All About Our After-School Programs
Designed for kids in grades K - 6th
Over 48 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 activities after every class that reinforce the learning experience
Our After-School Program Themes
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!
Encounter science that’s all around us! Discover animals— above and below water! Feel the force of energy and the might of motion in exciting physics explorations. Explore alternative energy sources, venture into the world of robotics, shake up a mixture, and experiment with telecommunication!
Excite your senses with a Mad Scientist and some electrifying laboratory experiments. Learn about electricity and make thunder and lightning indoors with our electro-static generator. What you see is not always what you get with our eye-popping optical illusions. Discover the wonders of color!
NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers
NASA and Mad Science collaborate to educate the next generation! Children go on a voyage of discovery with unique hands-on activities, and amazing demonstrations that explore the sun and stars, space technology, rocket science, the atmosphere, planets and moons, and more!
Investigate all about bugs and how they can be helpful to our environment. Become a Mad Science detective as you discover how forensic science plays a central role in solving crimes. Learn about simple machines as you build your own rubber band powered car. Be a special effects expert and more!
Have fun with physics and Mad Science! Fly through flight and discover the four forces that affect flight. Make and test plane designs to see these forces in action. Act like junior architects and engineers! Test out shapes for strength and build a bridge. Create a whirlwind and much more!
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!!!
Program was excellent! Children became very aware that science is not just fancy demonstrations utilizing complicated equipment. Science is everywhere - what a great motivator!
West New Jersey, NJ
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.
How long are your programs (weeks and hours)?
Our standard program is held immediately after school for 1 hour and typically lasts for 6 to 8 weeks. However, 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, other organization, or districts themselves may opt to pay part or all of the students' enrollment.+
What grade levels is this for?
Programs are designed for grades K-6th. The nature of our programs allows for grade levels to participate in the program together.+
What is your minimum and maximum enrollment?
Typically, our minimum is 10 and our maximum is 20.+
Who teachers your programs?
We recruit outgoing, energetic individuals who have experience working with groups of elementary-aged children. Instructors undergo background checks.+
What does a typical class look like?
Each week we explore a new topic! Classes consists of 2-3 inquiry-based discussions, 2-3 science demonstrations, 2-3 hands-on activities and a cool take-home project that aligns with the topic of the week.+
How does registration work?
Mad Science can provide your school with colorful registration forms. You can choose to collect the registration forms at your school, or Mad Science can handle the registrations through our online system.+
What does the school need to provide?
The school needs to provide a class area with tables and chairs. The school will also need to distribute the registration information to parents.+