"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!

The Interactive Science & Storytelling Program

With the help of audience volunteers, we conduct science experiments to bring an exciting story to life!

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The assembly 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.


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 your assembly supports the curriculum in your classroom:

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

ETS1 A-C: Engineering Design


Our goal is to foster a deeper learning experience that reaches far beyond the assembly. Teachers are encouraged to use the three ScienceTellers Enrichment Guides to further enhance their students' experience at the assembly:

1. Study Guide (Download)
Helps prepare students for the information that will be presented in the program, including key science vocabulary and literary terms.

2. Critical Thinking & Creative Writing Guide (Download)
Encourages purposeful reflection and discussion, allowing students to relate what they observed in the assembly to their own personal experiences.

3. At-Home Activity Guide (Download)
A comprehensive step-by-step guide to conducting an experiment at home with a family member, allowing students to continue learning and to create new shared experiences!

Fun & Engaging


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.


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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



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


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.


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.


Fast response times. Automatic reminders. Simple requirements. Flexible setup. We know what goes into planning an assembly, so we have you covered from start to finish.

ScienceTellers brings science to life! This was our second assembly and the kids went wild, again!
— Janine Morrison, WCK Walls School (Pitman, NJ)
The children were in awe of the performance. We highly recommend it.
— Patti Harnwell, Lynnewood School (Havertown, PA)

ScienceTellers offers competitive school assembly pricing. Nevertheless, we understand that some schools are working with limited budgets. That's why we offer three ways to reduce your costs even further:


Size Discount
Pricing is tiered, depending on the number of students in the audience.


Multiple Show Discount
Reduce the cost of each program when you book two or more shows for the same day.


Block-Booking Discount
Share a day of programming with another school in your district and split the cost.

Pricing Tiers & Breakdown

Large - Under 300 students per show
Number of Shows Fee
1 show $575
2 shows, back-to-back $950
2 shows, split by lunch $1050
3 shows $1275
4 shows $1500

Medium - Under 150 students per show
Number of Shows Fee
1 show $500
2 shows, back-to-back $850
2 shows, split by lunch $925
3 shows $1125
4 shows $1300

Small - Under 75 students per show
Number of Shows Fee
1 show $425
2 shows, back-to-back $750
2 shows, split by lunch $800
3 shows $975
4 shows $1100

Payment Methods

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


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.


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:

PO Box 6741
Hillsborough, NJ


When you are ready to book your school assembly, 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 heard from us 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.