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Science Live! explores the wild world of science in interactive shows guaranteed to wow audiences of all ages.  Though captivating experiments and audience participation, Science Live! creates one-of-a-kind learning experiences!

With the Mobile Science Live! option we travel to your campus for an on-site performance (60-minute show).

Pricing

DHDC Partner Districts

60-minute show

  • Minimum of one FREE show per campus
  • Additional shows are available at reduced rates. Contact DHDC for your rates.

Non-Partner Districts

60-minute show

  • First show $165
    • Additional shows: $75/each (if reserved same day)
    • Milage Fee: $0.41/mi.

Program Details

  • On-campus programs are available for any audience size — from a single class to an entire campus.
  • Instructional content and demonstrations vary with grady level of audience.

Reservation Details

  • For on-campus shows, logistic requirements and audience size limits apply to select shows. Please review show requirements (as noted in show descriptions below) prior to booking.
  • All shows (excluding Critters Live!) require 30-45 minutes to set up prior to show time, and 20-30 minutes to take down after your show concludes. Please reserve your show space accordingly. For the best show experience, students should not be present while setup takes place (drawing the curtains on stages in cafeteria/auditoriums works if we need to set up while lunch time finishes!)

Show Descriptions

CAREERS IN SCIENCE

What does it take to be a scientist? What does a scientist do? Find the answers to these questions and more as the DHDC staff explore careers in science. This shorter Science Live! show is great for career days of all ages. Delve into engineering, physics, chemistry, and more with hands-on demonstrations that may literally knock your socks off.

On-campus show requirements:

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Access to electricity during performance.

CHEMICAL REACTIONS

Explore the how, why, and WOW! of chemical reactions in this amazing program. Audiences will discover how chemical reactions create giant pools of never-ending foam, molten metals, and other explosive creations! Students will dive into chemistry like never before when they watch our chemical concoctions create some astonishing results!

On-campus show requirements:

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Access to electricity during performance.
  • Access to a sink after performance.

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CRITTERS LIVE!

Meet the DHDC’s smallest residents in this interactive program.  Students will have the opportunity to get up-close with the DHDC critters which include snakes; lizards; tarantulas; and small mammals, like a chinchilla!  Concepts explored in Critters Live! include life cycles; habitats; differences within species; and learned vs. inherited traits.

For the safety and well-being of our animals, Critters Live! is limited to an audience of 100 students per program, and on-campus programs are limited to one show per day. Travel is limited to schools within 60 miles of Amarillo.

 On-campus show requirements:

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)

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KABOOM!

Oxygen, fuel, and an ignition source. That’s all you need for this spine-tingling Science Live! From coffee creamer fireballs to barking dog rocket reactions, KABOOM! explores the science of combustion with demonstrations that will leave your students cheering for more.

On-campus show requirements: 

  • 1 table (minimum 4 ft. long)
  • Requires a large room with a high ceiling, such as a gym or cafeteria.
  • Cannot be performed outdoors.

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SCIENCE BELOW ZERO

Science Below Zero examines some of the chilliest science on the planet.  Students will discover the physical changes which occur when solids, liquids, and gases are exposed to the extreme cold of liquid nitrogen. Audiences will be amazed as we use liquid nitrogen to power the DHDC and will end with a BANG!

On-campus show requirements:

  • 1 table (minimum 4 ft. long)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Requires a large room with a ceiling at least 8 ft. high.
  • Cannot be performed outdoors when temperatures are above 90 degrees.

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THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC

Magician’s secrets revealed! For years magicians have relied on scientific principles for their most amazing illusions.  Students will witness tricks such as fire-eating and the bed of nails and uncover the science behind the magic.

On-campus show requirements:

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Access to electricity during performance.

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SCIENCEPALOOZA

Sciencepalooza features the zaniest experiments in Science Live! collection and explores a variety of science concepts. With a brand new series of demonstrations (eddy current guillotine, anyone?) exploring everything from optical illusions to materials science, every presentation provides an unparalleled science adventure!

On-campus show requirements:

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Access to electricity during performance.

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PORTABLE PLANETARIUM

StarLab brings the DHDC Space Theater to your campus! This fully enclosed portable planetarium projects a full-dome, current view of the Panhandle night sky. Similar to the Astronomy Live! Space Theater program, students in the Starlab will examine major stars and constellations and discover the mythologies surrounding their origin.

On-campus show requirements:

  • Requires a large room with a high ceiling, such as a gym or cafeteria
  • Access to electricity during performance
  • StarLab can fit a maximum of 30 students per presentation.  Multiple presentations may be reserved for larger groups.

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UNSEEN FORCES: PHYSICS AT WORK

Everything in our Universe moves and interacts, and forces play a major role in that movement. With giant cannons, a hovercraft, and other crazy demonstrations, Unseen Forces investigates the relationship between force and motion and explains how these unseen forces are at work in our daily lives.

On-campus show requirements:

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Access to electricity during performance.
  • Access to a sink after performance.

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WEATHER WONDERS

The atmospheric elements that combine to create weather work are largely unseen. Weather Wonders uncovers these elements through dynamic demonstrations which examine the conditions necessary to create clouds, precipitation, lightning, thunder, tornadoes, and other weather phenomena.

 On-campus show requirements: 

  • 2 tables (minimum 4 ft. long each)
  • Access to water before performance.
  • Access to electricity during performance.
  • Access to a sink after performance.

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