Ladies and gentlemen, have your tickets ready. Tonight, under the big top, we welcome KW’s newest and coolest exhibit: Circus: Science under the big top.
The Waterloo Region Museum plays host to to this fun, interactive circus exhibit where you get to dabble in the dazzling world of circus life, without the sad elephants and caged tigers.
We took our three-year old but I think I had just as much fun as he did.
We got to dress up in circus performer clothes, perfect our circus performer tricks such as juggling and walking a tight rope (I was half terrified so couldn’t let go of the harness but someone braver could easily do it) and take deep whiffs of circus-type smells (note to you: pass on sniffing the “circus sweat” option).
The exhibits offer some interesting circus historical bits interspersed with buttons to push that made interesting sounds, fun questions (with the answers hidden under secret flaps), activities to test your brute strength and an awesome fun mirror that no matter how old you are is still pretty cool.
I am a bit shame-faced to admit this was my first time to the museum. It is a very cool place with friendly staff and some neat permanent exhibits. Despite the huge amount of snow, I could tell it sits on a beautiful piece of property, well worth exploring in nicer temps.
The circus exhibits runs until May 5, 2013. Even if you don’t have kiddos, you should go. You might even have more fun.
Have you checked it out? If so, let me know what you thought.