Reviews

We are proud of all the happy reviews we've accumulated over the years, and the stories we've heard from our customers about their children.  Here are just a few:

Classes & Camps

“This is the greatest program ever! . . . . Favorite class out of all their classes.” 

“Best program available. It’s fun, interesting & very educational.” 

“The first thing my daughter ever said she wanted to be was a geologist. . .That comes directly from CZ!” 

“My daughter has developed a keen interest in the sciences and her world around her. I attribute this excitement and interest to her love of science class at Curiosity Zone. She goes around the house asking questions and saying ‘because I’m curious.’ The curriculum in the Little Lab program is great. It stimulates her science understanding and expands her vocabulary. We love the ‘Word of the Day’ concept.” 

“Fun and educational in one awesome package!” 

“We are Curiosity Zone fans. I highly recommend the classes. My [preschool] daughter can’t wait to attend class each week. She loves the activities and she learns so much. Her vocabulary has increased by leaps and bounds from attending these classes. She also asks so many questions because, as she says, ‘I’m curious — like the Captain.” 

“My [preschool] daughter looks forward to class every week!” 

“Curiosity Zone brings out the innovator in my [preschool] son.”

“My daughter loves everything science-related and this exceeded our expectations!” 

“Fostering the ‘why’ in the very young.” 

“My daughter absolutely loves science class at Curiosity Zone. The curriculum is perfect for her age and even pushes her a bit beyond with the word of the day. I would highly recommend the program to others. . . . Miss Barbara [the lead Little Lab teacher] is an amazing educator. She has a fabulous and warm way of interacting with the children. I am ecstatic my daughter is in her class.” 

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“Little Lab [class] is the best value I’ve spent for enrichment activities for my toddler. Recommend without reservation!” (Rating the class a 6 on a scale from 1-5.) 

“This is a great place and the classes are superb.” 

“My girls love the Little Lab class. It’s unusual for them to ask when a class starts but they always ask about science class.” 

“My son loves his Little Lab class; he looks forward to it all week long. We are really happy we joined Curiosity Zone.” 

“It’s helping my son prepare for a classroom environment, while having fun and engaging his brain.” 

“Children of any age learn all about their surroundings and more in the most fun, loving and educational atmosphere!” 

“I wanted to share this with you: my twins, Domenic & Paul attended several summer camps & had their birthday party at your place in 2005 & 2006. They are now 9 years old and they were conveying, in great detail, just this week, about all of the exciting things they did at all of the camps & birthday party. How many times do you think children can recall, four or five years later, what happened in a classroom? This is testament to how creative and meaningful your methods and subjects are – Curiosity Zone leaves a lasting impression on children.” 

“This place is fantastic! It’s the kind of place I wish had been around when I was a kid! The first thing that hits you when you walk in the Curiosity Zone is that everything is kid sized. The doors, the chairs, the big long tables, everything has been designed with kids in mind and the colors are so bright and vibrant! The classrooms are glassed in so parents can stay and watch if they like, this also helps when it’s time to go home. What hits you next are the sounds of kids squealing, singing and cheering over … science! My science classes in school were dreadful and I was lucky if I stayed awake through attendance. These kids were “oohing” and “aahing” over an experiment involving liquids and solids! How do you do that?! The teachers seemed wonderful, sing-songy and just as enthusiastic as the kids were about the experiments. The woman at the front desk was wonderful and before she could get my friend’s child out of class he came running out of the classroom brimming with information about how to make “guk” at home and how he knew the secret recipe and what happens when you dissolve a solid in to a liquid. Seriously, the kid was high on science! . . . .If the Curiosity Zone was around when I was a kid I would have lived there! The Curiosity Zone gets an all caps FIVE STARS!” 

“Curiosity Zone is a magical place where real learning happens. I wish the public schools were this inviting.” 

“The other day my daughter was standing outside in our culdesac and she gets up on the curb and she’s putting her sneakers on the curb and she wasn’t going anywhere, and she said, ‘Look Mom! I’m making friction. This is friction!’ She learned that when she was 3 and a half – over a year ago – and she still is applying these science concepts into her everyday life, which is amazing.” 

“Justin got up and taught his [third grade] class the science lesson his teacher had planned. He loved it, but the truth is he is often bored in class because he mastered the concepts years ago at Curiosity Zone. He loves science — just craves more stimulation in school.” 

“I was at the playground with Duncan [a 3 year old] a few weeks ago. He was on top of a slide, and shouting ‘Mommy! Mommy! What do I have?’ I had no clue what he was talking about until he shouted “potential energy!” Then he went down the slide, and said, ‘Now I have kinetic energy!’ He had learned those concepts weeks earlier at Curiosity Zone. Not only did he understand what the concepts meant, he was able to apply them weeks later.” 

