A science show is a mixture of comedy, magic and of course lots of science. They can be designed in many ways, with different scopes, however, all experiments should thrill the audience and should arouse interest in a science topic. Usually, these science shows are hands-on have some aspects that allow the audience to actively participate. Besides the entertainment, the explanations of the presented experiments should also be presented in a fun and informative fashion.
- Adult citizens
- Children 3-6
- Children 7-12
You can do it with all those groups, but we did it with professionals from different fields like public engagement or the cultural and creative sector.
Science shows are a good option if you want to present information in a little more depth to a larger audience. They can be an engaging and exciting way to showcase scientific concepts or phenomena and can highlight how fascinating science is. Because of the high entertainment value, science shows arouse children’s curiosity and interest in scientific topics.
- Decide on what you want to show, this might involve working with either trained performers, or with a researcher to develop the ideas for your show.
- Find appropriate venue
- Create your schedule for the show
- Promote your event
Science shows tend to work well and are of more interest if they have a background story (e.g. “Crime Show”, “Volcano Show”). Quiz games and audience voting are other examples of features that help to make a Science Show a more attractive event.
Keep in mind that it is important to hold the Science show either in places with high footfall or in an easily accessible venue.
There might be some costs for material, venue, technical support, and marketing, just to mention a few.