Wow in the World Pop Up Party


Launched in May 2017, Wow in the World is a podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups that leads listeners on a journey away from their screens, inside their brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science, technology, and innovation. Distributed by NPR, Wow in the World marks the first show for kids in the public broadcaster’s 47-year history. Hosts Guy Raz (NPR’s Ted Radio Hour, How I Built This) and Mindy Thomas (SiriusXM’s Kid’s Place Live) weave a character-driven and humor-heavy narrative around the latest stories from peer-reviewed scientific journals about incredibly cool things happening in the world right now. Stories that spark listeners’ sense of wonder, ignite their curiosity and often cause endless belly-laughs. Stories that make kids excited about the world and their place in it.

The Wow in the World Pop-Up Party brings this insanely popular program OUT in the World where they combine STEM-themed interactive games and foley-infused comedy skits between science-themed songs from the Pop Ups, three-time Grammy nominees and creators of the “Wow in the World” theme song.Sketches and interactive games are inspired by topics from Wow in the World and bring Wowzers from the audience on stage to be lab-assistants and game show contestants.  This highly interactive show will engage curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leave them all saying “WOW!”

TICKETS range from $25.00-$35.00 plus applicable fees, and will be available starting at noon Friday, Jan. 25, at the historic Franklin Street Box Office ($29.50-$40.25 total, including fees) and online ($32.50-$44.25 total). A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75.00 plus fees ($83.75 at the Box Office or $89.25 online), which includes premium seating and a post-show meet & greet with Mindy Thomas + the Pop Ups!