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 Do you want an interactive, fun way to promote reading at your library this summer? Are you looking for a quality program to do so? Well, every year Mad Science of Maine develops a customized, interactive show for the Collaborative Summer Library Program. We are very pleased to announce our "3, 2, 1...Blast Off" show which correlates with this year's "A Universe of Stories" theme. Our "3, 2, 1...Blast Off" Blast off into your Summer Reading Program with our Mad Science Space Traveler and get your youth excited about reading, while embarking on a universal journey at the same time!  We offer many programs to libraries throughout the year and we are your synergistic partner in enrichment. Our shows offer an originative way to ignite the imagination of young readers and can be used to kick off, support, and celebrate your summer reading theme. Let us work together this year to explore and enrich the minds of those who are our future, our children.



Explore Space as we embark on an out-of-this-world galactic expedition!  From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this stellar space show will send your young readers to the Moon!  Launch into the excitement of Earth, Mars, the moon and beyond as we scale the solar system in a life size interactive demonstration.  Examine life in space as we challenge your interplanetary voyagers in Mission: Spacewalk!  Help us analyze the atmosphere and zero gravity with an awesome bell jar experiment.  Continue the journey with a combustion reaction that reinforces the nightly marvel known as a shooting star.  And, if that is not enough, prepare for liftoff with a miniature rocket launch!  Leave your learners astronomically awe-struck with 3, 2, 1…Blast Off!

(Please note there are several other Show Topics to choose from if your Library is not following the Collaborative Summer Library Program.) 



1. Engagement - Our shows always include kid volunteers for each experiment.

2. Age Appropriate - Children from kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to view experiments. Each presentation is tailored to the age of children present. Within Mad Science programming, we use open-ended science activities that involve children at a wide range of developmental levels. Science leaves children and adults alike in a state of awe.

3. Highly Interactive - Fascinating science demonstrations, music, cool equipment, and a Mad Scientist that dynamically interacts with your audience.

4. Action Packed - Shows ranging from 30-60 minutes. We call them IMPACT shows for a reason!

5. Adaptable - Presentations can be adapted to any size group.

6. Affordable - We are in this for the children, and to simply pay the bills!

7. Hassle-FreeWe supply all of the necessary materials and equipment. We just need a table and adequate space.

8. We have an experiment corner and YouTube Page that has video experiments available.

9. Pricing - This year's 2019 Library Show is $350 per show. Travel fees vary depending on location.



  Our Programs mix cool science themes, interactive experiments, music, innovation,  custom made equipment, and open-ended storytelling. They are designed using a unique fusion of education, entertainment, and fun! Additionally, we bring immense experience as practiced enrichment providers. We have been presenting high-quality enrichment programs to Maine children for 18 years. On a monthly basis, we serve approximately 1600 Maine children through our diverse range of programming and in the summer that number doubles. We are well know in most Maine communities, servicing all the way up to Presque Isle down to Kittery. Our high energy, exciting performances will inspire the inner scientist in all who participate. Our curriculum is developed by a professional team of scientists and educators and is updated annually to ensure the highest quality. All shows are brought to life by professional Mad Scientists who are experts at making learning fun.  Click here to read more about our Mad Scientists. We have all the ingredients to make a HUGE impact at your Library. 


There are many benefits to partnering with Mad Science of Maine. Our programs are designed to spark the imagination of all students, not just those that have a general interest in science. The reason why we reach a broad scope of children is quite simple, we make learning FUN! With our interactive reading Impact Shows, we encourage young minds to mine the library this summer to read books that will keep them digging for more knowledge. And of course, we turn kids onto science. Science not only increases language and literacy, but it also responds to children’s need to learn about the world around them. Mad Science offers new ways of considering familiar objects and events and provides a meaningful context to introduce new vocabulary and science concepts to children. Moreover, we are complementary partners in the STEM education effort and offer many programs to excite youth about STEM topics and careers.  


 We have served many Maine Libraries throughout the years. For the 2018 Summer Reading Program alone, we teamed up with over 40 libraries in Maine and New Hampshire to present our Impact Show. Check out some testimonials from your fellow Librarians.


"Belgrade Public Library hosted the Fizz Pop Boom program as part of our Summer Reading program. "Marvin Molecule" was fantastic! He kept the kids engaged, entertained, and very involved while maintaining great crowd control. There were explosions and chemical reactions, gooey worms created from liquid, rockets, and so much more. Kids answered questions and were so excited to become Assistant Mad Scientists that they learned without realizing it! Plus the parents were thrilled! Highly recommended. Thanks for a GREAT program!"               -Janet, Belgrade, ME

"We were thrilled with the Mad Science show we booked to kick off the summer reading program at Harrison Village Library! It was informative, entertaining, and gave kids a chance to be part of the show. Three cheers for Lightning Lucy and Mad Science!"  -Kathleen Kramer, Harrison, ME, 

"For the third year in a row Mad Science has been the finale for our Summer Reading Program. Each year the children are thrilled to see science in action here at the library. Even the adults get caught up in the excitement of the experiments! I look forward to next year's show here at Denmark Public library." 
-Robin Gosbee, Denmark, ME 

Mad Science is a Blast! The Mad Scientist who visited our Library whipped up a lab in no time, and before we knew it we had lightning bolts sizzling, strange chemicals turning colors, even great big jets of fire and more! It was some amazing science, and our Mad Scientist was equally as amazing with a large crowd of children, picking volunteer scientists to help with experiments and putting on a show that kept everyone riveted! If you have a chance to watch Mad Science, we highly recommend it! -Will Brown, Children’s Librarian, Falmouth Memorial Library  

"We just had a Mad Science event for our Summer Reading Program. It was one of the best programs we've ever had at our library, hands-down. "Lightning Lucy" was phenomenal, and the kids were completely thrilled with the program. It was educational, exciting, fun...just perfect. Thank you!" -Jenny Kelley, Kittery, ME

"Rockport Public Library hosted Mad Science Spook-tacular program and we have to say it was Spec-tacular. "Lightning Lucy" was very engaging and incorporated lots of audience participation. Thank you for a wonderful program!" -Kim, Rockport, ME


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