Mayborn Museum To Host 'Science Magic' Sensational Saturday

Nov. 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:

• Adults: $6
• 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.

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