Science Genie Brings Explosive Show To Stamford's Ferguson Library

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Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie from the Children's Museum in West Hartford, disappears behind an experiment at Ferguson Library in Stamford on Thursday afternoon.
Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie from the Children's Museum in West Hartford, disappears behind an experiment at Ferguson Library in Stamford on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie from the Children's Museum in West Hartford, during an experiment at Ferguson Library on Thursday afternoon.
Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie from the Children's Museum in West Hartford, during an experiment at Ferguson Library on Thursday afternoon. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Delighted children look on as Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie from the Children's Museum, performs an experiment above their heads at the Ferguson Library on Thursday.
Delighted children look on as Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie from the Children's Museum, performs an experiment above their heads at the Ferguson Library on Thursday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Children flock to see Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie, from the Children's Museum in West Hartford on Thursday at the Ferguson Library.
Children flock to see Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie, from the Children's Museum in West Hartford on Thursday at the Ferguson Library. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Rapt children recoiled in joyful terror as Jonah Cohen, the Science Genie, unleashed experiments that ended with a bang in the Ferguson Library's third-floor auditorium Thursday afternoon in Stamford.

Among the dozens of children in attendance with their parents at the Fizz Boom Read event was Clerin John, 10, a Grade 5 student at Newfield School.

Clerin, who said she likes science and is especially interested in chemistry, was impressed with Cohen's experiments.

Cohen, who is based at the Children's Museum in West Hartford, performed a 45-minute science exhibition that entranced his youthful audience.

They flocked to the front of the auditorium and sat on the floor to get a better view of Cohen's experiments as parents and caregivers sat behind them. After the show, Cohen took questions from his young audience.

Despite what many people may think, he said, children are interested in science and don't need prompting to go to his programs.

"Most of the kids they want to come and see the science," Cohen said.  

He performs various science-related shows throughout the state with Thursday's presentation concentrating on chemistry-related experiments using liquid nitrogen and combustion.

He said it's always great to meet and interact with children when he goes on the road, except for one thing.

"It's great in every respect except I-95," he joked about the local traffic.

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