All About Our After-School Programs
Designed for kids ages 5-12
Over 200 hours of content and a wide range of themes covering engineering to biology
Safe and engaging activities that have been kid-tested and approved
Well-trained instructors with a flair for science explanations and classroom management
Fun educational science-themed take-home toys after every class that reinforce the learning experience
Upcoming Spring 2020 After-School Program Topics
Using LEGO® bricks, kids build a different engineering-themed project in each class. They explore different engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering. They use critical thinking and creative problem-solving to test and improve their creations.
Minerals, Machines, and Movies
Get engrossed in the study of entomology and search for clues to help crack a case! Children will have the chance to inspect fluorescing minerals and see how simple machines lighten your load. They will also discover why science is the real star of the big screen and move out of the way of motorized toys. Students will stage a statically charged indoor storm and go on a nutrient hunt!
Welcome to the world of chemistry! Children make slime, experiment with different reactions, and learn to use the tools that chemists use. Polymers and catalysts are only two of the fascinating concepts our young Mad Scientists explore in this thrilling trip through the chemistry lab!
How long are your programs (weeks and hours)?
Our standard program is held immediately after school for 1 hour and typically lasts for 4 or 8 weeks. However, Mad Science can accommodate program requests of 4 to 12 weeks. We will be happy to discuss any atypical scheduling needs.+
Who pays for an after-school program?
Typically, after-school programs are paid for by parents. In some cases, a PTO or other organization may opt to pay part or all of the students' enrollment.+
What's this about a free assembly?
When you bring a Mad Science after school program to your school, we will perform one of our Mad Science assemblies for free! The assembly is 45 minutes long and good for up to 350 students.+
How will students register?
Students can register through our website. Before the start of the program, we will provide you with an official roster, so you know who will be staying for the program. Some schools decide to handle payment and registration on their own. In that case you will need to provide a roster for us.+
Who are your instructors?
We recruit individuals who have experience in classrooms or with groups of elementary aged children. All our instructors must pass a series of state and national criminal background checks, and be cleared through our training process. Instructors are assigned for the entire length of the program.+
What is the min/max for a program?
The class minimum is 10 students. If we do not reach the minimum number of students, we will notify the school and the parents. All money will be refunded 100%. The maximum is 20 students per class. If we reach the max, we may be able to open a second class, if a second classroom is provided.+
Here's what schools have to say about our after-school programs!
Mad Science is a terrific program for today’s students. Our students have enjoyed the hands-on and challenging experiences that foster creative and higher-level thinking and problem-solving. Our school has appreciated the attention to detail as they use our facilities. Thanks to all at Mad Science!!!
Our parents and children loved the lunch time program. It was easy for us to implement...virtually hands free. We will have you back again and again.
Program was excellent! Children became very aware that science is not just fancy demonstrations utilizing complicated equipment. Science is everywhere - what a great motivator!