“I just wanted to give you my testimonial. Noah has been going to Curiosity Zone since he was a baby when you first opened and offered toddler classes. Noah has taken classes and done camps at Curiosity Zone at intervals when our schedules and finances permitted. He is now in Kindergarten and we just received his report card last night with an O+ (Outstanding Plus: the highest mark) by it for Science. All of his other marks are high as well, but his science grade was his one grade that he made him so pleased with himself. It really helped as a parent to have a syllabus for his classes, so we could go to the library and find books on the topics before he had his class on the topic. Then the hands on learning that he received at CZ was the true comprehension component that one cannot receive from books alone. They didn’t have science at the beginning of the year, they just started this past quarter. They had social studies the first two quarters. He really likes school since they have started science. I know that I have a lot to thank CZ for this!” 

“We took the boys to the Baltimore Aquarium two weeks ago and we were standing at the Octopus tank and they had a volunteer talking about Octopus. [M]y very shy 6 year old raised his hand and walked forward and said to the man, an Octopus has three hearts. The man said to him you are right! That is awesome, how did you know that. My husband and I were very shocked and he looked at the man and said Curiosity Zone (as in of course where else would I have learned that and rolled his eyes). He said he learned it in camp last summer. I can’t get him to tell me what he did in school that day, but Octopus hearts he is all over!” 

“This course was excellent! (Age appropriate and exciting!) As an educator myself, I am sometimes overly critical of such activities. However, this course gets excellent reviews. My son looked forward to class each week and continued the activities at home throughout the following week. We’ve become C-Zone ‘groupies.’ Thanks so much!!” 

“Curiosity Zone classes have broadened our daughter’s learning experiences in the science field through experiments and activities that are challenging, engaging, fun and educational. We are very excited to have introduced many new concepts to her at such an early age. There is nothing else like the C-Zone around!” 

“We really feel that participation in this program has given our son a head start in appreciating the beauty of science!!” 

“Cam won the science award at his preschool – largely because of the classes he took at the Curiosity Zone.” 

“[My daughter] had an absolute blast in her Chemistry class. The enthusiasm she has for science and doing experiments is amazing.” 

Parties & Events

“This past Saturday, my family and I attended a birthday party at Curiosity Zone for the first time, and it was absolutely delightful! The young ladies working the party were great, the science experiments were very cool, and I loved the retail area there in the front. So much, in fact, that I came back in a few days later and stocked up on presents for the next several birthday parties coming up on our calendar!” 

“The best party ever!” 

“[My son] and his friends had so much fun! I wanted to actually write to let you know that the staff on hand were great! I specifically wanted to recognize Kayla (gee… I hope I spelled it correctly). She was phenomenal with the guests and so pleasant to work with. The party consisted of a couple of 3, 4 and 5 year olds, and she was extremely patient, super friendly – all smiles and eager to help or assist in making it a memorable experience for both parents and kiddos. That kind of patience doesn’t come easy for some. I know all of the parents who attended with their children were excited about the class schedule you offer, so I am sure you will get some new enrollees! We will most definitely take a look at the class schedule and see if anything works with our scheduled; we would very much enjoy seeing Liam practice the STEM concepts at your facility. Thanks so much and we had a BLAST!” 

“Party was awesome – your staff is fantastic and very hard workers. they were super with the kids. It was so much fun and we will surely have a party there again! I know a lot of the other parents were very pleased as well! Thanks for such a great party!!!” 

“We had been told by the birthday family that they had previously been to your facility and loved it, so we had very high expectations. I would like to personally say that the 2 girls who were working yesterday were absolutely phenomenal. Such an AMAZING party and such a great environment to be in! Really just felt so welcomed! . . . .Very nice people skills very nice place! We would love if you would consider making it a franchise and adding stores! Loved the idea and concept! Very happy I got to experience such a fun party. . . .” 

“Thank you so much for making my son feel so special on his 6th birthday. . . . He and his friends had a great time. We received many compliments, which had everything to do with your staff, planning and facility.” 

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“You should definitely try the Curiosity Zone. My daughter went to a Slime Time birthday party there a few months ago and it was great, very professional, clean and FUN! The birthday boy was 6, but there were kids there as young as 3 and as old as 10 and the staff there did a great job of adapting the activities for everyone. The staff was SO friendly and they took care of everything. Everyone got a grab-bag filled with test tubes, balloons and a mini-science kit. My daughter still has her test tubes. We live in McLean and it was 15 minutes on the toll road. I commute an hour each way to work every day, so 15 minutes on the toll road on a Saturday was nothing.” 

