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 toys after every class that reinforce the learning experience
Our After-School Program Themes
We cover 6 topics during this 6week program: chemistry, electricity, natural forces, the science behind magic, and air pressure. The kids will sit in awe as they mix chemicals, put together circuits, defy gravity, and so much more! The educational take homes will have them continuing to wonder at the science all around them!
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!
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!
We are CRAZY for science! In a good way, of course... We cover a different topic each of the 6 weeks, but the program is bound together in that it's all about the senses. How light travels, the interaction of electricity and magnetism, the inventive process, and so much more are covered in this 6 week session.
We cover a different topic each week:etymology, forensics, geology, science of film, cience of toys, and meteorology. We cover just enough of each one of these topics to get the kids interested in learning more. They take away some fun learning experiences as well as new vocabulary.
There's so much coding going on these days and computer engineering is definitely a path to the future! Kids get to program their robot through a maze. They can then toggle back and forth between pressing the keys and seeing the written code. The more advanced they get, they can even make a maze up for their friends to guide the robot through! Teaches coding skills in a fun way!
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.
Here's what schools have to say about our after-school programs!
We are very interested in having you all back as often as possible. Our students and families really LOVE your program.
Deborah Candler, Principal
Salt Lake City, UT
My kids LOVE this program! It’s very hands on, and they love bringing home something each week and showing us what they learned about! Highly recommend!
Pleasant Grove, UT
I love this program because after each class my son comes home with something new exciting to tell us, we love that he’s so engaged in it and new vocabulary he has learned.
American Fork, UT
How long are your programs (weeks and hours)?
Our standard program starts 5 minutes after the bell rings (to allow for movement to the room but not so much that the kids linger) for 1 hour and typically lasts for 6 weeks. We will be happy to discuss any atypical scheduling needs. Just call 801 292 8646.+
Who pays for an after-school program?
Typically, after-school programs are paid for by parents through registration on our website. In some cases, a PTO or other organization may opt to pay part or all of the students' enrollment. It all depends on your school.+
What does the school need to provide?
Once the school and Mad Science have finalized the dates, the school will need to provide us an area to hold the program in. We have worked in classrooms, cafeterias, etc. Together we will decide how the school wants to dispense information about the program. We are happy to make up a flier that can ether be emailed or handed out.+
How much does a Mad Science 6 week program cost?
For each child, the Mad Science program will cost $72 plus whatever facility fee the school or district charges.+