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The organization that brought Mad Science® to Long Island in 2003, has evolved and grown to become the Long Island STEAM Group, the premiere Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math enrichment and entertainment provider in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Since its inception, Mad Science® of Long Island has offered the best in entertainment and science enrichment programs for children in grades Pre-K to 6. In 2012, Schoolhouse Chess™ was introduced to include the critical thinking skills that chess brings to children. Later, in 2015, Brixology engineering programs were added to its repertoire. Most recently, in 2017, it expanded to incorporate the “A” for Arts in STEAM by partnering with Crayola® to create Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™.
Now, operating as the Long Island STEAM Group, it offers a convenient one-stop-shop for all STEAM entertainment-based education, while maintaining the same level of quality and professionalism each individual brand has always represented.
We believe that fostering a love for science, technology, engineering, and math at a young age will give children the confidence they need to excel in these fields. For more than 30 years, Mad Science has focused on designing and testing experiments and activities that resonate with kids, allowing us to provide innovative, hands-on children's science programs to our communities.
We provide the creative spark and let children's imaginations do the rest. We combine art with real-world problem solving activities for a one-of-a-kind experience. The creative environment allows kids to use their ingenuity in new ways and fosters the development of important life skills.
Brought to you by Mad Science, kids get to use LEGO bricks and build a different engineering-themed project in each class. They explore different engineering fields including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering. They use critical thinking and creative problem-solving to test and improve their creations.
Using the same philosophy as Mad Science, Schoolhouse Chess makes learning chess fun for after-school enrichment! We teach chess with fun characters and stories that are woven into a logical, step-by-step curriculum that begins with the basic rules and extends through advanced strategies and tactics!
Mad Science of Long Island has birthday parties down to a science! Our one-of-a-kind birthday parties are perfect for children from ages 3-12! With several high-energy and engaging party themes to choose from, you can throw a party your child will never forget. The birthday child will get lots of special attention from the Mad Scientist and the birthday friends will get to be called up to participate in different experiments! Want even more science? We also have super cool grand finales like a rocket launch, bubbling potions, and cotton candy! We also have stylish lab coats and fun-filled goodie bags you can give out. We bring the party to you, so our no-stress, no-mess parties are bound to be a hit!
Children can enjoy weekly half-day and full-day STEAM programs while sparking their imaginative learning while school is out! Long Island STEAM Group’s Mad Science®, Brixology, and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™ camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery, exploration, and hands-on activities. They are truly unique experiences that include all of the fun and excitement you come to expect from us, including our phenomenal take-homes!
Children will design, create, build, and assemble a variety of interesting projects and will take at least one project home every day. All robotic camps also include a fully functioning robot as a take-home on the last day. Children have so much fun, they'll forget they are leaning! There are so many choices, you will surely find something that will excite and interest your child!
This program features fun-filled, hands-on, secret agent-themed science activities that allow kids to play detective, explore forensic science, sharpen their surveillance skills, and crack encrypted messages. Kids become super sleuths!
Explore the fields of robotics and chemistry in this incredible hands-on full-day camp. Learn the amazing things robots can do with the help of simple machines. Perform chemistry experiments while learning the difference between physical and chemical changes. Campers take home awesome daily science projects and complete a robot throughout the week that they keep!
Join us for a camp that is all about robots! In this fun-filled week of camp, learn about some advanced robots in our world today. Experiment with sound sensing, line-tracking, and programmable robots. Put your robotic knowledge to the test. Use your skills to build your very own working Robotic Arm that you will take home with you at the end of the week.
Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! In this camp learn about the uses of robots in our world, discover the science of circuits and how robots use their components to explore and react to what is around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot that you will take home at the end of the week!
Science and engineering go hand-in-hand as our campers discover what machines and nature have in common. Campers will build various structures like bridges and domes, and run a crazy obstacle course with the help of simple machines. Learn the Fun-damental Forces that affect motion. Check out motion on the Molecular level and see how motion pictures work.
Discover the frontiers of space with this hands-on camp! Campers explore our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system! Comets, planets, stars, and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!
Using LEGO® bricks, kids build a different engineering-themed project in each class. They explore different engineering fields, including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering. They use critical thinking, and creative problem-solving to test and improve their creations.
Explore the fundamentals of aerodynamics in this hands-on program about how things fly. From the principles of flight to building airplanes, testing them in wind tunnels, to hovercraft and balloon copter building, children will understand how different types of aircraft work. Kids take home a rubber band powered airplane, paper airplane designs, balloon copters, boomerangs, and mini frisbees!
Campers will learn real lab techniques and safety procedures, and use these throughout the week to mix crazy concoctions and chemical combinations. Experiment with super-sticky-stuff, explore glow-in-the-dark technology, mix potions, make slime, and grow crystals! Each camper takes home a full set of Mad Science lab gear!
Children will go on an at expedition in this half-day camp! Let the wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom inspire their empathy, curiosity, and creativity. They will get to learn about lions, elephants, sharks, and more! They will find out how wildlife conservationists are working to protect species around the globe. Campers get to experiment with a variety of art techniques, and use Crayola products to create animal-inspired art projects, from frog paintings to polar bear sculptures! They will let their creativity run wild and bring their handiwork home to build a menagerie of animal-themed masterpieces.
Kids will take journey to the furthest reaches of the Imagination! Children will learn about the rainforest, Mars, futuristic cities, and more! They will use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments. They will experiment with Crayola® products applying art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. Any of these sessions expose children to discover design careers like graphic design, universal design, urban design, and product design.
Campers will embark on an around- the-world cultural adventure and create a globally-inspired art gallery. Children will explore far-off places and learn about the people who live there, while trying art techniques developed by local artists and artisans and experimenting with Crayola® products. They will bring their unique creations home, such as Polynesian masks, Chinese drums, Russian jeweled eggs, and more!
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