Science circuses are interactive, usually traveling, exhibitions that present science-themed shows or displays to audiences in an entertaining, theatrical manner. They are a method of communication used to convey the wonders of science and technology and promote the process of scientific discovery.

Science circuses range from individual presenters focusing on a particular theme, such as Rhys Thomas's physics-focused juggling circus, to a combination of interactive exhibits and shows that present diverse science and technology themes.

General Motors promoted a traveling science circus in 1941, which focused on scientific advancements and included part of its famed Futurama exhibit, introduced in 1939 at the New York World's Fair. It included a big tent and sideshows that were transported using more than 20 vehicles and was referred to as a ...

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