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April 24, 1997|By Lori Sears

Family Science Day

Discover the fun and mystery of science Saturday at the Maryland Science Center. Family Science Day will offer kids of all ages the opportunity to get into "Slime and Stuff," an activity sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Activities will also include "It's Alive," a look at the microscopic world of Chesapeake Bay; "Daytime Astronomy," a look into where the stars go when the sun comes out; and "Traveling Up!", a lesson in rocket science that allows kids to build their own rockets. All activities are offered in celebration of Maryland Science Week.

Family Science Day is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. Free with Science Center admission of $9 for adults; $7 for ages 4 to 17, seniors, military personnel; free for ages 3 and under. Call 410-685-5225.

Outdoor Adventure Expo

You'll be climbing the walls at the annual Outdoor Adventure Expo at Patapsco Valley State Park Saturday. Visitors can take pony rides, canoe trips, hay rides and nature walks, and can attempt the "climbing wall" throughout the day. Visitors can hear stories as part of a "Scales and Tales" production and learn some little-known facts about a variety of animals -- several of which will be at the park. Other events will include a youth fishing derby, musical performances, displays and demonstrations.

The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, South Street off U.S. 1 near Elkridge. Rain or shine. Free admission, but several activities may require a small fee. Call 410-461-5005.

Clown theater

Forget all you know about clowns. OK, almost everything. Rediscover clowning as the repertory company Theatricks presents "Payatz!", the first in a series of clown theater works aimed at garnering greater awareness of clowning as an art form -- clowning as more than just the painted face, red nose and rainbow wig.

The production will use classic and contemporary clown images and routines and combine vignettes in a production that tries to re-create clowns of old -- the theater clowns.

The show will take place today through Sunday and April 30 and May 2-3 at Baltimore's Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Show times are 8 p.m. each night except April 27, which offers a matinee at 3 p.m. only. The production is appropriate for ages 8 and over. Tickets are $14; $10 seniors; $8 students and Theatre Project members. Call 410-752-8558 or TTY 800-735-2258.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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