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June 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Launch your family’s Independence Day weekend with a bang! Join us as we explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly Independence Day event. We’ll celebrate the USA with combustions and explosions every half-hour, and patriotic crafts and activities for all ages.

$5 per person for admission and a wristband to participate in all activities. Veterans and active military members are admitted Free with I.D.

Skip the line, and pre-purchase your tickets NOW! – ONLINE SALES ARE CLOSED. Admission at the door begins at 6:00 pm.

Patriotic crafts and activities will include:

  • Dunking Booth – take a turn dunking the Discovery Center’s Science Guides in the dunk tank.
  • Inflatable fun, courtesy of ER Now.
  • Water Rockets – guests will launch mega water rockets high into the sky.
  • Bubble Fun – The little ones will delight in the big tubs of soapy solution and bubble wants in different shapes and sizes.
  • Patriotic Sand Exploration – Express the USA with red, white and blue designs made with sand.
  • Make your own All-American Confetti Popper’s.

Combustions, Launches and Explosions will include:

  • Fire Power – Feel the explosive power of a fire hose. Amarillo firefighters will be here to hose guests down to beat the heat…or just for fun!
  • Mentos and Soda Geysers – A fountain of red, white and blue fun is a feast for the eyes!
  • Trashcan Chaos – Wait and watch for the air to fill with colored balls as they shoot out of a trashcan and into the air using liquid nitrogen.
  • Elephant Toothpaste – If elephants did use toothpaste, this is what it would look like! See how a few small ingredients grow into huge blobs of paste.
  • Alka-Seltzer Rockets – What better way to give homage to the Star Spangled banner than to demonstrate the ‘bomb bursting in air’, safely, using Alka-Seltzer and a film canister. See how high these rockets soar!
  • Nitrogen Cannon – Watch as we make a giant cloud that will shoot 10 feet in the air!

Explode! is sponsored by ER Now, Pete’s Car Smart KIA, Sonic, KAMR Local 4 & Fox 14, and Townsquare Media.