The Sky Tonight planetarium show has been rescheduled for July 11, 2018, due to Independence Day.
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10:00am to 5:00pm

Don't Try This at Home!

Live Science Shows

See what happens when toilet paper is combined with a leaf blower.
See what happens when toilet paper is combined with a leaf blower.
You can touch a cloud!
You can touch a cloud!
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... blast off!
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... blast off!

Please note that there will be no shows on Friday, February 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We’re baaaackfor a limited time only!

Don't Try This at Home is a series of live shows that explore science that's too messy, too noisy and too hair-raising to do at home! You can experience multiple different shows throughout the day, live, on stage, giving you plenty of opportunities to experience Don't Try This at Home during your Fleet visit.

  • Ever wonder what would happen if you combined a leaf blower and a roll of toilet paper? We'll show you. 
  • Grab your frenemy and volunteer, if you dare, for the Chain of Pain! See how shocking science can be.
  • Here comes the boom! Cover your ears and witness an explosive science demonstration.

All Don't Try This at Home live science shows are included with museum admission and are performed daily. Shows last approximately 15 thrilling minutes, start at 30 minutes past the hour and accommodate about 100 brave visitors. Don't Try This at Home ... but DO hurry! Don't Try This at Home is back at the Fleet for just a few short weeks.

Teachers: Did you know that you can bring Don't Try This at Home to your school?! Visit our science shows page to learn more!