“Personally, I don’t like pump it up because it seemed dirty to me. I have been to the Curiosity Zone and it is worth the drive (less than 20 minutes from Tysons via the toll road). I have seen two different parties there, the themes were Slime Time and Blast and Bubble and both were awesome. Also, you are the only party going on in the facility at your party time so it seems a little more special than some of the other places that run many parties at the same time. It is really easy to get too as it is just off the toll road exit. I think it would be worth you while to drive it some time and to stop and take a look at the facility and see what you think.” 

“Last weekend we attended a birthday party for playgroup friends of ours and I wanted to share some pictures and thoughts on this unique and educational birthday party setting. We’ve been to parties all over – from farm museums to homes to bounce-houses (Lots…and Lots… of bounce houses…lol…). And don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the bounce houses! We even had our daughters’ fourth birthday party at a fantastic local bounce house. It’s great exercise for kids and parents alike. But as a former science teacher I was really thrilled with what we experienced at this birthday party and I think it’s so unique that I wanted to share my reflections on the day.”

“[Our-Kids.com] highly recommends having your child’s birthday party at Curiosity Zone. The cost for what you get is a great value and all the children and adults walked out of the party with big smiles!”

I wanted to thank you all for a wonderful Birthday Party! Timothy was sooooooo incredibly happy with all the fun you provided. Thank you for having such a wonderful place in our Ashburn area!! As my kids would say, ok me too, “You Rock”! :D” 

“My five year old girls talked all the way home about the party and asked immediately if I would look on the computer for more experiments for them to do. After we got home that night my husband told me that one of our daughters came running up to him during the party and said, “DADDY!! I FINALLY KNOW what I want to BE when I grow up! A SCIENTIST!!” 

“My kids love their science classes. I have a hard time getting them to leave the CZ. It’s an amazing kid friendly place that cares about the kids and teaches them to love science.” 

“As a veteran of Gymboree, Kindermusik, and My Gym, I think Curiosity Zone is outstanding and highly encourage my friends to enroll their children.” 

“Terrific class and programs. My 2 ½ yr. old son is struggling to speak, but he’ll try to shout “Physics Class” at the top of his lungs when he knows he’s on his way here.” 

“This has stretched my daughter’s mind to think of everyday things in a new way.” 

“My daughter loved experiments before we came to Curiosity Zone. Now she is coming up with the experiments herself!” 

“Love it! One of the best extra-school places I’ve seen for both of my girls.” 

“A fresh alternative for the thinking child.” 

“CZ has been a lot of fun – it’s brought science into our home.” 

“My daughter is still testing liquids for acidity weeks after the class!” 

“Finally a creative outlet for non-art oriented kids! We love it!” 

“We are very thrilled to have CZ in the neighborhood.” 

“Everyone is so friendly – Terrific learning environment.” 

“A wonderful way to supplement the schools’ science curriculum without making a complete mess of your house!” 

“For my science-minded (not so interested in sports) son this place has soooo provided him with the experiences he craves!!”

“The activities are appropriate to the age of the children and we really appreciate the take-home newsletters to discuss what they’ve covered.” 

“Hands-on fun and stimulating.” 

“What a wonderful experience [my daughter] has had. Everyone at CZ takes joy in watching our kids’ amazement and enjoyment of the wonders of science. You all take as much pride and joy in the children’s accomplishments as we do as parents. Mr. Garry was wonderful. You can tell he is a father and loves kids. I really appreciate his compliments of [my daughter] and his first hand knowledge to make science interesting and fun for girls too.” 

“Thank you for giving my child a fun place to explore science it has sparked her interest in so many new topics!” 

“Ms. Peggy is a very sweet and informative teacher. She was very kind and accommodating to the special needs child I brought here. Thanks for a great session in Chemistry!!”

“My children are developing a (hopefully) lifelong love for science. Thank you!”

“Great subject matter – good instruction. Keep up the Good Work!” 

“We look forward to chemistry class all week. Educational, but more importantly it’s fun! Thank You!” 

“[My daughter] had a great time! The program is fantastic, and the kits [are] full of great stuff.” 

“My son loves to explore at the C-Zone!” 

“Awesome! Physics was even better than chemistry! My daughter has had the time of her life.” 

“The learning never stops and it’s true (100%) with Curiosity Zone.” 

“Great Concept – Keep it up! My daughters loved it!” 

“What a great idea. My kids love it.” 

“What a great hands on learning experience.” 

“Awesome class. My child loved coming and looked forward to coming every day.” 

“Fabulous! Jacob has had a wonderful time. He is looking forward to the Fall! Bugs, bugs and more bugs!” 

“It’s cool and fun.”