Science Comes Alive!

Watch entertaining and educational live science demonstrations performed right before your eyes. Discover the magical world of bubbles, learn about space and aeronautics, uncover the “shocking truth” behind electricity and more. Daily science demonstrations and programs are free with paid general admission. Scroll below the schedule to see descriptions of each demonstration!

Time and topic is subject to change*

August 14

 Bubblemania  11:15 a.m.

 Break It  2:15 p.m.

August 15

 Force & Motion  11:15 a.m.

 Fire & Ice Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

August 16

 Bubblemania  11:15 a.m.

 CryoBlast Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

August 17-18

 Weather Weekend!

August 19

 Bubblemania  11:15 a.m.

 Fire & Ice Big Science Show  2:15

August 20

 Magic of Matter  11:15 a.m.

 CryoBlast Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

August 21

 Energize It  11:15 a.m.

 Break It  2:15 p.m.

August 22

 It's Electric  11:15 a.m.

 CryoBlast Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

August 23

 Force & Motion  11:15 a.m.

 Lift Off Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

August 24

 Magic of Matter  11:15 a.m.

 CryoBlast Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

August 25

 Force & Motion  1:15 p.m.

 Lift Off Big Science Show  3:15 p.m.

August 26

 Bubblemania  11:15 a.m.

 Magic of Matter  12:15 p.m.

August 27

 Energize It  11:15 a.m.

 Seeing Sound  12:15 p.m.

August 28

 Bubblemania  11:15 a.m.

 Force & Motion  12:15 p.m.

August 29

 It's Electric  11:15 a.m.

 Energize It  12:15 p.m.

August 30

 Magic of Matter  11:15 a.m.

 Seeing Sound  12:15 p.m.

August 31

 Force & Motion  11:15 a.m.

 Lift Off Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

September 1

 Energize It  11:15 a.m.

 CryoBlast Big Science Show  2:15 p.m.

September 2

 Magic of Matter  11:15 a.m.

 Break It  2:15 p.m.

Strange Science

Strange Science

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A medley of big, messy and wild experiments that take science to the extremes! See a giant oil drum get crushed, watch as one of our courageous staff gets onto a bed of nails and see a Mentos and Diet Coke explosion!

CryoBlast

CryoBlast

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Our coolest Big Science Show—and by using all that super-cold liquid nitrogen in the show, we mean this literally! Have a real “blast” where freezing, breaking, launching and exploding stuff is the norm!

Liftoff!

Liftoff!

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The first step in space travel is getting off the ground, and dramatic displays of chemistry and physics principles are the stars of this show. From simple pressure rockets that show basic thrust, to actual fuel-burning “boosters,” things will go up and come down, fly overhead and go flash . . . and bang!

Bubblemania!

Bubblemania!

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Become “Bubbleologists” and discover what makes bubbles good, clean fun and explore how bubbles work. This show is popular with our youngest visitors, but is sure to please visitors of all ages!

It's Electric

It's Electric

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What is electricity? How do we get and use it? This shockingly fun demonstration activates historically significant equipment to illustrate the amazing effects of electrical energy transfer and transformation that is sure to spark curiosity.

Magic of Matter

Magic of Matter

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What’s the matter with matter? We de-mystify the mystery of matter while exploring and experimenting with physical changes.  We’ll uncover the truth behind why some materials behave in unexpected ways.