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Press Releases

Published on: March 28, 2011

The Greatest Show on Earth!


Performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will present "Science of the Circus"


BALTIMORE – "Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth!"

Would you be amazed to see a man with a large red nose, floppy shoes, and crazy hair bring science to life? The Enoch Pratt Free Library joins with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® to show you the science at work behind your favorite circus tricks.

Thursday, March 31
11am at the Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
1pm at the Southeast Anchor Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Have you ever wondered how the clowns at the circus perform some of those crazy tricks? See firsthand how concepts like balance, wind resistance, gyroscopic stability, and gravity impact tricks such as plate spinning, acrobatics and juggling.

Guests are in for some clowning around when "Ambassadors of Laughter" from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, make a special appearance at the Pratt to entertain, educate and engage the public. During the show, audience members will join actual Ringling Brothers clowns to try their hands at some of these famous stunts.

For more information about Science of the Circus, visit our website at Also look for the Pratt on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare and YouTube.

Remember at the Enoch Pratt Free Library: "Your journey starts here."

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