Through fabulous storytelling and fast-paced comedy, Ben Franklin and his want-to-be-inventor niece, Sarah, travel to France where they use the Scientific Method to test a mystical man’s magical cure-all in MESMERIZED: A BEN FRANKLIN SCIENCE & HISTORY MYSTERY. Kids will laugh as they engage their minds to solve this mystery, fueled with stories about Ben Franklin’s many scientific discoveries and electrifying inventions.
Themes Explored: S.T.E.M., Women in Science, The Scientific Method, Ben Franklin
Based on the book “Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France” by Mara Rockcliff
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PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday, October 7th performance at 9:30am of “Mesmerized: A Ben Franklin Science & History Mystery” will be a Masks Required In The Theatre performance to accommodate immunocompromised patrons. Masks will be provided by CCT for any patron attending.
Note on Lap Seat Tickets
-Lap seat tickets for children 18 months and under are available for $12.25 per show
-Lap seat tickets must be reserved by calling Guest Services ahead of time at (312) 374-8835, or can be purchased at the box office the day of show.
* This production is suitable for all ages – toddlers, children, and teens, but best suited for the recommendation above. However, you know your kids best! We trust your discretion while attending Chicago Children’s Theatre shows.
Free Lobby Activity
Our interactive lobby will stimulate imagination and feed curiosity when your family attends a performance of MESMERIZED: A BEN FRANKLIN SCIENCE & HISTORY MYSTERY. Join MAD SCIENCE at CCT for a free optical illusions booth experience. Audience members of all ages will have fun learning about reflection, diffraction, and other ways of tricking the brain. It’s sure to be an electrifyingly good time ⚡️