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After School Program Information

Mad Science of Hampton Roads presents science for kids in a fun and exciting new way! 

Whether you are coordinating after-school programming or are looking for an innovative program to offer at a community center or library, Mad Science of Hampton Roads offers a range of flexible and affordable After-School STEM Learning Labs. Our programs are designed to make science for kids fun and enjoyable.


Our Programs

  • Are curriculum correlated
  • Meet STEM objectives
  • Use trained, reliable, dynamic instructors
  • Use professional lesson plans, equipment, and materials
  • Are appropriate for children in grades 1 through 6
  • Are easy to plan and hassle free to run


Programs and Lessons Offered:


Super Senses and Beyond

Harness heat energy, explore the properties of light and color and put your taste buds to the test! Your Mad Scientists will examine curious optical illusions and create amazing sound effects! Every week offers a different hands-on topic and includes an educational take home project to continue the learning and fun at home! Topics include:


  • Optical Illusions
  • Lights...Color...Action
  • Sonic Sounds
  • Tantalizing Taste
  • Magnetic Magic
  • Harnessing Heat
  • Mission Nutrition
  • Watts Up 




NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers 

The Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery as they learn about our solar system, space technology, and the science behind flight. They will have the opportunity to build their own model rocket and learn about life as an astronaut. Topics include:

  • Living in Space
  • Space Technology
  • Planets and Moons
  • Sun and Stars
  • Rocket Science
  • Space Travel
  • Atmosphere and Beyond
  • Space Phenomena 


Secret Agent Lab

Learn what it takes to be a super spy, daring detective, or forensic scientist! From analyzing shoeprints to breaking codes to trying out some cool spy gear, the Secret Agent Lab will give students an up-close and hands-on experience with the latest technology. Topics include:

  • Discover Detection                        
  • Science of Security
  • Crime Lab
  • Sleuths on the Scene
  • Whodunit
  • Agent Undercover
  • Spy Academy
  • Junior Detectives


Sci-Tech Academy

Investigate the high-tech side of science! Students will explore how to make electricity through renewable and non-renewable energy sources, wind their way through a cell tower relay, and discover the world of robotics! Topics include:

  • Energy Burst                   
  • Mix It Up
  • Super Power Sources
  • Get Connected
  • Moving Motion
  • Radical Robots
  • All About Animals
  • Life in the Sea 


Crazy Chemworks

Students go crazy over the chance to work in the lab like a real scientist! They will learn about polymers while creating ooey-gooey slime, experience the extremes of the pH scale while creating reactions between acids and bases, and manipulate matter in all of its three states! Topics include:

  • Labworks
  • Chem in a Flash
  • pH Phactor
  • Slime Time
  • Dry Ice Capades
  • Super Sticky Stuff
  • Junior Reactors
  • Glow Show


Funky Forces

Explore the different scientific forces in the world around us! In this session, students will take a tour on the electron freeway, discover the strength behind super structures like skyscrapers, learn the science behind magic, and conjure up some tricks of their own! Topics include:

  • Under Pressure
  • "Current" Events 
  • Fantastic Fliers
  • Super Structures
  • "Fun"-damental Forces 
  • Science of Magic
  • Che-Mystery
  • Wacky Waves



Give the gift of science for kids to your little ones with our after-school programs! Call Mad Science today at (757) 502-8124 to find out how to make your next After-School Program a BLAST!

For questions, or more information contact us.

Mad Science of Hampton Roads, VA
MAD SCIENCE is the leading science enrichment provider for children in preschool through to grade 6.
1720B South Park Court
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: 757-502-8124

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