TJC science center fall shows focus on STEM topics
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The science of motion and STEM education are the focus of a new dome show, exhibit and upcoming science night at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

TJC science center is located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Parking is free. For tickets or more information, go to

Dome show features engineering marvels from around the world

Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” reveals how engineers have changed both everyday lives and entire societies: from the Roman Arch to the Great Wall of China, from one much-needed village bridge to the cosmic International Space Station, from underwater tools to death-defying rollercoasters, wind-resisting skyscrapers and pneumatic tube vehicles that might one day zoom up to 700 mph.

Because engineering is truly a universally shared need, the film spans the globe from China and Nepal to Dubai, Australia and Haiti back to Seattle, San Francisco and Phoenix. It follows a group of engineers from diverse backgrounds, each excited to ask in their own way: “What cool solutions can we come up with next?”

The 42-minute film offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire students from all backgrounds to become the innovators, educators and leaders who will improve the lives of people around the world throughout the 21st century.

Show times are 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Oct. 28. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children.

Science of motion exhibit

“Roll, Drop, Bounce” is a hands-on exhibit designed to get children of all ages excited about science.

“The physics of motion is the topic of the exhibit, but the main theme is having fun doing experiments with balls and wheels,” said Brian Kremer, TJC science center coordinator.

“While interacting with model cars, colliding balls and catapults, visitors develop an understanding of the science of motion.”

Children will be able to move on air currents, play with catapults, race balls along ramps and even build and race their own cars.

Admission is $3, or is included in the price of a ticket to the dome show.

Mad Scientists return Saturday, Oct. 14

The Mad Scientists will return to TJC with an engineering-related science night, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $10 per child and are available at

Discover the engineering challenges common to everything we build.

This fun and engaging mad science show will bring out the creativity of engineers as they go through the design process and solve real-world problems.

Dare to walk on eggs? Make wooden structures fall due to earthquakes? Join us Oct. 14 as our youngest engineers learn how to build and shape a better world.


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