"Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano"

Length: 45 Minutes
Grades: K-5
Size: Up to 300 Kids

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an ‘instrumental’ part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars.

Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!

Single Show: $365
Two Libraries (same day): $335 each
Three Libraries (same day): $320 each


2017-2018 School Year Program

"Pirates: Lost at Sea"

Length: 45 Minutes
Grades: K-5
Size: Up to 300 Kids

Ahoy there! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way off the island before all hope is lost … at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, physical and chemical changes, inertia, scientific variables and more. Don't miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Single Show: $365
Two Libraries (same day): $335 each
Three Libraries (same day): $320 each


Coming Next! Summer 2019 Program

“Aliens: An Out-of-This-World Adventure”

Length: 45 Minutes
Grades: K-5
Size: Up to 300 Kids

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two kids venture out to investigate and soon find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Trapped by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their ship — before it’s too late!

Throughout the intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It's totally out of this world!

Single Show: $365
Two Libraries (same day): $335 each
Three Libraries (same day): $320 each


Not ready to book yet? Keep scrolling to learn more about the fusion of science and storytelling ...

 

Fun & Engaging

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Appropriate
We take abstract science concepts and present them in a tangible, easy to digest way, ensuring everyone will be engaged — regardless of age, experience or ability.

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Exciting
Awesome explosions and fun, suspenseful stories will keep the entire audience on the edge of their seats!

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Dynamic
Through the power of voice, expression and pantomime, the program comes to life and the children become invested in the outcome of both the story and the experiments.

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Immersive
We transport the audience into the adventure along with us! We utilize the entire performance space, so even kids in the back will feel like they are part of the action!

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Energetic
This is not a low-key event! Our performers are teeming with excitement and passion, which energizes and captivates the audience.

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Fresh
We create a brand new show with different stories and experiments each summer, so your library program is always new, exciting and relevant, year after year.


Interactive

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Volunteers
Audience volunteers help the performer set up and conduct each experiment. We involve as many volunteers as safely possible.

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Group Learning
Everyone in the room gets involved through purposeful call-and-response. Guided by the ScienceTeller, children will have fun asking questions, making predictions and comparing results in a safe and positive environment. 

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Close-Up Views
Whenever possible, we bring the experiment out into the crowd so everyone in the audience gets to experience it up close!


Educational

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Relevant
In addition to incorporating the yearly Summer Reading Theme into our stories, we support the library's mission and encourage patrons to utilize its resources.

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Content
The program covers a broad range of topics within the fields of chemistry and physics, including vocabulary, concepts and laws, and the scientific method of designing and testing solutions collaboratively and creatively.

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Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were developed by states to improve science education and to set expectations for what students should know. We take care to incorporate the following standards, so you can be sure the content of the library program supports the curriculum in the children's classroom:

PS1 A-B: Structure & Property of Matter / Chemical Reactions
PS2 A-B: Forces & Motion
PS3 A-C: Energy

ETS1 A-C: Engineering Design


Professional

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Experience
Finding high quality library programs can be tricky. Trust experience. With thousands of happy, longtime customers since 2004, ScienceTellers is an expert in children's library programming.

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Background Checks
We take the safety of children extremely seriously. All performers must pass exhaustive background screenings and criminal checks before they are allowed to work with ScienceTellers.

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Personality
We take great care to only hire performers who are positive, friendly and compassionate, because those are the type of people we would want to perform for our own children.

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Training
All ScienceTellers employees complete a comprehensive training course, through which they learn how to conduct the experiments safely and properly. The entire team repeats training every year.

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Support
Fast response times. Automatic reminders. Simple requirements. Flexible setup. We know what goes into planning a great library program, so we have you covered from start to finish.


 
The children were in awe of the performance! We highly recommend it.
— Patti Harnwell, Lynnewood School (Havertown, PA)
 

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Block Booking Discount
Save money by booking a program for the same day as another library in your county. Save even more if three local libraries book for the same day.

Single Show: $365
Two Libraries (same day): $335 each
Three Libraries (same day): $320 each


Payment Methods

Payment is due in full before or immediately following the program. There are two ways you can pay for your assembly:

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Credit Card
You can pay online by clicking the link in your email invoice or you can pay over the phone by calling 908-334-2525. The performer can also process your credit card the day of the program.

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Check
Checks must be mailed directly to our New Jersey billing office either before or immediately following the program. The performer is NOT allowed to accept the check in person. Our billing office address is:

ScienceTellers
PO Box 6741
Hillsborough, NJ
08844-6741


Booking

When you are ready to book your library program, please fill out the online Booking Request Form with as much information as possible. We will get back to you within 24-48 hours. If you haven't received a reply after 48 hours, please check your spam or give us a call.

If you have any questions before or during the booking process, you can reach us at info@sciencetellers.com or 908-334-2525.