Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments

Think of Hai-Ting Chinn as a 21 st century Mr. Wizard with a thrilling mezzo-soprano voice. “A scientist in the laboratory is not merely a technician but also a child faced with natural phenomena,” she sings in her new show Science Fair, An Opera Singer’s love song to science.

Conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn, Science Fair uses physical demonstrations and experiments, a libretto created from the words of scientists, and original music to illuminate our current understanding of the natural world. Celebrating curiosities like the formation of our solar system, the structure of the atom, and the ancient legacy of DNA, Science Fair blends light-hearted humor with luscious operatic vocals– and a remarkable wardrobe–to uplift the ordinary into the realm of wonder.

“An entertaining, sometimes poetic and unapologetically didactic concoction made up of song, science lectures and demonstrations.” – The New York Times.


Museum Members: $35
Non-Members: $40
25 and Under with Valid ID: $25

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Get tickets

On-line ticket sales end two hours prior to a performance.  At that time, please call the Box Office for tickets at 973.971.3706.



Image Credit (top): Hai-Ting-Chinn.  Photo by Kate Milford.

Hourly Schedule

New Day

8:00PM -
Friday, April 24, 2020
2:00PM -
Saturday, April 25, 2020


Apr 24 2020 - Apr 25 2020