- All About Mad Science®Our mission is to inspire children to imagine themselves as the scientists of the future, on a scale that makes a difference.
30 Years Experience
For more than thirty years Mad Science have been the world’s market leaders in the Scientific Enrichment industry, providing hands-on, science-based programs and activities geared towards children aged 3-12.
Our story began in Canada with two brothers Ron and Ariel, who began performing science shows at home for their friends and family. Driven to bring their own excitement of science to the masses, the idea for Mad Science was born. We now operate in 158 locations across 28 countries worldwide and reach over 6 million children each year!
Mad Science in the UK
Mad Science opened its first UK office in 2005 and has since grown to cover the majority of England and South Wales.
In 2016 over 31 thousand UK children took part in a Mad Science After School Club, and nearly half a million children saw a free Mad Science School Assembly!
Now our first generation of young adults who were inspired by Mad Science as children are starting to emerge. We even have one or two who are working as Mad Science instructors!
Science is for everyone
Within Mad Science we passionately believe that Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning should be appealing and accessible to every child, regardless of their background. We’re working hard to bring what we do best to as many UK children as possible.
We are extremely proud to say that in 2016 48% of the 31 thousand children in our UK After School Clubs were girls. Of course this doesn’t surprise us since 74% of our instructors are also female, and act as excellent role models for women in science!
What makes Mad Science different?
Home science experiments have become easily accessible on the internet, so what makes Mad Science different?
Our programs are all about inspiring children by letting them get hands-on and up close with our exciting experiments and equipment. Safety is always our top priority, and this includes risk assessing all of our activities. With a whopping 30 years of experience behind us you can trust that we are a safe provider.
Our team of presenters are not only wild about science, they are also brilliant at managing, entertaining and engaging groups of children. This is an aspect that we know is absolutely essential to running an enjoyable and successful program.
Research and Development
We know that scientific literacy is vital for children in our environment of fast paced tech development. Critical thinking and reasoning are essential skills for all children and Mad Science are proud to play a part in equipping them for their future careers.
Our in-house Research & Development team have designed over 200 hours of curriculum-aligned innovative programs and lesson plans. We’ve also developed a partnership with NASA to enrich our world-leading Space program content.
Children will never see the same thing twice when they come to a Mad Science program. We’re as excited about science as they are, and we really know what works to spark our junior scientist’s imaginations and curiosity.
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