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About our Programs



At Mad Science we spark imaginative learning when school is out! Our hands-on, one-hour science programs are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and build projects to take home such as model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. Mad Science after-school programs offer children a chance to see just how cool science can be!

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 Our Programs:

  • Are correlated with NGSS - Next Generation Science Standards
  • Promote STEM learning
  • Are facilitated by trained, reliable, dynamic instructors
  • Use professional lesson plans, equipment, and materials
  • Are appropriate and tailored for grades K through 6 
  • Are easy to plan and hassle-free to run 

Some of our Standard After-School Programs:


Zaps, Booms & Shocking Sights

zzZZAAPP! POWWW! KaBOOOOM! Beware junior scientists: you are headed for a scientific blast! Join us for a hair-raising good time! (Literally!) You'll harness heat energy and explore the properties of sound. You'll experiment with mysterious magnets, examine strange optical illusions and participate in an eye-popping demonstration of static electricity! Topics include:

  • Harnessing Heat
  • Magnetic Magic
  • Optical Illusions
  • Sonic Sounds
  • Watts-Up (5wk)
  • Lights, Color, Action (6wk)

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Fantastic Forces & Flight

In these exciting hands-on classes, you will play engineer, chemist and stunt pilot! You'll be shocked by what you learn about electricity, be blown away by experiments with air pressure, and get swept away in the excitement of working with water waves! Topics include:

  • Under Pressure
  • Fantastic Flyers
  • Super Structures
  • Che-mystery
  • "Current" Events (5wk)
  • Wacky Water (6wk)

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Sensational Science

Join us and we'll prove to you that science truly is all around us! Using Newton's color wheel, you'll actually build white light like a puzzle from its component parts! You'll learn how to make your favorite soft drink and even pick up a few magic tricks to fool your friends - all while learning about the science that makes them possible! With a little practice you'll begin to see the science in EVERYTHING! Topics include:

  • Science of Toys
  • Fun-damental Forces
  • The Science of Magic
  • Tantalizing Taste
  • Glow Show (5wk)
  • Junior Reactors (6wk)

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Mysteries of Matter 

Explore the states of matter and be amazed by awesome sound vibrations, incredible bug survival strategies and the beautiful and wonderful world of... garbage? Yuck! You'll enjoy truly electrifying hands-on activities, radical chemical reactions and you'll witness matter transform before your eyes as you handle the experiments yourself and see just how cool it can be to satisfy your scientific curiosity. Topics include:

  • Get Connected
  • Super Power Sources
  • Space Phenomena
  • Bugs!
  • Mission Nutrition (5wk)
  • Funky Forensics (6wk)

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Mad Lab

Expose the science that lurks in the shadows! Solve mysteries, transform food and capture mechanical super-powers in hands-on science experiments that change every week! Harness incredible weather energy, be a movie star and go underground for more  scientific evidence! You will become an expert and master of the science that's hiding everywhere around you! Topics include:

  • Detective Science
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Mad Science Machines
  • Movie Effects
  • Walloping Weather (5wk)
  • Earthworks (6wk)

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Robots, Energy & Bio-Beasts

High technology, high energy and a battle for world domination can barely be contained in this awesome collection of cool science! You will discover amazing things about the animals you thought you knew! You'll feel the forces of energy, the pull of gravity, and the mightiness of motion in exciting physics explorations. You'll understand surprising things about how matter combines to make something new, experiment with amazing capabilities of robots, and build a real communications network! Topics include:

  • Energy Burst
  • All About Animals
  • Radical Robots
  • Moving Motion
  • Life in the Sea (5wk)
  • Mix it Up (6wk)

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NASA: Journey into Outer Space

Mad Science brings you the excitement and wonder of space in the NASA: Journey into outer space program! Developed in cooperation with NASA, the Journey into Outer Space program takes children on a voyage of discovery. With unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, this is an experience that is truly out of this world! Topics include:

  • Atmosphere and Beyond
  • Planets and Moons
  • Space Travel
  • Space Technology
  • Sun and Stars (5wk)
  • Living in Space (6wk)

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Crazy Chemworks

Shake up a flask of science fun in the lab as a junior chemist! These classes about all things chemical are packed with cool reactions. Learn by doing with hands-on experiments using actual laboratory tools. Build up and break apart molecules! Pick up some tricks on chemical changes! Topics include:

  • Lab Works
  • pH Factor
  • Slime Time
  • Dry Ice Capades
  • Chem in a Flash (5wk)
  • Super Sticky Stuff (6wk)

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Step into the shoes of a detective and uncover the science involved in evidence collection and analysis. Become a crime sleuth, developing your skills of observation and lab techniques to make sense of crime scene evidence and figure out “Whodunit?”! 6 to 8 week programs experiment with cool spy equipment and secret techniques used to complete successful missions. Q himself would be impressed! Topics include:

  • Discover Detection
  • Sleuths on the Scene
  • Whodunit?
  • Crime Lab
  • Jr. Detectives (5wk)
  • Spy Academy (6wk)

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Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with our programs, we will do what it takes to make it right!

To find out how we can make your next after-school program a BLAST! call Mad Science today at 916-779-0390 or send us an email at


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