SciAntics Group Businesses, headquartered on the first floor of the main building of the Mills, is a dynamic organization dedicated to fun and inspirational "edu-tainment" programs for kids. Founded in 2011, SciAntics operates Mad Science of Western New England and ART-ventures for kids, providing hundreds of on-site programs for thousands of kids annually throughout Western & Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Southern Vermont/New Hampshire. We offer after-school programs, in-school and on-location workshops, birthday and other occasion parties, stage shows, interactive activity centers and summer programs at schools, libraries, parks & recs, community centers, camps and campsites, scout meetings - any place where children gather!
Mad Science of Western New England is the area’s leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science introduces children to a world of discovery while sparking their imagination. Our programs encourage scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic--AND WE MAKE IT FUN!!!
ART-ventures for Kids believes that artistic enrichment is a crucial element of a great education! We nurture creativity and the process of critical thinking, as children experience a variety of art techniques, tools, and original materials. We inspire children to interpret art in their own unique way as they explore artist's styles, artforms, culture and history. We are also very serious about having fun with art!