Science Live Theatre

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

Science Live Theater, Demonstrations and Presentations! Included with admission. Short shows, 20 minutes or less, are the perfect complement to your curriculum. Teachers may request any show that matches the given times. Reservations must be received three 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., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

A Fraction of the Whole
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade

Go back in time with us to the 1970s to learn about the work of Minnesota scientist, Carl Fraction, and celebrate his scientific contributions in this comedic performance.

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.

Ballgame Physics
Physics
Enjoyed by 2nd – 12th grade

Come jump, hit and kick with us and learn how Newton’s laws of motion can improve your game.

Cryogenics
Physics
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade

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

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.

How Animals Walk
Life Science
Enjoyed by Kindergarten – 1st grade

Explore the different ways that animals move.

Kepler’s Carol
History and Nature of Science. Astronomy.
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade

Travel through time with Johannes Kepler and learn how he balanced his scientific work with his religious devotion while studying the stars.

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 Cure-All Road Show
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.

Meta the Monarch
Enjoyed by Kindergarten – 1st grade

Meta the butterfly puppet has a lot on her mind and she could use your help as she learns about the process of metamorphosis and monarch migration.

The Mummy’s Hands
Nature of Science
Enjoyed by 3rd – 12th grade

Explore the science behind the Egyptian mummy that has been with the Science Museum since 1925.

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.

What’s the Solution?
Engineering
Enjoyed by 5th – 12th grade

Engineer it! Decide which solutions solved real-world problems in this highly interactive show.

INFESTATION: the evolution begins*
Nature and biology
Enjoyed by 5th – 12th grade

We're experimenting with a new show and we need your help! Animal breeder Chris is domesticating a strange new creature with assistance from you (and the fundamentals of evolution). It’s fun, funny, and perfectly safe... as long as everything goes according to plan. We’re sure it will. INFESTATION is located on level 4 in the Lab Theater across from the mummy. Enjoy a 30-minute comedic introduction to the theory of evolution in the Lab Theater on level 4.

*Showtimes at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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