‘Kids of all ages’ invited to Sunday’s Cirque du Science

‘Kids of all ages’ invited to Sunday’s Cirque du Science          

March 30, 2016

With activities like “Egg Drop Engineering” and “Coke and Mentos Jousting,” members of Maryville College's American Chemical Society chapter and Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society hope this Sunday’s Cirque du Science event will make science fun and accessible for kids of all ages.

The outdoor fair, scheduled for 2-6 p.m., April 3 on the College’s front lawn, is open to the public. Entry is $5 and includes 20 tickets to play games. MC students and prospective students are admitted at no cost.

“Everyone can enjoy this event, as it has a little something for everyone,” said Allison Peeler, senior and co-president of the College’s ACS student chapter. “Science games can be fun and educational for kids, while competitive for adults.”

Community partners participating and offering activities and prizes include DENSO Manufacturing, the Knoxville ZooClayton-Bradley Academy and Be the Match, a marrow donor registry.

An inflatable obstacle course and slide and “Dunk the Professor” station also is planned.

By Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Executive Director for Marketing & Communications


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.