Our Preschool Workshop Themes
Adventures in Air
Preschoolers learn that even though air is invisible it is all around them, all the time. They also learn that air has the power to move items and to slow them down. They experiment with a variety of items that rely on the air to help them move.
Explore the unique features of animals and the ways in which animals adapt to their environment. Students will get to identify animal sounds and make their own animal masks!
Discover what makes our creepy crawly friends unique; their fabulous flying abilities, their special eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. Experience how bugs see the world by taking home your own insect-a-vision.
Preschoolers will learn all about butterflies; where they come from, the stages of their growth, and how they eat. They even make some of their own winged critters to take home.
This workshop introduces preschoolers to the exciting world of color. They make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demonstrations are conducted to introduce students to the primary colors, as well as color mixing.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Kids are introduced to the differences between meat-eating and plant-eating animals. They have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up close and work as paleontologists, by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that engages their attention and helps them improve their scientific knowledge.
Energy & Motion
Children explore the concept of energy and how energy gets things moving in this workshop that uses toys to help explain simple energy ideas. They will take home toys called “Spring Things” that will help them remember how energy and motion are related.
Children will be introduced to our bodies in this workshop by meeting Mr. Bones and learn about muscles, our heart, how it works and other body systems. They will work with puzzles and stethoscopes.
Keep in Touch
An introduction to our sense of touch. Students will identify a variety of objects using just their touch and experiment with an innovative material to model their very own creation.
A great introduction to chemistry and the science of “mixing”. Explore what mixes and what doesn’t. Discover densities, and make volcanoes and their own Mad Science putty to take home.
Children experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands-on workshop that provides them with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take home.
Science of Music
Boom, tap, smack, cha-cha-cha! Listen to the sounds and rhythm of the science of music. Children feel, hear, and see the vibrations that help create music in this hands-on exploration.
Sea, Sand & Surf
Children explore the science of the sea and learn about what sand is made from, how shells are used by animals for protection, and what animals live in the ocean. They make their own ocean bottle to take home.
Shapes & Structures
Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes, bridges, and skyscrapers. Use teamwork to build your own super structures!
Take your class on a trip through the solar system and sign them up for the Mad Science Astronaut in Training Program, where they will learn all about the elements of space. Students will even get to take their very own mini rocket home.
Taste and Smell
Kids are introduced to their senses of smell and taste. they learn how these senses help them enjoy all of their favorite foods and scents, as well as experience those that are not as pleasant. Students create their very own scented pictures to take home.
Water is more complicated than it looks and through this exciting workshop children learn all about the different properties of water. They experiment with floating, sinking, absorption, and so much more.
Preschoolers help create a cloud in a bottle and make it rain inside. They also learn all about the water cycle and weather patterns, and design their very own windsock to take home.
Wiggly World of Worms
This workshop provides preschoolers with an opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning all about worms. They work with magnifying glasses to get an up-close look at the lives and habits of worms.