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 projects after every class that reinforce the learning experience
Our After-School Program Themes
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.
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!
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!
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 - I'm sure we will be in contact next year.
I wanted to pass along some feedback. :) I work at Evans Park Elem and Brian was here doing an after school presentation last week. I could hear them laughing from down the hall. (A nice sound!) The kids LOVED it and were talking about it the next day. It was easy for us to implement...virtually hands free. We will have you back again and again.
Pearl River, NY
Program was excellent! Children became very aware that science is not just fancy demonstrations utilizing complicated equipment. Science is everywhere - what a great motivator!
How long are your programs (weeks and hours)?
Our standard program is held immediately after school for 60-75 minutes and typically lasts for 6 or 8 weeks. However, Mad Science can accommodate program requests of 4 to 12 weeks and we also offer enrichment classes before school in the morning and during lunch or recess. 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. A few schools use BOCES funding to cover after school workshops - our programs directly correlate to NGSS.+