Doktor Kaboom! Brings Zany Science to Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Disclosure: Ann Arbor Summer Festival has provided my family with tickets to Doktor Kaboom! and 4 sets of giveaway tickets in exchange for event promotion.

For the first time in several years, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Main Stage program includes two kids shows from Doktor Kaboom!. The shows are at the Power Center on Sunday, June 18th which is Father’s Day.

Doktor Kaboom!

About Doktor Kaboom!

Doktor Kaboom! is a zany, high energy German scientist brought to life by comedian and actor David Epley. His shows combine science, audience participation, and improv to make science entertaining. The shows are great for all ages, but specifically recommended for families with kids ages 6-16. Make sure your kids are ready to volunteer to participate in the fun.

Check out his fun in the clip below of Doktor Kaboom! at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.


This spring, we saw Brain Candy in Detroit. That show brought together Adam Savage from Mythbusters and Michael Stevens from the YouTube channel VSauce for a fun, science themed show. We loved the show. When I saw Doktor Kaboom! on the Ann Arbor Summer Festival schedule, I knew we wanted to see his show too. I had a hard time choosing which show to see. I considered attending both shows, but my husband only wanted to see one show. Since it is on Father’s Day, his opinion won.

Doktor Kaboom! It’s Just Rocket Science

The 1p show is “It’s Just Rocket Science“. Through Doktor Kaboom!’s zany antics, the show will explore the principles of space travel.


Doktor Kaboom! It's Just Rocket Science

Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire

The 4p show is “Live Wire”“Live Wire”. In Live Wire, Doktor Kaboom! will demonstrate the wonders of electricity. Topics include Tesla coils, Van de Graaf generators, and more.

Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire

Doktor Kaboom! Tickets

Tickets to the Doktor Kaboom! shows are available for purchaseavailable for purchase on the Ann Arbor Summer Festival page for each event. Tickets are $15/person.

Other Top of the Park Activities on Father’s Day

Of course Top of the Park is in full swing on Father’s Day. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is sponsoring the KidZone Tent. Since it is a Sunday Night, The Shake Ups in Ponyville will be performing the Kids Rock Concert at 7. Then, the family friendly movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Don’t miss our full 2017 Top of the Park Kids Guide:

Top of the Park 2017 Kids Guide - Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Doktor Kaboom! Ticket Giveaway – Ended

Congratulations to the winners of our ticket giveaway! I hope you enjoy the show. If you didn’t win, there are still plenty of seats left. Buy your tickets now!

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has provided me with tickets to Doktor Kaboom! for my readers. There are two four packs for each show, It’s Just Rocket Science at 1p and Live Wire at 4p. Entry for the tickets is via the form below. In the required entry, please provide your preferred show time. Ticket winners will be picked sequentially. If there are more than two winners who requested the same show, the additional winners will be offered the opportunity to attend the other show.

Doktor Kaboom!

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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