We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Our innovative programs help kids learn about science through fun hands-on programs. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and we don’t stop there. Our approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers. We encourage parents, teachers and schools to contact us to find out more about services in your community.
Mad Science of San Diego’s History
Mad Science of San Diego was founded in July 1995 by Tom Trott and Joe Farrage with a part-time staff of six instructors that taught Mad Science After School Programs at eight schools that fall. In the early years of the company, the main areas of business were After-School Programs, Workshops, Assemblies, and Camps.
With intense marketing efforts and a base of schools that provided strong references, our company has experienced tremendous growth. We now conduct programs in hundreds of schools throughout San Diego County and have over sixty full and part-time staff members. We have expanded our areas of business to include Science Nights, Science Exploration Days, Birthday Parties, Fun Stations, Preschool Programs and STAR Power Pack Workshops.
Mad Science of San Diego currently partners with the San Diego Science Alliance, American Chemical Society, Girl Scouts of America, YMCA of San Diego County and San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering.
Fun facts about Mad Science of San Diego
Students who have participated in our After School Programs: Over 150,000
Hands-on Workshops conducted: Over 12,000
Birthday Parties conducted: Over 4,000
Assemblies conducted: Over 5,000