Outreach Science Shows

The Da Vinci Science Center’s Traveling Science Shows add fun and standards-based content to create memorable experiences for you and your students!

  • These assembly-style shows encourage audience participation and bring science to life through a variety of exciting and engaging topics.
  • These programs are great additions to Science Celebrations, Community Events and Field Days!
  • Topics and schedules may be customized to fit the needs of your program and students.
  • Base rate covers up to 150 students
  • Programs are 60 minutes long
Science ShowsGrades
Science MagicPre-K-3rd
GrossologyK-8th
Healthy ChoicesK-8th
Mixing MatterK-8th
Shocking Discoveries4th-12th
Use the Force4th-12th
Science Show Pricing
  • Program: $450
  • Additional Program: $225*
  • More than 150 Students: $10 per student

*Must be same topic, date, and place

Science Magic

Students are introduced to Lizzy the Chameleon as she explores various science magic tricks, including the tablecloth yank, making water “float” in air, and levitation.  Unlike other Chameleons, Lizzy cannot change colors, so students follow on her journey to unlock the mysteries of color.  This show features presenter demonstrations, audience volunteers, and multimedia elements.

 

Science Magic

Grossology

Based on the popular children’s book by Sylvia Branzei, this program is all about the impolite science of the human body.  Grossology is broken up into three segments: Eating, Digesting, and Excreting. No Grossology show would be complete without learning about saliva, peristalsis, and flatulence.  GROSSOLOGY™ is a trademark of Price Stern Sloan division of Penguin Group

 

 

Grossology


Healthy Choices

Discover the science behind a healthy lifestyle.  What happens to our body when we run, jump, and play?  Where does all this energy come from and how can we help keep our mind and body healthy as we grow?  This show uses audience and on-stage helpers to unlock the secrets of the human body through hands-on experiments.  It features a look at real organs to help your students understand what it means to be physically fit.

 

Healthy Choices


Mixing Matter

This show introduces students to some truly amazing chemical concepts.  In the first half, students learn the basics of chemical reactions.  Exploding soap monsters and experiments with fire demonstrate the awesome potentials of mixing matter.  The second half highlights the superCOOL side of chemistry as students explore the properties of liquid nitrogen.

 

 

Mixing Matter

Shocking Discoveries

This show is all about electricity.  It begins with a discussion about one of the most prevalent types of electricity in the world – static electricity.  Students learn that static is much more than just an annoying shock they can experience on a dry winter day; it can make their hair stand on end, levitate objects, and even produce indoor lightning.  Students will be amazed when they are able to illuminate a fluorescent bulb in the palm of their hand. 

 

Shocking Discoveries


Use the Force

Students review Newton’s three laws of motion in fun ways.  Several volunteers are pulled from the audience to test their physics knowledge and try to outwit Science Center educators.  Featured experiments include debunking the magicians’ tablecloth trick, breaking a board in half – with a volunteer’s hand (no karate training necessary), and taking a ride on a hovercraft.

Use the Force

Choose from one of three easy ways to make a reservation.

  • Phone: Call 484-664-1002, Ext. 119 or Ext. 114
  • Email: Send to outreach@davincisciencecenter.org with contact information and best time to reach you
  • Web: Complete the Outreach Request Form
Rescheduling and Cancellation

Please call us immediately if you need to reschedule.  We will make every effort to accommodate your request.  If you need to cancel your program, please contact us at least two weeks in advance.  A $25 processing fee may be applied for rescheduling or cancelling a program.

  • A $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of reservation.
  • Purchase Orders are acceptable in advance only and will not be accepted on the day of the program.
  • Final payments are not accepted on the day of the program.
  • All final payments should be made two weeks in advance of the first program date.
  • Checks: Make all checks payable to Da Vinci Science Center
  • Mail Payments to :

Guest Experience
3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass
Allentown, PA 18103

  • We do our best to accommodate all requests. However, we recommend booking at least one month in advance to ensure program availability.
  • Outreach educators will arrive 15-20 minutes prior to designated program start time for classroom programs.
  • Outreach educators will arrive one hour prior to designated program start time for Science Shows.
  • Outreach educators will arrive 30-60 minutes prior to designated program start time for community programs and Science Celebrations.
  • Please remember to allow time for clean up when booking.
  • Billing through PayPal is available upon request.

A travel fee will be applied to all programs held at locations more than 50 miles roundtrip from the Da Vinci Science Center.

51-75 miles round trip                            $50

76-100 miles round trip                          $75

101-125 miles round trip                        $100

  • Rates vary for programs farther than 125 miles round trip.
  • Travel restrictions apply for The Mega Brain programs.

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P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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