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Live Presentations

Science Live Theatre, Demonstrations and Presentations! Included with admission. 20-minute shows are the perfect complement to your curriculum.

Teachers may request any show that matches the given times. Reservations must be received four weeks in advance. All shows, unless otherwise noted, are on the Atrium Stage on level 3.

Demonstrations & Presentations - 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

As the Worm Turns
Biology and Current Science
Enjoyed by 2nd – 12th grade

Grab a remote and tune into a short comedy about biomimicry, the science of imitating nature. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Cryogenics
Physics
Enjoyed by all ages

Meet our special guest: Liquid Nitrogen! Join us in this demonstration of its chilling feats and freezing cold temperatures.

Dating Dinosaurs
Current Science and the Nature of Science
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade
Learn how scientists determine the age of fossils in this short comedy about geochronology. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Destination Outer Space
Physics and Current Science
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade
Put on your moon boots and experience an action packed demonstration exploring the obstacles and challenges of a Journey to Space. And, yes, there will be rockets launched!

Fire Triangle!
Chemistry
Enjoyed by all ages

Join us for a combustion demonstration and witness the impact fire has on the three basic forms of matter.

Sound All Around
Physics
Enjoyed by kindergarten – 1st grade

Join us for this noisy demonstration and explore the sound all around you.

Splish and Splash
Earth Science
Enjoyed by kindergarten-3nd grade
Choose your own adventure with our water droplets, Splish and Splash, and explore the many ways in which humans use water in this comedic performance.

The Way the Ball Bounces
Chemistry and the Nature of Science
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th
grade
Participate in the scientific process! In this comedic performance, we will ask a question, hypothesize, experiment, model, and demonstrate our results while learning about polymers.

Questionable Medical Devices
Biology and the Nature of Science
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade
Can you spot the quack? Investigate the health claims of both old and new health care products.