Get ready to believe in Magic!
The Houston Museum of Natural Science reveals a spectacular new exhibition
WHAT: For the first time, experience an all-new illusion created especially for the Magic! exhibit.
Enter a life-size replica of a private train car of famed magician Hermann the Great, who traveled from one magical performance to the next by train with his wife, Adelaide . This powerful illusion—where visitors experience something akin to a séance led by the spirit of Adelaide Herrmann herself—is designed for only the bravest visitors.
This is just one of many adventures inviting visitors to step out of their everyday world and into a place where amazement lies around every corner. Presenting over 100 fascinating artifacts connected with legendary performers of the past and present, the exhibition will also feature film and video clips of famous magicians, as well as guest illusionists performing live.
Among the many intriguing artifacts featured are Harry Houdini’s trademark milk can and water escape trunk; Harry Blackstone’s “Zig Zag Girl” prop; Mike Caveney’s linking coat hangers; and items from the acts of Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, and other superstars of magic.
WHO: Scott Cervine, Guest Curator of Magic!, Houston Museum of Natural Science
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Houston Museum of Natural Science , One Hermann Circle Drive, 77030
HOW: Contact Melodie Wade at 713-639-4743 or come to Museum Services for assistance.
WHY: “In a way, it’s Science that gives us the language to experience Wonder. It’s the head-on collision of the two that inspires an unexpected feeling within...that’s what magic is all about for me,” said Scott Cervine, guest curator of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. “It’s no accident that Magic’s greatest innovators are often inventors or scientists first, who then become smitten with their own feeling of amazement and want to share it with a larger audience.”
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.