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Circus, arts and science combine for amazing kids show Saturday

Rhys Thomas and his Science Circus come to the Ave for a Saturday matinee. - Courtesy photo
Rhys Thomas and his Science Circus come to the Ave for a Saturday matinee.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Rhys Thomas and his Science Circus will be hitting the stage at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Auburn Ave Kids series.

The show venue has been changed to Washington Elementary School, located at 20 E. Main St.

Newtonian physics just got much more interesting.

Explore gravity through bowling ball juggling, gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats, center of mass on an acrobatic ladder and inertia with the old table cloth pull. Add the irresistible force of levity to even more tricks and you’ve got a rough idea of what the Science Circus is all about.

A former junior high school teacher, Rhys decided he’d rather juggle knives. He couldn’t cut out teaching completely, however, so he created “The Science Circus” – an exploration of Newtonian physics through circus arts.

Auburn AVE Kids showcases local, regional and national acts and touring presentations with an emphasis on audiences ages four through 12 and their parents.



• WHAT: Ave Kids presents Science Circus

• WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m.

• WHERE: Washington Elementary School, 20 E. Main. St.

• TICKETS: $6. Call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online through Brown Paper Tickets at

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