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Win tickets to see museum's Chemistry of Combustion

Posted June 28, 2010
Updated June 30, 2010

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is hosting the Chemistry of Combustion with two shows on July 8.

This very popular show, which is likely to sell out, features a team of scientists who light up the night sky with luminescent chemicals and fiery explosions. Shows are at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. July 8.

Tickets are $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Click here to learn more.

But I've got three packs of four tickets to give away to the 7:45 p.m. show!

What do you need to do to win? Answer the question below in the comments.

The question: When did you first start taking your kids to see July 4 fireworks? As infants, preschoolers, grade-schoolers, never?

This contest ends at 8 p.m. June 29 (that's Tuesday). Winners' user names will be posted on this post around 9 p.m. June 29 and emailed as well. Winners must respond by 5 p.m. June 30 (that's Wednesday) or a runner-up will be selected.

And stay tuned next week for a Dino Days giveaway!

Good luck!


jcook2, blakeannamomnicole and dinamcc

Winners please check your emails and get back to me as soon as you can!

Thanks to everybody who entered! Looks like I need to get my kids to some fireworks!

And congratulations again to the winners of the contest. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. They are Nicole of Wake Forest and Dina of Youngsville.

An update: We had to pick a runner-up because one of the original winners can't attend.

YesNoMaybeSo that's you. Check your email!


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  • shall6 Jun 29, 2010

    This contest is closed. Winners are listed above. If your name is listed above, check your email and get back to me!


  • toddnjodi Jun 29, 2010

    As an infant, our son watched from a local hillside where fireworks went off in many locations around town and we could view them all. Noise was not an issue as we were pretty far away. He wasn't impressed.
    As a toddler, we were able to get up close (right under). He loved it. He is very social and had all those around us OOHing and AWEing in concert. He did have a set of ear protects, which were very attractive, but he still has his hearing.

  • gunfam Jun 29, 2010

    I love seeing the fireworks, so I guess pretty young - around a year or two. The first few times were from inside the car - so the noise was not as loud :)

  • heidione40 Jun 29, 2010

    We began taking our children to see fireworks when they were infants. They have always loved watching them.

  • abbypiper2001 Jun 29, 2010

    We've been taking our kids since they were babies. Every year we attend the fireworks in our town and we also host our own fireworks celebration in our neighborhood.

  • momnay Jun 29, 2010

    Our are all spring babies, so by July I was ready for a night out. At the time we lived near a lake and would go watch the fireworks over the lake - usually the babies fell asleep in the stroller or carrier before they started. But since then it is something we look forward to each year and enjoy going to small towns or communities and enjoying different traditions and fireworks.

  • kilcorse365 Jun 29, 2010

    Our son is 3 years old and he loves fireworks. We started taking him when he was an infant and he has loved it ever since. I hope he will get to see this show. I have heard it rocks!

  • jatandcat Jun 29, 2010

    We started taking our children as infants, but they never appreciated them until they were a year or two old. Now they beg us to take them to as many shows as we can!!! They each love something different about the fireworks shows. One loves the colors and shapes, another the loud booms, and the other likes just spending time together staying up late and sitting outside!!

  • aedavies25 Jun 29, 2010

    We have taken the boys since they were about 2 and 3, at that age they were a little scared. But, now they are bigger and love the fireworks. We typically go to the show in our hometown here. They are great fireworks and we don't have to deal with all the crowding at the large stadiums!

  • champagnegoldens Jun 29, 2010

    We have always gone to see the fireworks and they've never been bothered by the sounds. They love the show and I think the key is to not get to close so the sound is not to loud! Gotta love the cute kids clothes for the fourth!