Sciencenter Showtime! Presentations
See science in action with a special interactive presentation at the Sciencenter every Saturday at 2 p.m. Showtime! is included with museum admission. For the complete monthly line-up of Showtime! presentations, please visit our News and Events Calendar.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Showtime! presenter, please contact Michelle Kortenaar, Director of Education, for information.
Thank you to all of our past Showtime! presenters.
Sciencenter Showtime! Mousetrap Cascade
Sciencenter Showtime! presentations cover a broad range of science topics. During this particular presentation, Dr. Luke Donev set off more than 500 mousetraps armed with over 1,000 ping pong balls. Sciencenter visitors watched in awe as a single ball triggered the cascade, and learned a bit about exponential growth. If you missed the presentation, or if you want to get a taste of the exciting presentations the Sciencenter offers, take a look at this compilation of highlights from the Mousetrap Cascade. More videos are available by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
Sciencenter Showtime! Mousetrap Cascade Video
This 3-minute video shows a time laps montage of over 1,000 ping pong balls and 500 mousetraps being set up for a cascade explosion. It shows the explosion from several angles and at different speeds. (709 MB)more angles of the Mousetrap Cascade