The In Class Field Trip Experience

With professional lesson plans, unique equipment, and animated instructors, Mad Science programs are an ideal way to reinforce core science concepts! NC Essentials Programs focus on our local standards and are available in multiple formats.

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Here's what teachers have to say about our workshops!

My students enjoyed the Matter Matters in school field trip! They were excited and engaged.


Wake Forest, DC

We went from 68 percent of our students meeting the standard in science to 91 percent meeting the standard (explaining the impact of Mad Science workshops on his students' test scores).


Dallas, TX

James visited our school today and the children absolutely loved his workshop on forces. He kept them entertained, highly amused and engaged for the whole hour. The workshop sparked lots of interest in my year six class and provoked lots of understanding and thinking. I would highly recommend Mad Science! Thanks very much!


Manchester, UK


Does everyone always take something home from a program?

That is your choice! A take-home activity is part of every program. Most of the time, the item is built during the program. In some programs, the activity requires no assembly and will be given to the children at the end of the program. Many topics have a no take home discount.


How long in advance do I need to book?

We recommend 4-6 weeks before your event date. If you are going to be using our Teacher Resource Guide to complement the program, allow a little extra time to go over the pre-events with your class before the actual program.


For what ages are Mad Science programs appropriate?

Our in class field trips are grade specific. Ages 3-6 are best for preschool workshops and ages 5-12 for elementary-level workshops.


Where are the programs held?

Wherever your kids are! We come to you, whether it's your classroom, your library, you child development center, a local park, or your home.


What kind of space do you need?

We need enough space for kids to work comfortably without being disturbed. Since many activities are done as small groups, tables or floor space tends to work better than desks. Depending on the topic being offered, we may also need access to water, electricity, or a room that can be darkened.


Do you conduct programs in my area?

Mad Science covers the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. A travel charge may apply outside of these areas.


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