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Discover the Amazing Science Behind Movie Fire Stunts and Fireworks!
'Blazing Science' shows happen September 27 and 28, 2003 at the Museum of Discovery and Science




Fort Lauderdale, September 19, 2003 - The Museum of Discovery and Science will host a weekend of unique, entertaining and educational shows about the science of energy, fire, and fire safety. Mik Jacobs, the creator and presenter of Blazing Science, will perform at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on September 27 and 28, 2003.

Visitors will be enthralled by the Blazing Science shows, which are an exciting combination of Mik Jacobsí theatrical experience and his love of science. Mik Jacobsí Blazing Science shows are packed with visually amazing experiments that allow visitors to discover the science behind fireworks and the secrets of motion picture fire stunts. Visitors will also learn about fire safety and the importance of Stop, Drop & Roll.

Mik Jacobs, an award winning writer and entertainer, has performed with Universal Studios, Disney MGM and Sea World of Florida. He has been writing and performing original theatrical programs for over a decade with prominent institutions including The Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Florida, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

He is an active member of the American Screen Actor's Guild, The National Education Outreach Network, The International Museum Theatre Alliance and a session speaker for The Association of Science and Technology Centers and The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums.


The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to promote and increase the understanding and appreciation of science in children and adults through entertaining interaction with educational exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year.

The Museum is open seven days per week, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. with extended IMAX hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. General admission prices are $14.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors and students; $12.00 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX® film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637).

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