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

Somehow, you made direct eye contact with every child in the audience, making it seem that ScienceTellers was happening just for them.
— Lynn Hidek, Henry Carter Hull Library (Clinton, CT)
We just had our fourth ScienceTellers program. There’s standing room only at every show. Kids and parents talk about it for weeks after.
— Eileen Baker, Norwood Public Library (Norwood, NJ)

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

Atlanta, GA (Summer 2018)
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL (Summer 2018)
Columbia, SC
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL (Summer 2018)
Minneapolis, MN (Summer 2018)
Nashville, TN (Summer 2018)
New Orleans, LA (Summer 2018)
New York City, NY
Orlando, FL (Summer 2018)
Philadelphia, PA
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA
San Jose, CA (Summer 2018)
Washington, DC


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

Summer 2018 Program

“Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano”

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! Our program content addresses Next Generation Science Standards PS1, PS2, PS3 and ETS1.

Current Program (available through May 2018)

"Pirates: Lost at Sea"

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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 show incorporates Next Generation Science Standards, so you can be sure the material in your scout program supports the curriculum in the 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

Program Fee


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 rec program, 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.