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About Dr. Dave

Dr. Dave was only 4 years old when man landed on the moon, but that event would have a huge impact on his life that has ultimately led to the Whiz Bang! Science Show. The excitement of watching that moonwalk and seeing all of the scientists in the control room that made it happen inspired him to be a scientist someday.

Dr. Dave grew up in central Illinois and attended the University of Illinois, receiving his Ph.D. in Plant Genetics in 1994. Dr. Dave moved to Ohio to work for the Ohio State University as a soybean geneticist. It is there that he began to perform demonstrations at open houses.

Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz Bang! Scientist teaches audiences about science and the natural world. He finds joy in teaching kids and adults alike about science. Dr. Dave can take complex scientific concepts and explain them in a simple entertaining manner.

He began in 1998 with a Magic of Soybeans show and DNA Extraction from Onions, Dr. Dave began honing his skills at making science fun and understandable. In 2003 he performed his first Whiz Bang Science Show at OSU’s Wooster campus open house. These proved so popular that he was asked to perform the show at the Wayne County Fair, OSU Bug’s World and Science of Agriculture open houses.

Dr. Dave has performed over 400 shows for over 50,000 people. These audiences range from after-school programs, library events, Vacation Bible Schools, conventions, Right-to-Read school assemblies, birthday parties to full production stage shows.


Groups of 20 or more can receive group discounts!


How can we help create memories for your group? Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted ticket rates and one free comp. Contact us to learn about special rates and packages for groups. Email Group Sales or call 855-344-7547.

Good to Know

About Meal Packages: With Buffet/Family-style Meals, the cost shown includes your ticket, meal, beverage, tax, and gratuity. Choose to eat at any Amish Country Dutchman Hospitality restaurant — Dutch Valley (Sugarcreek), Der Dutchman (Walnut Creek), or Berlin Farmstead (Berlin).

About Overnight Packages: Choose to stay at any Amish Country Dutchman Hospitality inn —
Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek or Carlisle Country Inn Berlin. Please contact our group sales staff to arrange an overnight stay at 855-344-7547.