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Mad Science

Mad Science Franchise

The Mad Science Group is a franchise company specializing in educational and entertaining programming for kids presenting science in a visual, interactive, fun way. Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider that delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as educational as they are entertaining. With franchises located around the world, Mad Science teaches millions of children about the fun of science through after-school programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events. Mad Science also produces and tours large-scale theatrical productions.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$68,500 - $78,500
Franchise fee
Units in operation

Own a Mad Science Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Extracurricular education program franchise for children at all levels
  • Offers after-school programs, preschool workshop, special events and parties

How does it make money?

  • Families pay for their children's participation in educational programs, camps and events

Who is it for?

  • Someone with some experience in education and working with children
  • People who are adept at managing numerous clients and employees

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Open and oversee operation of a supplemental education center
  • Work with families to determine their children's educational needs
  • Hire and manage instructors and administrative personnel as needed


Mad Science is a brand with global exposure and appeal, which makes it a dependable and rewarding business opportunity. Mad Science franchises provide a variety of fun, entertaining and education programs for kids in schools, homes, camps, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids can be found in their communities. Mad Science franchisees focus on promoting their business and scheduling presentations, delivered by their staff of part-time instructors. Mad Science customers keep on coming back for more science fun.

Mad Science Franchise Opportunities – History

Mad Science was founded in 1986 by two brothers, Ariel and Ron Shlien, in Montreal, when a local science teacher invited the boys, who loved science experiments, to give a laser light show demonstration at the YMCA, which was a huge success. The brothers were hired to run a regular weekend science enrichment program, and Mad Science was born. The name Mad Science was officially registered in 1990, and the company began expanding in 1993. By 1996, Mad Science had 28 franchises operating across North America, and 86 operating around the world by 2000.

Mad Science Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Mad Science Franchise


The franchise fee for Mad Science is $23,500 for a standard franchise, and $15,000 for a home-based franchise. The total investment to open and operate a Mad Science standard franchise ranges from $68,500 to $78,500; and for a home- based franchise, $38,500 to $48,500.

Mad Science Business Opportunities: Other Information

Mad Science Productions, an offshoot of Mad Science Group, currently has four shows available for touring: ‘Star Trek Live,’ CSI: LIVE!’ ‘Lights, Camera, Action & You!: The Science Behind the Movies,’ and ‘Newton’s Revenge 2.’


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