forest
*Under the Sea
*Princess Tea Party
*Customize Your Own Party

Party Themes (5-8 Years Old):

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*Jam Session
*Super Hero Training
*Aliens Vs. Astronauts
*Jedi Training Institute
*Dinosaur Expedition
*Princess Tea Party
*Jr. Scientist
*Lil’ Chef
*Jr. Divas
*Rockin’ Robots
*Monster’s Express
*Enchanted Forest
*Under the Sea
*Ahoy Matey
*Customize Your Own Party

Party Themes (9-15 Years Old):

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*Interactive Mystery Theatre
*Candy Factory
*Movie Making Workshop
*80’s Flashback
*Operation Black Light Spy Party
*Rock n’ Slime
*Wizardology 101
*LEGO Robotics
*Karoke Stars
*A Blast from the past Dance
*Black Light Ball
*Diva Designer
*Cooking School
*Mish Mash Art School
*Slumber Jam
*Customize Your Own Party

Custom Parties:

Idea Lab Girl Party

The Idea Lab will customize your own party.  You can select a theme to customize or have the IDEA event planner create one for you.  According to the Idea Lab, “No ideas are too big or too small.”  You are given the opportunity to add additional experiences that make your party unique or a perfect fit.

Other Programs:

Idea Lab Volcanoes

The Idea Lab offers after school programs, additional events, and IDEA STEM Homeschool programs.  They host Friday night workshops and Minecraft Modshops.

Contact Information:

Please call 832-672-7932 for more information about the Idea Lab.  You can also visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about their amazing programs.

*If you sign up for an Idea Lab service, please let them know that you heard about them from Kid Fun Houston!


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