Science Circus

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Step right up to the Science Circus, where Newtonian physics takes center stage in a thrilling blend of science, comedy, and circus arts! Join us for an unforgettable experience as we delve into the secrets of gravity through bowling ball juggling, explore gyroscopic stability with mesmerizing glass bowl spinning, and discover centripetal force with cowboy lariats. Hold onto your seats as we uncover the mysteries of center of balance with a tall unicycle and demonstrate inertia with the classic tablecloth pull. With the irresistible force of levity, the Science Circus promises a show like no other! For all ages.

This stem-based comedy show works on so many levels that people often compare it to a Pixar movie.

Growing up in rural Oregon, Rhys Thomas learned to juggle in high school to impress a girl and then lost the girl and juggled to forget. He went to the University of Oregon and claims to have an M.F.A. (Master of Frivolous Arts). Paying off his college loans as a rain-soaked street performer, Rhys created Science Circus to get an indoor gig at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center. This led to museums in 7 countries and hundreds of school shows. Rhys also created his “tour de farce” of circus tricks called JuggleMania to get on to cruise ships and into theaters and international festivals in 30 countries.


Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Disability Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.

Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca están abiertos al público y se brindan sin costo. Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales utilizando nuestro formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones para personas con discapacidades (en inglés) hasta 15 días antes del evento.