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**Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update**

Covid-19 continues to impact our lives. For the start of the Fall semester, we will only be offering virtual livestreams. We will perform our tried-and-true demos over the internet especially for you and your class, and field questions live! In mid-October, we will re-evaluate the situation and make a determination for the rest of the semester. Hopefully we can be back to live shows soon!

You can find our schedule below. If your desired date is free, email us to reserve it!

Schedule a Show!

Email us now to schedule a Physics Circus traveling show at your school! Please provide the following information:

  1. Contact name
  2. Contact email
  3. Contact phone number
  4. Name of school
  5. Grade level
  6. Number of students
  7. Three possible show dates, in order of preference; choose from the calendar below

Please note, we receive a large number of requests for shows. To ensure our ability to everyone, we will not return to same school for the two years following a visit. Therefore, we encourage schools to combine as many classes and grades as possible for a show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still performing virtual shows? Can I request a special time slot for a livestream show?
We are maintaining our capacity to perform via YouTube and Zoom. While we primarily wish to perform in person, if your school is quite distant from UT Austin, or if the Covid-19 situation does not improve, we can perform our dedicated virtual shows. Email us to see if we're available!

When will you return to performing live, in-person shows?
In the next two weeks we will make a decision for the next couple of months. We hoped to be back to in-person shows by now, but our first priority is the safety of our presenters and our audience.

What grade level is appropriate for the audience?
Physics Circus shows are best for grades K-5, though we occasionally do shows for middle schools with some adjustments. All ages (including adults) will enjoy the show, but elementary-schoolers will learn the most from it.

The following questions are in regards to in-person shows.

How many students can see a show?
We can present a show for between 100-300 students, depending on your facilities. School gymnasiums and auditoriums typically make good venues. If you have more significantly more than 300 kids, we prefer to split it up into two back-to-back shows.

Can you present at our school's STEM night, or other evening event?
Generally, no. Past experience has shown this to be an inefficient use of our resources. However, we would love to present at your school during regular school hours!

How do we prepare for a Physics Circus show?
Please provide two banquet tables for the demonstrations. If we are not performing on an elevated stage, please set the room up so that we are near an electrical outlet and there is at least ten feet of space between the tables and the audience.

How much does it cost?
We are fully funded by The University of Texas Physics Department. We will travel to your school at absolutely no cost to you!

May I use your video?
Host schools and organizations are welcome to use our video to generate interest in an upcoming show.

Why are there no dates listed on the calendar?
In the last week of August, we will post our availability for September through December. In the last week of January, we will post our availability for February through May. If you check before those dates, you may not see anything. Please email us your request anyway, and we will do our best to accomodate it.

Will you present on weekends, during the summer, or other times not listed on your calendar?
Possibly! These are usually harder to schedule, but please send us an email, and we will do our best to accomodate your request.

Calendar of Events

Note: If the embedded calendar does not appear for you, you can visit the Google Calendar page directly instead: Direct link