Meet unicyclists, magicians, clowns, stilt walkers and mime artists as you go behind the scenes to uncover the technical skill and scientific know-how that creates the thrill of a day at the circus.
Discover the science involved in orchestrating physical feats of acrobatic daring. Find out more about the history of the big top to the maths behind mind-bending magic tricks.
All this and much more, including the chance to learn how to juggle, get a clown make-over and practice your mime skills before getting down at the silent disco.
Scingle: Circus Training Camp
Explore the science of the circus with Scingle. Using hands-on demonstrations you’ll discover why popcorn pops, what makes a good juggler and how to be a superstar hula-hooper.
Come and see balloons shaped in front of your very eyes by JOJO Fun and get one to take home.
JOJO Fun and Top Dog present their finest circus entertainers to amaze you with their flexibility and skill.
'Circus Scallywags' brings out the big kid in you as you get to take part in an interactive hula hoop workshop, then watch a magical movement performance to inspire the senses.
History of the circus
Travel back to the origins of the circus as we explore the shocking concept of the ‘freakshow’. Popular in the 19th and 20th centuries the shows featured individuals who were treated as objects of entertainment while often being exploited.
Three Balls & Beyond
Join Catchers In The Rye, a juggling group from Peckham for a thrilling and dynamic juggling workshop designed to work for all skill levels.
Get a lesson in making magic from science presenter Neil Monteiro in this interactive show. Using a combination of illusion and science you’ll see behind the curtain and discover how magic is created before learning how to do it for yourself.
Think clowns are scary? Think again – come and meet the friendliest clowns in all of London, then enjoy a clown-style make-over with body paint.
Meet a magician
Be prepared to be blown away by magic – Harry Potter is no match for the magician from JOJO Fun who will be creating a magical spectacular.
Join Tim Cockerill as takes you on a little journey into the miniature world of the Flea Circus.
Top Dog presents the tallest walker – feel small next to this talented giant as they wow you with their long legs.
Mathematicians from Queen Mary University London look at the link between magic and maths, watch the trick and see if you can work it out how it has been created.
Dancing on Icebergs Premiere + Q&A
As part of the Science Museum’s Antarctica festival, the Science Museum hosts the world premiere of Dancing on Icebergs, the behind-the-scenes look at the Corey Baker Dance Company’s polar dance expedition with ballet star Madeleine Graham. Accompanying the screening will be a Q&A with Baker, producer Anne Beresford and experts in Antarctic science to discuss the changing face of the great polar continent.
Whether you’re practising your moves or just in the mood to slam dunk the funk, grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
Embark on an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission and experience the thrill of being an astronaut. With Tim Peake as your guide, retrace the 400 km high-speed journey back to Earth from the International Space Station. 35% off the usual ticket price.
Cost: Free of Charge
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-08-29 18:45 2018-08-29 18:45 Europe/London Celebrate 250 years of the circus at Science Museum Lates Meet unicyclists, magicians, clowns, stilt walkers and mime artists as you go behind the scenes to uncover the technical skill and scientific know-how that creates the thrill of a day at the circus. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/08/29/celebrate-250-years-of-the-circus-at-science-museum-lates-179562 Science Museum,Exhibition Road, London, London,