All About Our After-School Programs
Designed for kids ages 5-11
Over 100 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 toys after every class that reinforce the learning experience
Our After-School Program Themes
Science At Work
Experience Science at Work in the Mad Science crime lab, movie effects studio and toy factory. Discover science working in nature through earthquakes and storms! Make science work for you as you manipulate magnetic and electrical forces. Learn about science working in your mouth and put it to the Taste Test.
Light up your imagination as you blend and separate light, and trick your eyes with mirrors and optical illusions. Discover how to manipulate sound, harness the power of heat and static electricity. Explore food science as you practice chemistry in the kitchen and figure out how to build the perfect meal.
Learning chess helps you develop self-confidence, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Start out with learning how pieces move and capture, check and checkmate, castling and material value. Schoolhouse Chess’ unique learning method and engaging characters bring chess pieces (and personalities) to life.
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!
Feel angular momentum move you, and investigate inertia in action. Observe how the forces of flight affect airplane performance and use air pressure to levitate ping pong balls! Learn about structural engineering when you build a bridge, and electrical engineering as you build circuits.
Science Comes Alive!
! Wonder at the marvels of natural science as you explore how animals adapt to their environments, how bugs defend themselves, and how life can survive at the bottom of the sea. Discover the secrets of science’s impact on the brain through magic tricks and art. Explore chemistry as you figure out the difference between solutions and suspensions!
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!!!
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. Mad Science can accommodate program requests of 4 to 12 weeks. 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.+