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Science’s greatest and most volatile show is arriving at QPAC this summer

It’s time to sit back and strap on your safety goggles because Brainiac Live! is coming to Brisbane from January 9-13!

Brainiac Live! will take you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful – in other words, science. There will be exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts. We can’t imagine anything cooler.

Head Brainiac, Brainiac Ned, says he has a big task ahead of him with the show in January.

“I will never shy away from a daredevil stunt and will always be the first to give a new experiment a go,” Brainiac Ned says. “I also have to make sure all the other Brainiacs are behaving.

The hour-long show is messy, loud and action-packed. It will see the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science and do all of those things on stage that you can’t do at home – including daredevil explosions and freezing fingers with liquid nitrogen.

You can also join the Brainiac Detective Academy and become a Trainee Brainiac Detective. The hour-long interactive workshop is led by the Brainiacs and uses real forensic techniques to discover clues and help solve a mystery.

You will learn about the different types of fingerprints and how to extract them from crime scenes. As Trainee Detectives, you will also try to analyse the ink used to write the ransom note and a footprint found at the crime scene to find who committed the crime.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)’s SummerSet will run from December 12 to January 13. Here’s what else is on the calendar:

Emily Brown and the Thing, December 12 to 23
Audience members aged 3+ will delight in following Emily Brown and her rabbit Stanley on their magical adventures to help the ‘Thing’ get to sleep.

The 78-Storey Treehouse, December 13 to 23
Following a sell-out season of The 13-Storey Treehouse in April, Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.

The Funatorium: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, January 3 to 13
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a cast of talented circus performers will treat the crowd to a show full of acrobatics, circus, singing, dancing and roller skates – made just for kids.

Visit www.qpac.com.au/summer

Words // Nicholas Grech

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