Mad Science of Maine has been providing exceptional educational opportunities to students for 14 years in Maine. We have a professionally developed curriculum, employ only the best instructional methods, use top notch equipment, and provide resources to HomeSchool groups across that state. We have a diverse range of science topics and hundreds of hours of programming. We can customize any of our programs for HomeSchool groups. You can choose from the following program areas.
Are you looking for homeschool science labs? We can offer hands-on science programs as part of your afterschool or home school programming this year! During our programs, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions, and build take home projects. Children build model rockets, periscopes, catapults, circuits, magnet labs, space copters, robots, and more! Our programs are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as electricity, magnetism, optics, robotics, energy, technology, engineering, biology, and much more. Click here to read more about our topics being offered for the 2016-2017 school year. In addition to these programs, we can offer pre and post enrichment materials for additional science enrichment outside of the Mad Science class. Click here for a sample of our pre and post materials. Please note if your HomeSchool Group hosts a program, there are child involvement requirements. We will do our best to structure a format that works with your desired outcomes. This program works best when collaborating with other groups or multiple parents.
Pricing Options: Pricing will vary depending on the desired program structure. The average price ranges from $10-$15 per child per one hour class. The cost may change depending on the program location and topic. Fill out our online request form to start the process of bringing more science enrichment to your HomeSchool Group. Or call our Program Director, Taryn Friedman at 878-2222 for additional inquiries.
Mad Science offers science enrichment workshops for Homeschool organizations. We can take our workshops on the road to your location or any community location of your choice. If scheduled in advance, there are options to use our Science Lab in South Portland. View our "Workshop Program Page" for a complete list of workshops available for home school education in the state of Maine. All of our Workshops are correlated to state and national science standards and use the inquiry based instructional method.
Pricing: Workshops are $10-$14 per child for each individual class and are appropriate for grades K to 6. Travel Fees may apply.
We offer a full range of educational services for your Special Event. Everything from educational to entertaining, we have got you covered. We can do large scale professional science shows for audiences of 300 or hands-on booths for dozens of children at your party or special event. We are often booked for graduations, end of the year parties, fundraisers, meetings, and more. Read more about these programs by visiting our Special Events webpage.
Pricing: Prices for Events vary. Shows start at $300 and booth prices vary. Travel Fees may apply.
As much as your kids will tell you they can't wait for summer, the words "I'm bored," inevitably cross their lips – sometimes sooner than you think! While children do enjoy the freedom that comes with the summer months, they still need to have a little structure to their fun. Let us help you with that! Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us. Learn more about our camps by visiting our webpage. We also offer Vacation Camps during February and April Vacation. Our February Camp is located in Portland and our April Vacation Camp is also offered in Portland and Bath. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in hosting a Mad Science Enrichment Camp in your location.
Pricing: Early Bird Pricing- $199-$225/Regular Pricing- $225-$275. Pricing varies by topics and camp location. Locations further from Portland tend to be slightly higher due to travel expenses.