The Magic of Science

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!”

laser beams

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.

water ball

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.


Elephant Toothpaste Experiment

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 Saturdayssummer 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!

31 thoughts on “The Magic of Science

  1. momsguide says:

    And our winner is … Bethany! Congrats Bethany please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize. Everyone else, stay tuned for an awesome Balboa Park Explorer’s Pass giveaway coming soon!!!

  2. Virginia says:

    My 7 year old and 5 year old daughters would love this show. Thanks

  3. 2children 8 and 10. How fun.

  4. Ashley Schuroff says:

    Would love to go! I have a 5 year old nephew, 3 year old niece and 2 year old daughter…it would be so much better than watching frozen again, and again…

  5. Aline Grigorian says:

    Wow! That sounds really cool. I know the kids will love it, but I want to see it too!

  6. Dena Stark says:

    Mila age 9 would love this!

  7. Donelle Anderson says:

    My kids are 6, 4 & 10 months.

  8. Jenny M says:

    Oh sorry, my kids are 6, 5 and 3

  9. Jenny M says:

    We would love to go! 3 kids, and 2 of em are Science freaks! (so am I) 🙂

  10. Bethany says:

    We would love to go! Thanks for the opportunity! Kids ages are: 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, & 1 🙂

  11. Shawna enriquez says:

    I would love to take my nice and nephew!

  12. Dawn says:

    We’d love to go!

  13. Valerie says:

    My three boys would totally enjoy this experience!!!

  14. Maggie c says:

    Ages 5 and 8. They would love this show!

  15. Maggie c says:

    my two elementary kids would love this!!

  16. allison m says:

    so cool! my 3 kids would love this!

  17. Kerry Brown says:

    Whoops! My kids are ages 4 and 1.

  18. Kerry Brown says:

    I LOVE Reuben H Fleet! I started taking my son there when he was 18 months, and He absolutely fell in love with science and engineering. We no longer have a pass, so I’d love to take him and my daughter!

  19. Sheri Gisser says:

    I have a son who love math, science and magic. He even takes magic camp every year. He would love an opportunity to see Jason’s show.

  20. Denise Pollard says:

    I have one 7-year-old son 🙂

  21. Lesley says:

    I have 2 kiddies. DD is 8 and DS is 1.
    DD is in love with science and Egypt as a result she dreams about being an Egyptologist scientists!
    She has asked me to start teaching her about the periodic table of elements and she’s determined to learn it all this summer lolGood Luck to all!

  22. Megan G. says:

    My girls would love this!! Ages 8 & 3.

  23. Erin C. says:

    I’d love to take my kids age 4 and 2 years! Sounds like fun.

  24. Nikki matter says:

    my kids would love this! Ages 8,6, and 3.

  25. Jennifer Files says:

    We saw the Don’t try this at home shows and my boys were amazed. Super fun! We’d love to see the other show! 3 Sons – ages 8, 6 and 4. Thanks!

  26. please choose me. I have a daughter who is head over heels with science. Please!!!!!!!!

  27. Autumn Metteer says:

    My little ones loves science! Two boys 6 and 2&1/2

  28. Missy S. says:

    My son would love this show! He is 3 1/2.

  29. I have 2 little scientists in the making that would love this and one more son who would love all the visual aspects. Ages, 11,7 and 5. Daughter 13

  30. Heather S says:

    My older children would love to go. Ages 9,8,4 and 2.

  31. Hazel M. says:

    I have a son who will be turning 5 in a couple weeks and a nephew who is 5. They both love science and magic!

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