Opening to the public on October 28th, Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the latest traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum, which will showcase the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind.
While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill - from high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils - the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind's "acrobatic" perceptual tricks.
As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful facade that sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings, and guests can visit any of the Rings in the order they please.
Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Science Circus will unveil the "blindness" of your mind's eye.
Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzles and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.
Last but not the least, Ring Three is Encounters with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take on the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how our brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.
The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us.
Science Circus will be on display in The Mind Museum until the end of January 2017, and will travel around the Philippines.
Tickets to the exhibition will only cost P200 per head, and can be combined with a museum visit. To purchase tickets, you may do so directly from The Mind Museum Ticket Booth, or online at this link.