Blue Man Group actors will be at Exploration Place before show

The worlds of theater and science will come together when members of the Blue Man Group visit Wichita’s science museum, Exploration Place, to conduct experiments with school kids in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Blue Man Group – Making Waves.”

The trio of musician/mimes with their famous glossy blue bald heads will be at Exploration Place at 1 p.m. Tuesday ahead of their 7:30 p.m. performance in Century II Concert Hall.

The Blue Men will interact with kids for an experiment called “Elephant’s Toothpaste,” a project that explores the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen gas with the help of detergent and food coloring. The reaction looks like a large funnel of toothpaste being squeezed out of a tube – big enough for an elephant, hence the name.

The “Blue Men Group – Making Waves” exhibit, which originated at Boston’s Children’s Museum, is interactive and encourages visitors to concoct musical instruments out of PVC pipes and play then like the Blue Men do on stage. It also involves using the human body as a drum and making patterns with vibrations.

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