You know you’ve done something right when your 7-year-old leaves a science show and says, “Mom! I know what I want to be when I grow up. A science magician. And I want to get a master’s degree!”
I don’t home school my children, but I’ve always thought of myself as their most important teacher. I started bringing them to the RH Fleet Science Center’s Kid City when they were just toddlers, and we return to check out every new exhibit and show. Last week we were blown away as Jason Latimer, World Champion of Magic and judge on Syfy Channel’s Wizard Wars, used physics, mathematics and chemistry to perform amazing magic.
Right in front of us Jason turned a laser beam of light into enough of a solid to hang his jacket on it. He walked through a mirror. And with my son Gage’s help, he shaped a bowl of water into a ball that they picked up and let the audience touch.
As the Fleet’s new Curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer shares the “magic” of applied science with audiences. His show, The Impossible Science Experience, takes place each Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.95, but one lucky mom’s guide reader will win a family 4 pack of tickets to see the show!
While Jason’s magic performance does require a special ticket, Don’t Try This at Home comes free with museum admission and can equally inspire an interest in science in your kiddos.
Don’t Try This at Home is a series of live shows that explore science that’s too messy, too noisy and too hair-raising to do at home. You can experience up to three different shows throughout the day, one show performed each hour, live, on stage. It’s funny and fun and may motivate your family TO try some experiments at home. (we did!)
Having the Fleet in our community means ongoing opportunities to introduce science to your support and enhance what our kids are learning about science in schools. Check out Family Science Saturdays, summer camps and the Young Scientists Club.
Guess what? An “A” in science earns a kid free admission!
Want to treat your family of 4 to a day at the RH Fleet Science Center including tickets to The Impossible Science Experience? Enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment below with how many children you have and their ages. One reader will be randomly selected on Friday to win their choice of tickets to this weekend’s magic show!