Our story begins with Mad Science®, which was founded in 1985 in Montreal, Canada by two brothers, Ariel and Ron Shlien. Their hobby of conducting spectacular science experiments to the amazement of the children in their neighborhood grew into a passion and then into a thriving business.
In 1995, we began franchising and we counted 86 locations around the world. Mad Science quickly became the world's leader in science education for children.
Crayola® IMAGINE ARTS ACADEMYTM was founded in 2016, through a partnership between Mad Science Group Inc. and Crayola®. The goal was to take art education to another level; combining the teaching of traditional art techniques with real-world applications.
In 2018, 2inspire was founded as a house of brands with a focus on children's enrichment concepts. With the goal to inspire children around the world in various ways, 2inspire plans to captivate the interest and curiosity of children for generations to come!
Mad Science® is proud to have established a NASA/Mad Science® collaboration through a Space Act Agreement (SAA) designed to enhance and expand NASA’s ability to involve students and parents and informal and formal educators in the vision for US Space Exploration. Our on-going relationship with NASA dates back to 2006.
Crayola® IMAGINE ARTS ACADEMYTM was created through the strategic alliance of Crayola® and Mad Science Group Inc. By combining our expertise, we launched an art enrichment concept for kids with the integration of Crayola® products, that focuses on the development of critical thinking skills, as well as traditional art techniques.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Mad Science® collaborates with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on NASA OPSPARC. A challenge comprising of different missions designed to teach kids about spin-off technology. Mad Science® has sponsored the elementary school level of the challenge since 2017.
Become a Partner
A partnership with 2inspire allows you to leverage the business benefits of a global consumer brand with a strong connection to its customers.
Our reach in numbers: 28 countries around the globe, 150+ locations worldwide, 127 locations in North America...and growing! We have direct access to over 25,000 schools, more than 350,000 teachers and school administrators and over 4M children.