BILL BLAGG'S THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC

November 14 - 15, 2022 Des Moines Civic Center

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Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

Grades 1-5

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions!

This comedy-filled, action-packed presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! He caps the show off with an incredible water cycle display by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes!

The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue, and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible!

Curriculum Connections

Science, 21st Century Skills

Teacher Resources

Teachers will be granted access to supplemental materials to help students prepare for and to reflect on their experience at the theater. Materials are generally available four-six weeks before the performance. 

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