The Mousetrap Machine Science Show is based out of Park Ridge, IL, but back when Miss Dena and I lived in Lincoln Square, we visited the Old Town School of Folk Music often (we even took a swing dancing class there before our wedding!)
More than just a folk music center, the Old Town School serves as the cultural heart of Lincoln Square, offering classes in every conceivable genre of music as well as regular concerts and live performances.
In addition to evening shows, the Old Town School also hosts performances for school field trips. In October, 2014, Smarty Pants was honored to be invited to perform the Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly for over 250 local elementary school students from the Chicago area.
During the Mousetrap Machine Show, students learned how five simple machines work – both separately and combined into more advanced machines. The students were very energetic and enthusiastic about seeing the show, and afterwards one class requested a group photo with all of the show’s amazing balloon machines. How could I refuse!?
The Mousetrap Machine Science Show is often performed at schools as an assembly, but we can also present the show in your local theatre or cultural arts center. For more information, drop us a line through our contact page!