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The arts are a valuable part of the core curriculum yet they've been reduced or eliminated in schools across the country. In addition to satisfying state Board of Education requirements exposing students to Humanities, bringing your learners to curriculum-connected performances at the BCPA offer a multi-disciplinary approach to receiving and retaining information.

Whether it's literature-based studies or lessons in math, technology or history, we all learn differently and many students need to make visual or action connections to text or concepts. With titles ranging from classics like Anne of Green Gables to comedic kitchen science of Doktor KaBOOM!, the BCPA Student Spotlight Series proudly serves over 7,000 pupils a year in an historic world-class facility in the heart of downtown Bloomington.

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Gary Krinsky presents Toying with Science

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Gary Krinsky presents Toying with Science (Grades K-6)

Wed., March 21, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Toying with Science is a fast-paced, varied and dynamic program. It combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines. Garry and his audience investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who have played important roles in the exploration and discovery of concepts that define our world. Garry brings a number of science-based toys to life with motion, music, humor and insight. Limited dual field trip packages featuring the Student Spotlight show and activities at the Children's Discovery Museum will be available. Look for further details coming soon.


Curriculum Connections: Experimentation and lab safety, Scientific principals of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines

Please call the BCPA Ticket Office at (309) 434-2777 or
toll free at (866) 686-9541 to reserve your seats starting June 1st!

 Field Trip Package Offer
Enjoy a day filled with a show at the BCPA and a trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum (CDM) in our field trip package offer. A great offer when you’re limited on trips!

Calling all toy makers! Enjoy the Toying with Science show at the BCPA and a special program at the CDM. The CDM will be featuring toy making stations like tops and trucks in the Innovation Station on the Second Floor of the museum.

You may select Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 for your group. Cost is $12 per person for a full day. Enrollment is limited and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a plan call the BCPA Ticket Office: (309) 434-2777

Schedule 1
9:30-9:45am Drop off at BCPA/doors open
10:00-11:00am BCPA show
11:00-11:30am Lunch at BCPA (Bring your own lunch)
11:30-11:45am Travel to CDM
11:45-1:30pm CDM field trip w/free activities
1:30pm Depart CDM

Schedule 2
9:30-11:15am CDM field trip w/free activities
11:15-11:30am Travel to BCPA
11:30-12:00pm Lunch at BCPA (Bring your own lunch)
12:00-12:15pm Doors open
12:30-1:30pm BCPA show
1:30pm Depart BCPA


Thank you to the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation - Laura Sullivan and Culture Endowment Fund.

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