Meet our “nutty” scientists


Peter Jacobsen – Education Director

Peter is the education director and co-owner of Nutty Scientist Hudson Valley. We refer to him as ‘the talent’ or ‘the star’ of the show. Peter can capture a large or small audience of children with his easy-going nature and silly demeanor, while simultaneously engaging them with amazing scientific concepts. Peter has a Masters degree in Elementary Education and over 15 years’ experience as a director of education in three different children’s museums. Peter lives with his family in Rhinebeck, NY where he is adored by his two young girls who are budding nutty scientists themselves.