A ScienceTellers assembly combines amazing science experiments with fun, exciting stories. The result? An educational, interactive and engaging 45-minute program, perfect for grades K-5.

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 is constantly expanding to new areas. We currently travel within 125 miles of the following cities:


Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Columbia, SC
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA
Washington, DC

If you don't see your area listed here yet, check back soon.

2017-2018 School Year Assembly

"Pirates: Lost at Sea"

© 2017 ScienceTellers.

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!


Each ScienceTellers program incorporates Next Generation Science Standards, so you can be sure the material in your assembly supports the curriculum in your classroom. This year's ScienceTellers program addresses the following NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

Physical Sciences
PS1.A: Structure & Property of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS2.A: Forces & Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy & Energy Transfer
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy & Forces

Engineering, Technology & Applications of Science
ETS1.A: Defining & Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Beyond the Assembly

Our goal is to foster a deeper learning experience that goes beyond the assembly, expanding into the classroom and continuing at home. That's why include three enrichment guides, sent to you before the day of the program, which the teachers can use to further enhance their students' experience at the assembly.

Study Guide
Before the assembly, the Study Guide helps teachers prepare their students for the information that will be presented in the program, including key scientific vocabulary and principles, as well as storytelling terms and concepts applicable to the storytelling portions of the show.


Critical Thinking & Creative Writing Guide
Our Critical Thinking & Creative Writing Guide encourages purposeful reflection and discussion following the program, allowing students to relate what they observed in the assembly to their own personal experiences, as well as to other academic disciplines.


At-Home Activity Guide
ScienceTellers does more than just facilitate science experiments. We bring people together to learn by sharing an experience. In line with this philosophy, we provide students a science experiment to do at home with a family member to continue the learning and to create new shared experiences.

Priced for Your Budget

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Check. If paying by check, it must be mailed directly to our New Jersey billing office, 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 as fast as we can, usually within 24 hours. If you have any questions before beginning the booking process, you can reach us at info@sciencetellers.com or 908-334-2525.