The Physics Experience

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The Physics Experience LLC

The Physics Experience LLC

Physics is the study of how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. The Physics Experience show is a fast-paced, engaging, and educational physics program, filled with demonstrations that help people better understand the physics in the world around them, while having fun at the same time!   Giving kids superpowers!

The Physics Experience is based on The Wonders of Physics (TWoP) program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics Department. Since 1984, TWoP has educated and entertained hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, families, and the general public.
Mike Randall
Presenter Mike Randall is the former TWoP Senior Outreach Administrator. He has over ten years’ experience as a researcher in aerospace, military and industry; and over twenty years in formal and informal education, emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  For the past sixteen years, he has been involved with a variety of educational robotics programs as an educator, team mentor, judge and referee.  He received a B.S. degree in physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE.

We perform at your location. This includes public and private facilities such as schools, libraries, parks, community centers, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, faith‐organizations, and many other spaces. 

Shows typically last one hour, but can be adjusted from 45 min to 1:15 to fit your schedule. Age range is pre-K through adult. Unusually, the shows work best with a wide age range: some demos are great for the little kids, and some for older students.  Recommended audience size is 30 to 300 people. 


In Dane County: * June 8 - August 31 $300 per show; * Sept. 1 - June 7 $400 for 1st show, $300 for each add'l. show (same day / location). Outside Dane County, within 2-hours (one-way) from Madison: $525 for 1st show, $350 for each add'l. show (same day / location). No advance payment / deposit required. Payment expected on / before performance date, unless other arrangements are made in advance. We accept checks, Visa, MC, AE and others.
Contact us to reserve your show date & time(s): The Physics Experience LLC (608) 577-7589 Shows are scheduled on a first-come basis. We recommend that you provide three possible show dates, in order of preference. Once we confirm your date and time(s), we will email an invoice and a list of logistics-related questions. W-9 and insurance documentation provided on request.
We perform at your location. ADA accessible locations are preferred, as our equipment cart is designed to go almost anywhere that a wheelchair can.
The Physics Experience show includes loud noises and latex balloons. Please inform us about any concerns you may have, so that we can modify our program accordingly.


  • Allis Elementary School, 4201 Buckeye Rd, Madison, WI 53716
  • Chávez Elementary School, 3502 Maple Grove Dr, Madison, WI 53719
  • Crestwood Elementary School , 5930 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, WI 53705
  • Elvehjem Elementary School, 5106 Academy Dr, Madison, WI 53716
  • Emerson Elementary School, 2421 E. Johnson St, Madison, WI 53704
  • Falk Elementary School, 6323 Woodington Way, Madison, WI 53711
  • Franklin Elementary School, 305 W. Lakeside St, Madison, WI 53715
  • Glendale Elementary School, 1201 Tompkins Dr, Madison, WI 53716
  • Gompers Elementary School, 1502 Wyoming Way, Madison, WI 53704
  • Hawthorne Elementary School, 3344 Concord Avenue, Madison, WI 53714
  • Huegel Elementary School, 2601 Prairie Road, Madison, WI 53711
  • Kennedy Elementary School, 221 Meadowlark Drive, Madison, WI 53714
  • Lake View Elementary School, 1802 Tennyson Ln, Madison, WI 53704
  • Lapham Elementary School, 1045 E. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Leopold Elementary School, 2602 Post Rd, Madison, WI 53713
  • Lincoln Elementary School , 909 Sequoia Tr, Madison, WI 53713
  • Lindbergh Elementary School , 4500 Kennedy Rd, Madison, WI 53704
  • Lowell Elementary School , 401 Maple Ave, Madison, WI 53704
  • Marquette Elementary School , 1501 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Mendota Elementary School, 4002 School Rd, Madison, WI 53704
  • Midvale Elementary School , 502 Caromar Dr, Madison, WI 53711
  • Muir Elementary School , 6602 Inner Dr, Madison, WI 53705
  • Nuestro Mundo Community School , 902 Nichols Rd, Monona, WI 53716
  • Olson Elementary School, 801 Redan Dr, Verona, WI 53593
  • Orchard Ridge Elementary School, 5602 Russett Rd, Madison, WI 53711
  • Randall Elementary School, 1802 Regent St, Madison, WI 53726
  • Sandburg Elementary School, 4114 Donald Dr, Madison, WI 53704
  • Schenk Elementary School, 230 Schenk St, Madison, WI 53714
  • Shorewood Hills Elementary School, 1105 Shorewood Blvd, Madison, WI 53705
  • Stephens Elementary School, 120 S. Rosa Rd, Madison, WI 53705
  • Thoreau Elementary School, 3870 Nakoma Rd, Madison, WI 53711
  • Van Hise Elementary School, 4747 Waukesha St, Madison, WI 53705
  • Badger Rock Middle School, 501 E. Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713
  • Black Hawk Middle School, 1402 Wyoming Way, Madison, WI 53704
  • Cherokee Middle School, 4301 Cherokee Dr, Madison, WI 53711
  • Hamilton Middle School, 4801 Waukesha St, Madison, WI 53705
  • Jefferson Middle School, 101 S Gammon Rd, Madison, WI 53717
  • O'Keeffe Middle School, 510 S Thornton Ave, Madison, WI 53703
  • Sennett Middle School, 502 Pflaum Rd, Madison, WI 53716
  • Sherman Middle School, 1610 Ruskin St, Madison, WI 53704
  • Spring Harbor Middle School, 1110 Spring Harbor Dr, Madison, WI 53705
  • Toki Middle School, 5606 Russett Rd, Madison, WI 53711
  • Whitehorse Middle School, 218 Schenk St, Madison, WI 53714
  • Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison, WI 53713
  • East High School, 2222 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704
  • La Follette High School, 702 Pflaum Rd, Madison, WI 53716
  • Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd, Madison, WI 53717
  • Shabazz High School, 1601 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
  • West High School, 30 Ash St, Madison, WI 53726
  • We perform at all locations. See Program Description., -, -, WI 53711



Mike Randall
(608) 577-7589
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:37pm