Spectacular Science Show

An educator gestures towards the aftermath of an explosion of brightly coloured balls out of a garbage can.

Be amazed by science experiments featuring fire, lasers, cryogenics and more. Bang! Pow! Kaboom! 

Explore physics, chemistry and biology with our Science Educators as they conduct exciting—and sometimes explosive—experiments in front of your eyes. From flammable balloons to a bed of nails to a vortex cannon, these live demonstrations are full of fun and surprising science.

Demos may not run every day. Check on-site boards or schedule for details.

Sensory Considerations

  • Loud noises
  • Momentary flashes of heat
  • Momentary flashes of bright light
  • Low light levels
  • Strong smells

  • Everything
  • Physics + Engineering
  • Energy in Our Lives (1)
  • Properties of Liquids and Solids (2)
  • Light and Sound (4)
  • Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms (5)
  • Properties of and Changes in Matter (5)
  • Conservation of Energy and Resources (5)
  • Flight (6)
  • Form and Function (7)
  • Heat in the Environment (7)
  • Fluids (8)