Mad Science brings fun engaging science programs right to your camp or daycare! Our in-class field trips are ideal for children from from preschool through sixth grade.
With over 70 different unique classes to choose from we are sure to have something that meets your needs. View our most popular programs below, or click HERE for a complete list of topics.
All About Animals What do animals have in common? Let’s use classification to find out. Students will have the opportunity to explore the ways animals have adapted to protect themselves from predators, including camouflage. We’ll all become animal detectives when we investigate various animal tracks and more!
Bubbling Potions Find out what a real Mad Scientist has inside those beakers and flasks! Learn the secret behind dry ice as we explore carbon dioxide, sublimation, and the three states of matter. This workshop is guaranteed to be a gas!
Bugs Creepy crawly critters are everywhere in our day to day lives... We explore how they walk, how they see, how many legs they have, and even the unique shapes to their bodies. What do these little creatures eat and how do they survive in a world of giants?
Dinosaurs Future paleontologists will discover the unique science of excavating fossils. We'll study our dinosaur friends as we learn about fossilization, carnivores, herbivores, and many other “Jurassic” explorations.
Dry Ice Capades Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home!
Earthworks Discover your planet! Learn about geodes, the chemistry of crystal formation, and metamorphic geology. Unlock the mysteries of Earth’s composition and specific geological processes. Explore the atmosphere’s relationship with our planet and make your own sedimentary stacker!
Harnessing Heat Participants will observe a special Mad Science heat sheet and see an underwater volcano erupt. We’ll change the states of matter and cap off this workshop with a taste bud pleasing demonstration of heat at work, transforming solid sugar crystal into cotton candy!
Matter of Fact Take a closer look at the three states of matter and molecules... the nuts and bolts of the universe. We’ll build, touch, and explore molecules. Each child will create their own wacky-wild molecular concoctions.
Space Travel Discover the dynamics of rocket flight. Touch and feel our model rockets while learning HOW and WHY they fly. Take part in a NASA style launching of model rockets, that soar into the air and then return to Earth by parachute.
Slime Time Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime
Che-Mystery Explore the world of physical and chemical change. Eliminate the mystery in chemistry! Explore one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences as you learn how to handle lab ware while you grow a crazy crystal garden and concoct your own “chemical” soda pop!
Detective Science Discover how science is used to solve real crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exploration into the fundamentals of forensics. Become a science sleuth as we discover how police use chemistry, and the five senses to “clue in” at a crime scene…so much fun, it’s criminal!
Energy Burst The challenging topics of kinetic and potential energy will be explored in a very entertaining way as we explore the principles behind the energy of motion using some common and beloved toys.
Lab Works This class provides a great introduction to how a lab works! Learn to manipulate laboratory equipment at your personal lab bench, and take home your very own Graduated Gear to continue your research!
Lights... Color... Action Uncover the hidden components in ordinary light, build a Newton color wheel, or make a chromatography bookmark to prove it. Learn about how our eyes see color and what our favorite colors are actually made of. Discover black lights and dance to the stroboscope. This program promises to be enlightening!
Magnificent Magnets Experience the pull of magnetism! Ever been an atom in a magnet? Don’t be repelled! Visit the North and South Poles and frolic in invisible fields. Build magnificent magnet chains and play with some of the wildest forces in the universe!
pH pHactor Slide down the colorful pH scale and dip into the world of acids and bases! Explore pH extremes with a Reaction Tube that is sure-to-be a popping experience! Discover whether liquids found in your home are acids or bases.
Space Travel Discover the dynamics of rocket flight. Touch and feel our model rockets while learning HOW and WHY they fly. Take part in a NASA style launching of model rockets that soar into the air and then return to Earth by parachute.
Science of Magic Magic? No -- it’s science! Find out the secrets of Houdini! You’ll learn the secrets behind famous magic tricks that you can recreate for yourself! Even create your own magic trick to play on your family.
Super Sticky Stuff Stick it to the walls and push the power of tape to the limits in this adhesive hour on things that cling! Build a bond with glue and get attached to Professor Beakerdude!
Butterflies This engaging class explores butterflies and where they live. Students will discover how butterflies eat by collecting nectar. Everyone will even make a model butterfly of their own to take home during this workshop!
Color Introduce your preschoolers to the exciting world of colors. Who is Roy G. Biv and why is he important? How are rainbows made? What are the primary colors? Answer these questions and more, plus get to take home your own rainbow maker!!
Eye to Eye Did you know your eyes sometimes play tricks on you? We explore how we see things by using magnifying glasses, kaleidoscopes, and telescopes. You'll never LOOK at your eyes the same way again!
Fluttering Birds Take a close look at birds. Learn about what they eat, how they communicate, and what their eggs look like. See how a bird can use it's beak as a tool. Every child will get their own bird warble whistle to take home.
Human Body What keeps your body together and moving? Your bones and muscles. See how your muscles move and put together your own skeleton! Pretend to be a blood cell traveling through an artery and follow its path through the body.
Keep in Touch Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you couldn't see? Could you figure out what something was just by touching it? Find out how important your sense of touch is in this class using only your hands.
Lights On Have you ever looked behind you on a sunny day? What do you see? Your shadow! Shadows are really hard to catch, but watch us catch it for just a minute in this class. Plus, find out the mystery behind white light!
Listen Closely Using your sense of sound try to figure out what's inside our mystery eggs. Learn how special effect sounds are made for the movies and even try some on your own. Finally, we will make our own band and learn how sound, pitch, and volume affect music.
Look Closely Children will discover the world through the use of mirrors, microscopes, and magnifying glasses. They will learn about reflection and symmetry and use hand held microscopes to observe objects closely.
Mad Mixtures Be a real Mad Scientist and concoct a crazy explosion. Watch colors explode before your very eyes. Make a color mixer to take home with you.
Magnetic Attraction Learn about the invisible force that surrounds a magnet, the magnetic field. Find out what kinds of materials are attracted or repelled by magnets. Make your own refrigerator magnet to take home.
Science of Music How is sound created? By vibration! Test your vibrating vocal cords when we learn about volume. Turn the classroom into a real rockin' band and make your own jingle bracelet to take home.
Worms What is it like to be a worm? Learn how worms move, eat, breathe, and much more. What is compost and how does it relate to worms? Learn all this and continue the experience by making a terrarium to take home.