3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 687-2450


Noggin Builders Policies and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



Please notify the Noggin Builders office if your child will not be attending class so that we can plan appropriately.


If your child misses class, he/she may make up a class at the same level within the same session.


In the case of inclement weather, Noggin Builders will notify parents of closings by email and with an announcement on our website.

Referral Program:

We want to thank our customers who refer their friends and family to Noggin Builders.  For each new family you refer to Noggin Builders that signs up for a class, party or camp, you will receive a $20 Noggin Builders Gift Certificate good toward any class, party or camp.


Children who have a contagious illness should not attend class.  Parents should notify Noggin Builders of the absence and will be offered a make-up class per the make-up policy.

Please see here for our full Terms & Conditions regarding cancellations and refunds.


Which class is right for my child?

You should enroll in the class based on your child’s grade in school.  For summer camps, use the grade he/she will be entering in the fall.  Children who are 3 to 3.5-years-old as of Sept. 1 have the choice of selecting Little Thinkers (with an adult) or Curious Kids (independent class).

What should my child wear to class?

Dress for mess and movement!  Activities at Noggin Builders are hands-on and exploratory.  Your child should feel free to get messy and be able to move safely (avoid flip flops or clothing with long dangles).

Can I join a class late?

Yes, registration is ongoing.  We will prorate the session price for the number of classes your child is attending.



Is Noggin Builders peanut-free?

At Noggin Builders we will do our best to accommodate food allergies.  With advance notice, we can substitute foods used in our experiments and projects.  We cannot guarantee that our facility is allergen free.  If you have concerns regarding allergies, please contact Amy.

What are the food options for birthday parties?

Entree choices include pasta (marinara, buttered or mac and cheese), pizza (plain, sausage or pepperoni), bagels and cream cheese, or turkey and cheese bagels sandwiches.  Each entree is served with a side, fruit and beverage.

Can I bring in my own meal for the party?

No, that is not currently available.

Can I bring my own cake / dessert?

Yes, you can provide the birthday dessert, or you can choose to do our Cupcake option in which each child decorates his.her own cupcake.


Birthday Parties

Can I choose the activities?

Yes!  A staff member from Noggin Builders will contact you approximately one month prior to your party to discuss your theme and the activities available for that theme.

What is the maximum number of children allowed for a party?


What if the children attending the party are more than one age?

Noggin Builders events can be made for any age and the activities can be differentiated to meet the needs of multiple ages together.

Can I bring decorations?

Noggin Builders will add to its fun and colorful atmosphere with theme appropriate extras for your party.  You may choose to bring your own decorations, as well.  The following items are not allowed in Noggin Builders at any time: confetti, glitter, or latex balloons (mylar is fine).

When should I arrive?

Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your party.  Before that time, Noggin Builders staff will be busy preparing your event.