RACINE — The Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main St., uncovers the science of history in the museum’s new “Mad Science” series. These two-hour programs include visits from the “Mad Science” group from Milwaukee, well-known for their hands-on, entertaining experiments.

Geared toward children ages 7-12, these programs are multi-sensory and run from 10 a.m. to noon.

“This new series offers our younger audience a different way to experience the museum,” said Cheryl Maraccini, curator of education. “Major topics in the museum are turned into labs — inventors, outer space and sport — so that area astronaut Laurel Clark, inventor A.B. Modine, baseball Belle Sophie Kurys and more, are understood on a new level.”

The first of the series takes place on May 18 and is called “Inventionation.” It will explore how inventors work and participants discover the process to create their own invention and learn about the many inventions that made Racine the “small motor capital of the world.”

Other programs include: June 15, “Super Structures”; Aug. 24, “Black & Blue Oceans”; Sept. 21, “The Science of Sport”; and Oct. 19, “Space Technology & Lazers.”

Reservations are necessary and must be made at least a week before the event. Cost per program per child is $12. For more information, call (262) 636-3926.

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