Mad Science encourages a child's love of STEM with fun science activities for children of all ages. Dynamic instructors with professional lesson plans, equipment and materials bring science to life through spectacular demonstrations and exciting hands on activities.
Face Masks Required
Preschool Workshops ages 3 1/2-6
Wacky Water Works:
Water is more complicated than it looks and through this exciting workshop children will learn all about the different properties of water. They will experiment with floating, sinking, absorption, and so much more.
Volcanoes and more simple chemistry fun, and make your own modeling dough to take home.
Students will learn about insects beginning with their unique eyesight and the way they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and take-home fun finger puppets!
Experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands-on workshop that even provides children with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take home
Mad Science Grades K-5
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis.
Discover what it takes to be a detective in this hands-on look at detective science. Using powers of observations and your Inspectikit™, you will have all you need to get started on detective adventures.
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker™ to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies.
Sleuths on the Scene:
Suspects, schematics, and sleuths… oh my! Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation at the science of sleuthing.
Got clues? Analyze clues and get hot on the trail of a culprit with the Crime Lab program. With the Spynoculars™ take home, you can safely observe clues from afar.
Cracking the Case:
Discover what it takes to keep things safe and how technology works in the spy game! Use your spyglasses to observe and take turns on short surveillance shifts to test your observation abilities!
Mad Science Winter Camp Eureka
Instructor: Margaret Liberti-Wiegert
Inspire the inventor and scientist in your child during this 4-day camp.
Each day will explore a different topic:
Rock Paper Scissors
Investigate the awesome inventions created before modern science had begun. Learn about Leonardo da Vinci and discover how his ideas predicted future inventions. Explore catapults, trebuchets, and more of his amazing inventions during this action-packed camp day.
Imagine finding yourself on a deserted island with only a few supplies. What better way to inspire your own creations? Add into the day a tsunami and volcano and see how resourceful you can be using Ben Franklin’s inventions and inspiration.
Inventors have always searched for a way to take flight. On today’s journey we will use early inventors like the Wright brothers to launch into the wild blue yonder. The adventure starts on the ground and travels into space. Take flight during this fun-flying camp day.
Team up with your fellow camp inventors to explore the inventions of others-such as kids, women, Rube Goldberg, and Thomas Edison. Draw inspiration from the “wacky” and the practical! The goal of this camp day is to understand that we have no limitations. Our dreams will inspire invention.