For today’s side deal, $90 gets your child one week of summer camp at Mad Science of Hampton Roads (a $140 value). There are four different camp themes from which to choose, catering to a wide variety of curious minds. Mad Science encourages scientific exploration for grades one through six to discover forensic sciences, learn detective skills, build rockets, and conduct chemistry experiments. This Groupon can be redeemed at either the General Booth Boulevard, Great Neck Road, or Cedar Road location. You must register for camp by June 15.
Each camp on the summer schedule (not valid for those marked "partner camp") lasts from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is made up of small groups of 20 or less, ensuring every camper receives lots of attention. The Crazy Chemworks camp allows campers to engage in lab experiments like Slime Time, where children create a safe, gooey slime to use and compete with in Slime Olympics. NASA: Journey into Outer Space camp teaches kids about our atmosphere, the solar system, space travel, and participation in building and launching a rocket. For the sly little guy or gal, Super Sleuths camp creates cases for Sherlock juniors to crack through the use of evidence-gathering skills and spy equipment. Forensic fanatics will enjoy Camp Whodunit?, which focuses on the science of forensics used at crime scenes and different methods for solving crimes.
This Groupon is only valid for camps in June or July. Campers must be at least six years old.
- Not only do they know their stuff on the back end, they can rock a crowd -- they get them laughing, get them asking questions, get them participating, and get them thinking. – HamptonRoads.com
- All programs, offered from the Peninsula to the Southside, feature either entertaining education or educational entertainment with three golden rules: listen, don't touch and have fun. – Sandra J. Pennecke, Virginian-Pilot
Mad Science’s highly trained instructors strive to ignite scientific curiosity in young learners, eschewing dry lectures for engaging hands-on activities, experiments, and games. Their professional, age-appropriate syllabi—which meet national- and state-science-curriculum standards—broaden educational horizons during afterschool programs, in-class workshops, summer camps, and preschool programs, cleverly disguising the fundamentals of scientific exploration within interactive experiments. As the junior scientists get down to business with oodles of hands-on experiments, the instructors teach them the safe and proper use of their equipment. Mad Science also hosts special events and birthday parties—which earned it the Parents Connect Parents' Picks 2009 Best Party Entertainer award—that open little eyes to scientific concepts with on-location experiments, hovercraft rides, or a freshly cloned woolly mammoth.