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WHAT: In celebration of National Magic Week and the upcoming special exhibition, Magic: The Science of Wonder, opening Feb. 26, 2010, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is teaming up with world-class magicians to educate and entertain 4th and 5th grade students and families with feats of wonder that dazzle the eye and confound expectations – and teach them the science behind magical illusions.
Though seemingly entangled in secrecy, magicians actually combine a variety of scientific disciplines, including math and physics, with the art of performance, to create their captivating illusions.
WHO: Scott Cervine, magician and visiting curator for Magic: The Science of Wonder at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cornelius Elementary School, HISD, 7475 Westover St., 77087
Magic by: Michael David Blanco and Jessica Michelle Cubelli, the Rhythm of Magic
Nationally acclaimed magician Scott Cervine will explain and demonstrate the correlation between science and magic to students utilizing special magic tricks. Then, two of the nation’s premiere ballroom dancers, Michael Blanco and Jessica Cubelli, who are known for their unique and captivating combination of dancing, acting and magic, will showcase a special children’s performance in honor of National Magic Week.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Location: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 1 Hermann Circle Drive, 77030
Magic by: Walking Magicians Scott Hollingsworth and Scott Wells and a special performance at 1 p.m. by Curt Miller, Curt Miller Productions
Scott Hollingsworth and Scott Wells will perform amazing tricks close-up, right in front of visitors’ eyes. Plus, nationally known magician Curt Miller will entertain with an amazing blend of magic and clean comedy suitable for all ages. You won’t believe your eyes as Curt makes a volunteer from the audience levitate in midair.
HOW: Contact Melodie Wade at 713-639-4743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY:“It may seem contradictory, but science and magic are very closely related—magicians combine a variety of scientific disciplines, such as math and physics, with the art of performance to create dazzling effects and fascinating illusions,” said Scott Cervine, visiting curator for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. “Magic taps into the universal desire to know ‘how does that work?’ which makes it the perfect subject to get people of all ages – but especially kids – interested in the science behind the magic, and the world around them.”
The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation’s most-heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham IMAX® Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.