- $13 for two kids’ science activities at The Big E ($27 value)
From Friday, September 12, to Sunday, September 28, the enthusiastic science fans from Mad Science of Western New England will staff a tent at The Big E fair and exposition, where kids learn about chemistry, paleontology, biology, and geology. Kids—each of whom get to take-home the fruits of their labors—can choose any two of the following activities, all aimed at young scientists aged four and up:
Making polymer slime, globules, crystals, and instant snow
Digging for fossils or shark teeth
Sluicing for gemstones
Finding pearls in real oysters and setting them in jewelry
To enter the event, participants must have tickets to The Big E itself. See here for ticket prices.
Beginning with two brothers, a neighborhood full of spectators, and a helium-neon laser, Mad Science today deploys entertaining educators around the world to inject hands-on science programs with an element of fun. Nearly five million children annually enjoy accessible lessons, which may take the form of a weeklong summer day program or a birthday party that explains the physics of the Earth's revolution around the guest of honor. Schools host afterschool programs every year, which may include a NASA-approved astronomy series, a Rube Goldbergian introduction to simple machines, or an exploration into the science of toys. Living up to their promise of melding education and entertainment, Mad Science's experts have teamed up with scientists of screens large and small to produce live stage shows such as Star Trek Live, CSI: Live, and Movie Magic.