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10:00am to 5:00pm

Don't Try This at Home!

Live science shows at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily

You can touch a cloud!
You can touch a cloud!
Experience static electricity!
Experience static electricity!

Please note that on Friday, October 12 there will be one show that day at 2:30 PM

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Don't Try This at Home is back, in its home, at the Fleet Science Center with a series of live shows that explore science that's too cool and too hair-raising to do at home! You can experience two different shows daily, live, on stage, giving you plenty of opportunities to experience Don't Try This at Home during your Fleet visit.

  • 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 two times per day (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 pm) and accommodate about 90 brave visitors. Don't Try This at Home ... but DO hurry on in and check it out! 

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!