Our Make-and-Take Fun Station Themes
Energy Burst Station
Explore potential and kinetic energy. Experiment with different devices for storing and releasing energy including several projectile launchers. Take home an energy storage spring gadget.
Learn about the structure of polymers and discover the ooey gooey origins of plastic. Kids make their own slippery slime to take home!
Sonic Sounds Station
Experiment with sound and sound waves. Learn how sound travels differently through solids, liquids, and gases. Turn up the bass and watch "magic mud" dance on a speaker. Speak into a microphone and change your voice into Darth Vader or into a chipmunk. Make a sound effect amplifier device to take home.
Bouncy Ball Factory
Ever wonder how bouncy balls are made? What makes them bounce so high? Kids join us in the bouncy ball factory and transform special crystals into real bouncy balls that can bounce all the way home.
Panning for Gems
Pan for gems in the Mad Science mining sluice. Try and identify the mineral specimens. Take home what you find for further study.
Break Open a Geode
Geodes are hollow formations that formed millions of years ago in specific types of rock. The Mad Science instructor will help you safely crack open a geode to reveal the crystals that have grown inside and you can take them home!
"Do UV What I See" Station
Discover the mysteries of invisible light while experimenting with ultra violet light. See what objects will fluoresce under UV. Learn about the sun's harmful rays as you make your own UV light detector bracelet or key chain. (In sunlight you will see awesome color changes that detect UV radiation.)
Explore the difference between mass and density. Build a density stacker, and see where different objects float. Try and guess by feel what gases are in different balloons, even if they are all the same size. Guess which objects are heavier, even if they are different in size. Take home a mini-density stacker.
Kitchen Chemistry (Cotton Candy)
Have you been to the carnival with your family lately? Ever wonder how that fluffy cotton candy is made? Kids taste the science behind the magical transformation of solid sugar crystals into spun floss. Yummy!