What is Genius Gems Terrace?
After many months of quarantine, we know that parents are seeking a safe and enriching place that is outdoors and enjoyable. Welcome to Genius Gems Terrace!
How does Genius Gems Terrace Work?
Genius Gems Terrace has 5 tables, each with 5 chairs. Tables are spaced at least 6 feet from the other tables. Each table has its own cantilevered umbrella, a Dyson bladeless fan, a battery powered outlet for projects, and even its own water mister. Each table can fit a maximum of 5 people, and can be reserved for up to one hour. In between each visit, our staff will sanitize every surface for your safety. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
STEM Projects: Yours to Design and Keep
Choose from our menu of STEM projects, thoughtfully designed to be enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and up. You can make the following projects at Genius Gems Terrace, and they are yours to keep! (Note: Glue guns, bowls and spatulas remain at Genius Gems.)
- Slime! (Ocean, Unicorn, Galaxy or Cotton Candy) ($10 + tax)
- Glow-in-the-Dark Slime (includes a mini UV flashlight) ($14 + tax)
- DIY Wooden Marbleshoot ($12 + tax)
- Make Your Own LED light up Harry Potter Wand ($12 + tax)
- Mystery Box Project ($7 + tax)
3D Printed Projects, Customized by You and Printed at Genius Gems
- Rectangular keychain ($10 + tax)
- Heart keychain ($8 + tax)
- LEGO® piece ($7 + tax)
- Bookmark ($8 + tax)
- Token ($5 + tax)
Ice Cream, Coffee, Pizza. Yes, Please!
Choose from a selection of premier ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, ice cream treats, and even ice cream cups with color-changing spoons! Kosher, dairy-free and nut-free options are available.
Coffee and Beverages
We offer regular and decaf hot coffee, lattes and espresso from our freshly brewed coffee bar. We also serve Starbucks® iced coffee drinks, refreshing sparkling waters, ice cold water, tea or soda.
Pizza and Snacks
We partner with a local Italian restaurant to offer delicious, fresh pizza by the slice. We also offer a variety of healthy snacks. Full menu is coming soon.
Please note, no outside food or drink is permitted. At this time, we do not permit private birthday celebrations or events at Genius Gems Terrace.
At Genius Gems Terrace, your family will be able to enjoy an ice cream alfresco, complete a STEM project, drink your morning café latte, or have a slice of fresh pizza. STEM projects will be brought to your table for you to complete, and will include exciting activities like build your own marbleshoot, make your own glow slime, or design your own Harry Potter-inspired wand. Tickets are timed, so each family has one hour to complete their projects and enjoy our outdoor terrace. We are even open late on select evenings! Reservations are required.
The cost of Genius Gems Terrace is $10 + tax to reserve one table for one hour for up to 5 people. The cost of ice cream, coffee, snacks and STEM projects is additional, and may be purchased a la carte. A typical project will take about 20 minutes to complete, and costs between $6 - $10, depending on the project. Parents are encouraged but not required to make their own project.
Genius Gems Terrace is best suited for ages 5 and up. Adults of younger children will be expected to help them complete a project. We do not recommend small children attend Genius Gems Terrace, as it may be hard for them to sit for one hour at a table, and it is not safe for them to run around the Terrace. In the evenings, older children can enjoy our festive, after hours ambiance with glow-in-the-dark slime and a fun atmosphere to visit with friends and family.
The maximum for each table is 5 people. If you need a sixth seat, you must purchase another table. All reservations must be made in advance. At Genius Gems we adhere strictly to social distancing guidelines and medical expert advice. There are no exceptions to this policy. We will not permit extra chairs to be added to tables or additional people standing near the table; your party will be asked to leave Genius Gems. Thank you for respecting our policies.
Children will be expected to complete the projects with the assistance of the adults at their table. Each project will come with directions, but for the safety of our staff, they will not be able to directly help your child complete a project.
Unfortunately projects are non-refundable. We suggest purchasing an additonal project or checking our menu at a later date, as our projects do change over time.
You may reserve more than one table, however, we cannot guarantee that the tables will be next to one another. At this moment, we do not permit private events on our terrace. No outside food or decorations are permitted.
No, unfortunately we do not permit outside food at Genius Gems Terrace.
If you are late to your reservation, we unfortunately cannot offer you additional time to extend your reservation. There is half an hour between time slots, during which time our team is cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
Genius Gems Terrace is covered by the building overhang, as well as our cantilevered umbrellas. There are no cancellations permitted for rain.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not offer refunds or credits towards cancelled reservations. Unfortunately we are not able to reschedule reservations once they are booked.
No, unfortunately we do not allow tickets to be transferred to another person. Genius Gems reserves the right to ask for identification to verify the ticket purchaser.
Unfortunatey we are unable to extend reservations. There is a 30 minute cleaning window between time slots, and during this time we do not permit guests to be in our Terrace area. We reserve the right to assess a $20 fee for guests who do not leave their table promptly at the end of the time period.
There is a 30 minute cleaning window between time slots, and during this time we do not permit guests to be in our Terrace area or loitering in our parking lot. We do not encourage customers to book two time slots. We find that limiting the total amount of time to 60 minutes creates a better experience for all; hence these policies. Thank you for your cooperation.
For the safety of our staff, we do not permit any customers to enter Genius Gems for any reason. Bathroom are closed to the public and to Genius Gems customers. No exceptions.
If you need more than 5 seats, you must reserve a second table. No exceptions. Each table only seats up to 5 people.
No, there is no magnetic tile building on the Genius Gems Terrace. If you would like to build with magnetic tiles, please wait until our indoor facility re-opens to the public.
All items must be purchased on a phone, iPad or computer. For the safety of our staff, we will not process any physical payments at Genius Gems. We do not accept cash or physical credit cards, and we do not store credit cards on file. We encourage you to bring a laptop or an iPad if you are interested in creating a customized 3D printed projects. If you do not have a laptop or an iPad, please let the staff know and they will lend you one.
Yes - and it's free to Genius Gems Terrace customers only.
We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation so that we can seat you promptly at the start of your session. We cannot guarantee that you will be seated prior to the start of your session.
Yes, masks for ages 5 and up are required except when eating and drinking. If someone in your group does not have a mask, they can purchase a mask from Genius Gems.
No, unfortunately we do not permit balloons, decorations or outside food.
No. Currently Genius Gems Terrace is not a drop off program. An adult must supervise children at all times. Genius Gems Terrace is meant to be a family experience. We find that the more families participate in the activities, the more they will enjoy their experience.
Just like a sit down restaurant, we ask all guests to order their projects and snacks once they arrive.
We recommend the evening session for children and families ages 8 and up. We do not recommend that families bring younger children after 7 pm.
For the safety of our staff, we do not accept cash or any in-person payments. All payments must be made using a smart phone or an iPad.
Reservations are booked online. Unfortunately we do not accept walk ups.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.