Mad Science of Vancouver Island

Mad Science of Vancouver Island is a leading science enrichment provider. We consistently deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children on the island through after-school programs, birthday parties, workshops, special events, and summer camps. Our innovative programs are as entertaining as they are educational, supported by seasoned academic and educator Alena Kottova, PhD as well as by international community of Mad Scientists.

Meet our Mad Scientists
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Our Story

Mad Science Vancouver Island is part of an international community of Mad scientists that was founded in 1985 in Montreal, Canada. The founders, two brothers Ariel and Ron Shlien changed their hobby of conducting spectacular science experiments to the amazement of the children in their neighborhood 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.

Our Mission

Our mission is 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


Over 20 Countries

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Over 30 Years in Business

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Guinness Record Holder