Mark your calendars now for a unique and fun time out with the family on Saturday, June 30th at the Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC)!
The Zany Umbrella Circus, www.zanyumbrellacircus.com, is a Pittsburgh-based folk art circus that uses physical theater, dance and live music to tell stories. Under the direction of founder and executive director Ben Sota, the circus explores a zany, fantastical realm where everyday items and experiences come to life and take on a magic of their own. For LSNC, they will perform Stories of the Season, a show that celebrates the seasons and the natural world. Every season has it's own personality and provides a different perspective on life and the natural world. This show is comprised of four short circus stories that celebrate the change of the seasons, human growth, and the different way stories can be told throughout the world. The show includes performances on the aerial fabric, trapeze, masks, and puppetry. Using recycled materials as stage props, they have performed across the country – including the White House – and internationally in places such as Afghanistan, Jordan, and Ethiopia.
You have two time choices on June 30th, 11am or 1:30pm. Advance tickets are $15/person or $50/immediate family. On the day of, the cost will be $17/person or $60/immediate family per show. Register now!
The Leslie Science and Nature Center is hosting this exciting event as a fundraiser where all proceeds will benefit their tremendous environmental education efforts. I can speak from experience when I say their efforts are exceptional because my family has attended and greatly enjoyed several of their events, hiked their trails, visited their Critter House, and viewed their Live Birds of Prey exhibit. We have become a fan of LSNC, already introduced many of our friends to it, and appreciate all that they do to teach our children to honor nature's gifts and help instill a love for the outdoors. Their staff has always been very knowledgeable and friendly.
Along with the Zany Umbrella Circus event, they already have a pluthera of other public programs planned, including a Hawk Hike, a Frog Fest, a Great American Backyard Campout, several day camps for your kids to choose from, etc, etc.
Be sure to check them all out on the
Leslie Science and Nature Center website.