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Science of the Circus Workshop

Crazy Physics at the circus.

Hands-on vacation or school workshop all about the Physics in The Circus.

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to witness the spectacular intersection of science and circus!


Welcome to the wondrous realm where gravity-defying activities, are a canvas for scientific exploration. In this amazing wacky world, jugglers toss balls and clubs, showcasing Newton's Laws of Motion in action, while tightrope walkers traverse perilous heights, demonstrating balance and centre of mass.

The Science of The Circus unfolds, revealing the hidden forces that occur under the BIG top that are  exhilarating. Step right up and prepare to be amazed as we unravel the mysteries behind every thrilling act under the big top!

See the Magic Circus Genie appear! 

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Rotational Motion

The wonder of rotational motion is explored in spinning plates.

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Diablo Physics

Kinetic energy and energy transformations in Diablo.

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Projectile Motion

Clown's out of a cannon show projectile motion. We explore a variety of activities that illustrate projectile motion.

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Gyro tightrope walker

Explore the science behind centre of gravity & balance with mini & BIG Gyroscopes.

Crazy Face Balance

Try and use your knowledge of Inertia to balance these LONG pole faces.

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Nail bed challenge

Are you a circus star and can you experience the nail bed challenge?

TWO sizes to try. Learn about pressure in a fun way.

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So many activities.....

Inertia momentum cans are a favourite to learn about how mass affects a body's momentum,

Others include:

  • Fire Ball
    Cannon experiment
    Inertia table and much more!


  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a maximum of 30 children per class

  • 6 Tables arranged around a room. ​​

  • Some activities need outside space.​​

  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

Booking Info

email me (Darin) at 

containing the information below or fill out the form. I will get back to your by the end of the day (if not sooner).


​​$540 (incl  GST)  for 60 minutes or $640 (incl GST) for 90 minutes per workshop.


Enquire - Science of the Circus

Encouraging curious minds


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02:30 PM

Thanks for enquiry. I will get back to you by the end of the day, if not earlier.

A show experience for bigger groups! 

rocket show

Wacky Science Show

Interactive BIG Show for larger audiences

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LN Show

Interactive LN Show for larger audiences.

ooze slime

Get your own Slime test tubes

Class sets available

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