Summer Reading 2020

We work with libraries across Western PA to deliver hands-on, educational and entertaining science programs to bolster community engagement. Our special event programs are very popular for Summer Reading Program kickoffs or finales!

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All About Our Summer Reading Workshops

Dragon Scales and Other Tales!

In this interactive performance, experiments demonstrating the principles of air and pressure are artfully woven into tales of mischievous spells, dragon-riding, and explosive dragon sneezes. Listen to the tale of Spectacilia, and witness giant smoke rings, a magical hot air balloon, and a special powder that transforms into a fire ball!

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Summer Reading Event Prices


How long in advance do I need to book?

We recommend 4-6 weeks before your event date. Our summer schedule fills up quickly, so the sooner the better!


For what ages are Mad Science workshops appropriate?

All summer reading workshops this year are for rising K-6 grade students. However, we may be able to accommodate for younger or older students!


Are there packages for doing both an assembly and a workshop?

Yes, we usually offer discounts for events that happen on the same day. Please contact us at (412) 779-0123 for more information.


Are these the same programs as last year?

No! These are entirely new programs just for this summer only!


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Both of our boys did Mad Science summer camps when they were younger, and loved the experience! It was a very fun and interactive experience for them. And counselor Beth Morrell is the best!!!


Raleigh, NC

My son attended the Earth, Space & Beyond Mad Science Camp last summer and absolutely loved it! The hours were convenient for our family, and the location was close by for us. We're sending him again to a Mad Science camp this upcoming summer. These are well run camps, in our experience, and I recommend them for people looking for a fun, science-based camp experience.


Silver Spring, MD

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!!!

Linda, Principal

Dallas, TX

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