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Little Gather: In Jest Presents Science Circus

July 9, 2014 11:00am to 12:00pm
Little Gather: In Jest Presents Science Circus

Introduce little ones to the Museum through FREE storytelling, puppet shows, music, and lots of fun!  

In this production, Nels and his special guest, The Professor, use circus skills to make math and science fun! Prepare to be amazed and amused as you learn about forces, energy, and motion using bouncing balls, acrobatics, balancing, and even spinning plates.  Did you know that you can use mathematics to create juggling patterns? Or that just a few simple laws can explain the motion of many things, from acrobats to planets? Did you know that Isaac Newton had a brother named Fig Newton? (Just kidding!)

Stay after the performance and explore gallery objects related to the day’s theme. Visit the Innovation Center and a Glassbreaking Demo to learn more about the science of glass.

The Southeast Steuben County Library will be on site for each Little Gather Family session at 11 am, offering selected pieces from their collection centered around the Little Gather theme of the week. Bring your local library card to check out these items and further enhance your Little Gather experience at home.

Bring your family at 11 am. Groups can attend a special 9:30 am show. Groups MUST register (space is limited) by calling 607.438.5113 or emailing