Show Info

The Yuck Show is an energetic science program based in Houston, Texas and available to theaters, schools, and other venues across the US, as well as for international engagements.

Yuck has been an exciting experience for me and for the tens of thousands of audience members who enjoy it each year, and I know it would be a great success at your venue in any format you choose. Please scroll below to learn about the shows. Also, school pricing information is directly below.

Yours truly,

Brian Whittington
Yuck Show

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2024-25 School Show Pricing:

$995First Show
$300Additional Shows (same day, same location)
variesTravel costs to your area ($200 to DFW, Austin and SA, $0 to Houston, or inquire)
$100 travel discount available
per school when booking w/ another school

or joining an existing travel block

Up to 50% grant available to Texas schools and nonprofit presenters through the TCA Texas Touring Roster program

Up to 50% grant available to Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Missouri schools and nonprofit presenters through the MAAA Regional Touring Program
$500“Explosions” chemistry supply surcharge, if desired

Yuck is based in the Houston area, and schools are asked to pay estimated costs, which may vary based on the scheduled show time, with the biggest variable being a hotel room for an overnight stay.  Typical travel costs are listed below.

Out-of-Texas shows are quite possible but typically require at least 3 schools to book as a group to make the travel costs reasonable for each school.

Yuck Game Show

In the Yuck Game Show, the audience is divided into two teams to compete in curriculum-based science games and big, highly visual science demonstrations, with the winning team’s captain getting the ultimate prize . . . SLIME!

In this active experience, an average of 40 students per show come up on stage for engaging activities ranging from blowing smoke rings across the room to making beach balls levitate in the air, to using scientific equipment to determine the winner of silly relay games, all leading up to the grand finale of the show, when the “winner” is covered in slime!

The Yuck Game Show is priced per show, with a significant discount for additional shows on the same day and at the same location.  On an elevated stage, the show can be performed for any audience size the room can accommodate.  This allows for the efficiency of doing programs for an entire school in 2 or 3 programs.  Most schools choose to schedule two grade levels at a time, for three shows during the day.

The Explosions Show

Imagine a crazy science YouTube video come alive . . . elephant toothpaste, hundreds of ping pong balls bursting into the air, liquid nitrogen clouds, trash can rockets flying in the air, and more!

The show is an exploration of properties of gases, starting with smaller demonstrations students can try at home, followed by bigger and bigger examples that expand on the same principles. This show introduces students to the wonders of science.

It can be presented in a couple of different ways:

  • Outdoor family science night! Those trash cans fly 60+ feet in the air, after all, so inviting your families to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for unique evening of science spectacles is a natural pairing for this show. This experience will not just be for the kids. The demonstrations are truly breathtaking. Parents will be amazed, too.

An evening show can follow daytime Yuck Show assemblies for an exciting day of science with zero duplication of material between shows. These shows can be quite popular after the kids go home buzzing about what they’ve seen already.

  • Indoor assembly or evening event! The show can be performed in a gymnasium space or modified for a stage setting. The demonstrations will be appropriately scaled for you space.
  • Fun variation to a regular Yuck Show! Adding a ping pong explosion or other elements to a Yuck Show creates a nice hybrid of these two concepts and is an excellent recommendation for schools wanting something different after seeing Yuck the year before.