Mad Science of Greater Kalamazoo

Mad Science of Greater Kalamazoo Mad Science offers fun hands on science for preK to 5th grade Mad Science parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows that come to you or can be held in our NEW Kalamazoo Lab.

Our no-mess, hassle-free parties typically last one hour, with the option of special add-ons, like cotton candy-making, bubbling potions and rocket launches. Children will discover objects that float through columns of air, marvel at the mystery of fireworks, see the power of static and be amazed by green-glowing water!

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Can you name four materials, considered almost as valuable as gems, and frequently used as jewelry, that come from plants and animals?


Did you know? Although Polar Bears have white, fluffy fur, their skin is actually black.


Did you know? Born in 1809, Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who developed the idea of natural selection and changed the way we think about evolution.


The answer to yesterday's trivia question: Earth is located in the MILKY WAY galaxy.


It's trivia time!

Earth is located in which galaxy?

Post your answers and check back tomorrow for the answer!


Did you know? Because of the unusual shape of their legs, kangaroos and emus struggle to walk backwards.


Did you know? Humans get a little taller in space because there is no gravity pulling down on them.


Trivia question: What is the name of the element with the chemical symbol 'He'?

Answer: Helium


And lastly: It's trivia time!

What is the name of the element with the chemical symbol ‘He’?

Check back tomorrow for the answer!


Did you know?

Nuclear power provides around 14% of the world’s electricity.


Did you know?

Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!


Did you know? Scientifically speaking, pumpkins are a fruit (they contain seeds) but when it comes to cooking, they are often referred to as vegetables.


The answer to yesterday's trivia question: A proton has a POSITIVE charge.


A proton has what type of charge?

A. Sometimes positive, Sometimes negative
B. Positive
C. Neutral
D. Negative

Post your guesses in the Comments! Come back tomorrow for the answer.


Did you know? Often formed under intense pressure over time, a crystal is made up of molecules or atoms that are repeated in a three dimensional repeating pattern. Quartz is a well known example of a crystal.


It's trivia time!! True or False: Ammonia is an acid. Post your guesses in the comments and come back tomorrow for the answer!


Born on this day in 1832 was American civil engineer and architect William Le Baron Jenney, whose technical innovations were of primary importance during the development of the skyscraper. During the Civil War, Jenney served as an engineering officer. By 1868, he was a practicing architect. Jenney also made a name for himself as a town planner. His greatest fame, however, came from his commercial buildings. The Home Insurance Building he designed in Chicago was one of the first to use a metal skeleton for support, which later became the standard for American skyscraper design.


The answer to yesterday's trivia question: The country with the most tornadoes is the US. This is mostly due to geography and the size of the country.


Which country experiences the most tornadoes? Post your guesses and come back tomorrow for the answer.


Did you know? Snowflakes get smaller as the temperature drops.


The answer to yesterday's trivia question: Sharks have zero bones. Their skeletons are made of cartilage.


How many bones do sharks have in their bodies? Post your guesses in the comments and come back tomorrow for the answer!


Born on this day in 1843, was British-born entomologist Charles Valentine Riley, who pioneered the scientific study of insects for their economic impact on agriculture. Riley was a keen observer or relationships in nature and enhanced his written observations with drawings. After studying the cottony cushion scale, an insect that was destroying citrus crops in California, Riley introduced, in 1888, a natural enemy of the scale, the Vedalia cardinalis beetle, brought over from Australia. The effectiveness of this Australian beetle in reducing populations of the cottony cushion scale prompted others to study the biological control of pests. Riley also helped establish the Division of Entomology in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


The answer to yesterday's trivia: The two main metals in the Earth's core are iron and nickel.


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What are the two main metals in the Earth's core? Post you guesses in the comments and come back tomorrow for the answer!


Did you know? It's possible for a shark to detect a fish's heartbeat before it attacks.


Born on this day in 1857 was American manufacturer Milton Hershey, who founded the Hershey Chocolate Corporation. As a young man, Hershey was apprenticed to a confectioner until 1876 when he opened his own candy shop in Philadelphia, PA. That venture was ultimately unsuccessful, but a few years later he innovated the production of caramel by using fresh milk, to great success. In the 1890s, he expanded into chocolate and in 1903 started building what became the world's largest chocolate manufacturing plant. This site became the town of Hershey, PA. Both before and after his death in 1945, Hershey put his vast fortune to use philanthropically.


Born on this day in 1847 was American astronomer, Mary Watson Whitney, who served as professor and director of the Vassar College Observatory. As her mentor, Maria Mitchell, had done before her, Whitney championed science education and the advancement of professional opportunities for women. During her tenure at Vassar College, she made great strides in advancing the astronomy department including offering some of the first classes in astrophysics anywhere in the world.


The answer to yesterday's trivia question: In terms of computing, CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.


In terms of computing, what does CPU stand for? Post your guesses in the comments and come back tomorrow for the answer!


On this day in 1963, the first ever live birth in captivity of a giant panda took place at the Beijing Zoo in China. The male cub Ming Ming was born to mother Li Li. Attempts to breed pandas in captivity had begun in China in 1955.


Born on this day in 1876 was Scottish physiologist and educator, John James Rickard Macleod, who spent his career researching carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes. Macleod is responsible for coining the name of the hormone, insulin. In 1923, he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, with Sir Frederick Banting, for the discovery of insulin and its role in the metabolism of sugar in the human body.


6811 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo, MI


General information

The New Mad Science Lab will be offeirng -party rooms -summer camps -family nights -and much more!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00


(269) 978-8543


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