Live Programs & Demonstrations
See science come to life with SCI's live programs and demonstrations! Our Programs Team is educated in science and trained in public engagement to deliver visitors a memorable and brilliant SCI experience.
Attend SCI-original performances for LIVE science excitement! Each program is approximately 20 minutes and a variety of programs are offered daily, such as:
- Deep Freeze – get chills and thrills from dry ice and liquid nitrogen
- Cold-blooded Critters – Meet and greet SCI's resident reptiles and amphibians
- Crazy Chemistry – Check out colorful, ooey-gooey, and other fun experiments
- Meet Stuffee – Explore the human body with help from a large, soft sculpture doll
Be on the lookout for SCI's Programs Team stationed throughout the building, ready with hands-on activities such as:
- Chair of Nails – See why many nails don't hurt, but just one would
- Van de Graaff Generator – Make your hair stand on end with electricity
- Tornado Tubes – Create a vortex of water to learn about forces of nature
- Paper Helicopters – Watch yours fly six stories through the air
Star Theater Shows
Planetarium shows in the Star Theater are included with general SCI admission! Take a seat for daily, scheduled 20-30 minute programs, both digital and live, such as:
- Secret of the Cardboard Rocket - Join two children on a magical journey through the solar system with the help of a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket and a vivid imagination!
- Seven Wonders - Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond!
- Two Small Pieces of Glass - Go on an adventure though history to learn about the creation of the telescope and the discoveries this invention has helped humanity make!
- Violent Universe - Catch a glimpse of the immense power of the enigmatic forces of our starlit sky — from black holes to exploding stars!
- Flight Adventures - Dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this multimedia planetarium show about the science of aeronautics!
* All daily programs and films are subject to change.
Funding for Why the Sky? and the Star Theater has been generously provided by NASA