Science

Dino Light at The Da Vinci Science Center

We were so excited to perform Dino Light during the month of November at The Da Vinci Discovery and Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Here’s what they had to say:

I would like to express my sincerest of gratitude to each of you for helping to bring Lightwire Theater's Dino Light to Da Vinci Science Center for the past several weeks.  It was the largest undertaking of this kind at the Center and had a profound impact on our community, allowing them to clearly see how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Science come together in our lives.

As our final day of shows draws to a close, I wanted to give you all a few details about how everything went:

  • 6,300+ visitors including children of all ages, adults, school field trip groups, family reunions, and several special needs groups saw Dino Light at Da Vinci Science Center.

  • Our Membership sales more than doubled over the previous year as we were able to tell the public about all the great things to come over the next year after each show.

  • We broke several attendance records for the months of November and December.  Most notably, the weekend of Thanksgiving - we had not seen over 500 visitors since our opening weekend when we built the Center - each day of that long weekend we had well over 500 people!

  • We facilitated paper circuits, 3D die cut dino bone puzzles, and mechanical straw puppets alongside the show's run in our Creativity Studio which allowed visitors to practice many of the skills needed to make their own light-up shows at home.

  • Countless visitors, board members, and major donors reported that this was, by far, the best combination of activities they have ever seen here.

Finally, on a more personal note, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Stephen, Elizabeth, Scott, Blue, and Geoff throughout this experience.  I really appreciate Blue and Geoff for their work on opening weekend to fill in and get Scott all trained up.  Scott did a phenomenal job really bringing Darwin to life, and it was great to watch him grow into it after 60 shows.  Stephen and Elizabeth are just awesome; their passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for their work was evident to everyone who had the opportunity to meet them.

On our final day, I am saddened as they will be departing, but also excited for the future of high quality programming here at Da Vinci.  With your help, I have been able to make a clear case for why performance theater is an important part of our science center experience.  I look forward to hopefully being able to bring Lightwire Theater back to Da Vinci again soon.

Once again, thank you all for helping us to bring science to life and lives to science.  Happy New Year!

Tyler Groft