Mad Science of NYC & Westchester

Mad Science of NYC & Westchester is a leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children through after-school programs, birthday parties, workshops, special events, and summer camps. Our innovative programs are as entertaining as they are educational!

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Our Story

Mad Science was founded in 1985 in Montreal, Canada, by two brothers, Ariel and Ron Shlien. Their hobby of conducting spectacular science experiments, to the amazement of the children in their neighborhood, grew from a passion into a thriving business. Mad Science is now a global enrichment company that brings the love of science in a unique, hands-on way to millions of children every year!

Locally, it started back in 1996 when two couples with a passion for educating children and a desire to start a business decided to open the doors of Mad Science of Westchester from a basement in New Rochelle. From these humble beginnings the organization that would evolve into Mad Science of New York City & Westchester was born.

It’s our privilege to be allowed to excite your children about science and we hope that you continue to allow us to be a part of enriching their lives.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire children through science, sparking lifelong imagination and curiosity.

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Our Vision

As the leading children’s science enrichment provider we envision a world where every year, 5 million children experience Mad Science.

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