One of my fondest childhood memories is when my grandparents took me to the circus for my 9th birthday. I can clearly remember the blue rope licorice and being awestruck by the motorcyclists in the cages. When the opportunity came up to attend a special event for CIRCUS: Science Under the Big Top, I knew the kids would love it and surprised them with a last minute family fun night.
We took a stroll through Balboa Park and checked out what exhibits were going on in the other museums since the lack of traffic during rush hour completely surprised us. I attempted to take a “nice” picture of the kids together before heading down to the Science Center. Futile.
Although the circus exhibit obviously isn’t the real deal (sorry, only plaster elephants), it was a bunch a fun and educational. There were opportunities to try the high wire and a huge elastic contraption that I’m guessing is for acrobatics. Mine are a little too small for any of the circus acts, but they were in complete awe by the demonstrations, performers and watching others bounce around.
The kids gorged themselves on cotton candy and popcorn. Dinner of champs.
Special thank you to the folks over at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center for inviting us out to see the exhibit. I can honestly say that we had an absolute blast. If you’re interested in checking out the circus exhibit, it’ll be up all summer.