Live Science Shows

Live Science Show Details

  • 25 minutes
  • Grades Pre-K-12
  • All shows can be tailored to your students’ grade level
  • September through March – $2 per student
  • April through June – Free with group admission


September through March

Dr. Watts

  • Available Mondays and Wednesdays
  • The Dr. Watts show introduces students to the excitement and wonder of high-energy physics. Students learn to identify different types of electricity and its applications in the real world. Students create a cloud in a bottle, have a hair-raising experience with a Van de Graaff generator, illuminate light bulbs in their bare hands, and enjoy other electrifying activities that help them discover what electricity is and how it travels.
  • Standards: PDE Science S4.A.2.1.1, S4.C.2.1.1, S4.C.2.1.2, S4.C.2.1.3, S8.C.2.1.1


  • Available Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • The SuperCOOLness Live Science Show is the COOLest show ever.  Educators help students have fun with one of the coldest chemicals in the known universe – liquid nitrogen.  Where does it come from?  What happens to water and other substances when they touch it?  Why does it seem to disappear when you pour it out?  Students will go “ooooh” and “ahhhh” when they learn the answers to these questions and reveal the basic science behind the awesome effects.


  • Available Fridays
  • 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 main segments.  Eating, Digesting, and Excreting.  No Grossology show would be complete without learning about saliva, peristalsis, and flatulence.  GROSSOLOGY™ is a registered trademark of Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Groups.

It’s Alive! Science Show

  • Only available Sept. 22 through Nov. 4, 2018
  • The It’s Alive! Science Show celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Educators help students experience the power of electricity, explore chemical reactions, and learn how science fiction inspires science fact.

April through June

Use the Force

  • Available Monday through Friday
  • Students review Newton’s three laws of motion in fun and exciting ways. Several volunteers are pulled from the audience to test their physics knowledge and try to outwit the Center’s scientists.  Featured experiments include debunking the magicians’ tablecloth yank trick and breaking a board in half – with a volunteer’s hand (no karate training necessary).

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