OK, so the Circus! exhibition at the Science Center isn't a college per se, but if you pay a tuition of $4 to $5, you can find out the science behind sword-swallowing, learn how animals converse with one another, and train with the best circus performers: the fleas. Also, enrolling in the trapeze classes offered will be a great way to showcase your circus devotion: You can have a single swing on a trapeze for $17.25 (starting June 15) or take two-hour trapeze classes (starting June 16).
Of course, students know better than anyone that life is a balancing act, and at Circus! that concept is taken literally with the nine-feet-high tightrope that you can (try to) walk. Talk about courage and setting goals! Plus, you can flaunt your inner strength, or maybe just your strength, when you strive to bend an iron bar.
But if all this sounds like too much effort, live vicariously through the Cirque du Soleil circus masters. These talents show how far humans have come in the Omnimax presentation Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (pictured), beginning Friday, June 3 (check the Science Center's Web site for times). Pay $6 to $7 (or $9 to $10 for the movie-and-exhibit scholarship), and sit back as Cirque does all the work for you.
There's one catch though: You have to act now to experience this special college -- diplomas will be passed out on September 5 when the semester ends and the Circus! exhibit closes.