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  • Wondergy shows are interactive, engaging, and full of truly exciting science. From custom laser light shows to liquid nitrogen ice cream, from skateboarding to music, Wondergy shows invite audiences to explore the science of how awesome stuff works. Founded 12 years ago with science birthday parties and special events, Wondergy now visits over a quarter of a million children, teens, and adults each year. All Wondergy shows are unscripted; everything is adapted to our clients’ needs and goals. At a Wondergy show, people learn for fun.

    Our Mission:
    Wondergy uses science to educate, change attitudes, and affect behavior. The Wondergy team brings knowledge, experience, and personal excitement about science to create exciting, inviting interactions that empower people to learn about the phenomena that matter to them. Through promoting learning, we build a stronger workforce, smarter consumers, and more informed stewardship of our world.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Wondergy
    Organization Street Address: 5315 Thomas Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 866 653 2853 (86-MOLECULE)
    Short Description of Organization:

    "Wondergy shows are interactive, engaging, and full of truly exciting science. From custom laser light shows to liquid nitrogen ice cream, from skateboarding to music, Wondergy shows invite audiences to explore the science of how awesome stuff works. Founded 12 years ago with science birthday parties and special events, Wondergy now visits over a quarter of a million children, teens, and adults each year. All Wondergy shows are unscripted; everything is adapted to our clients' needs and goals. At a Wondergy show, people learn for fun.

    Our Mission:
    Wondergy uses science to educate, change attitudes, and affect behavior. The Wondergy team brings knowledge, experience, and personal excitement about science to create exciting, inviting interactions that empower people to learn about the phenomena that matter to them. Through promoting learning, we build a stronger workforce, smarter consumers, and more informed stewardship of our world."

    Program Street Address: 5315 Thomas Avenue
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19143
    Program Phone Number: 866-653-2853
    Which one best describes your organization?: For-profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Sports Science
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Do not Know

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Far Northeast Philadelphia
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Wondergy's "local" programming reaches throughout PA, NJ, DE, MD, and NY. Wondergy is also involved in active national tours, and has done Science Education Outreach projects overseas as well.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • Before school
    • After school
    • Evening
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    • Other
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Wondergy gladly serves exciting, engaging science education to all people, regardless of racial or ethnic backgrounds.

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Wondergy's exciting science performances are always interactive and are adapted to suit the special requests / needs / wants of our clients. We have performed for many varied special needs communities and rehabilitation centers of all ages. This is because, like any decent education institution, we value teaching techniques which necessarily pay close attention to the learning needs of our audiences. Need more tactile interaction? Easy. Got a community of non-verbal children? No problem. Rehabilitation school with kids from challenging home lives? We've been very successful. The more communities we can help Science Literacy reach, the better!

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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  • If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Wondergy gladly serves exciting, engaging science education to all people, regardless of racial or ethnic backgrounds.