Mad Science of Western New York

Mad Science of Western New York is a leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children through after-school programs, birthday parties, workshops, special events, and summer camps. Our innovative programs are as entertaining as they are educational!

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Our Story

Mad Science was founded in 1985 in Montreal, Canada, by two brothers, Ariel and Ron Shlien. Their hobby of conducting spectacular science experiments, to the amazement of the children in their neighborhood, grew from a passion into a thriving business. Mad Science is now a global enrichment company that brings the love of science in a unique, hands-on way to millions of children every year!

Mad Science of Western NY, an independently owned & operated franchise, is a brainchild of Manasi Parikh. RIT graduate and CPA by profession, Manasi is very passionate about kids education, especially focus on STEM. In 2018, Manasi founded the company and obtained rights to operate Mad Science franchise in Western New York (Syracuse - Rochester - Buffalo - Southern Tier).

Our Mission

Mad Science is on mission to inspire children through science, sparking lifelong imagination and curiosity.

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Our Vision

As the leading children’s science enrichment provider we envision a world where every year, 5 million children experience Mad Science.

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World Leading Science Provider


Over 150 Locations including Mad Science of Western NY

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1 location in Western NY - Rochester

Partnered with over 75+ Libraries, Recreation Centers and Schools across Western NY

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Over 30 Years of experience in STEM Education