Mayborn Museum To Host 'Science Magic' Sensational SaturdayNov. 8, 2005
by Sarah Levine, Mayborn Museum (254) 710-2517
The Mayborn Museum Complex will host the November Sensational Saturday - Science Magic - on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Baylor University assistant chemistry professor Darrin Bellert, assisted by Baylor chemistry students, will present a variety of fascinating science magic tricks, including:
Blowing up Gummi Bears
H2 balloon trees simulate the Hindenburg disaster
T-shirts that burst into flames but remain intact
Colorful explosions in a tribute to Baylor University
Dr. Bellert's shows will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be held outside at the Mayborn Museum near the parking lot.
A variety of hands-on science experiments will take place inside the museum throughout the day, including optical illusions, magic Gak, the amazing potato-and-straw trick, and TV magic - find yourself in a scene from a movie. Visitors also will be able to make recycled paper. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a special glow-in-the-dark demonstration.
Activities are included with price of admission:
Seniors 65 and over: $5
Children 18 months to 12 years: $4
Mayborn Museum members are free.
The Mayborn Museum Complex is located at 1300 S. University Parks Dr. in Waco.