The Fine and Performing Arts Center is extending an opportunity to bring students to the schooltime show of Bill Blagg’s
The Science of Magic! It is only open to school or homeschool groups.

Suggested for Grades 1-5 | 55 minutes, no intermission
Tickets are $9 per student/teacher/chaperone, and the organizer ticket is free.

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, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create the impossible!

Bill’s 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! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle 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!

Learning Connections: Scientific Method, Mirrors/light reflection/refraction, Trial and error, The value of failure, Nature of solids, Center of gravity, Physical Properties, Physical Changes, Perspective, Magnetism, Theatre/drama, Willing suspension of disbelief, Problem solving, States of Matter, and The Water Cycle

Tickets must be reserved via or by phone at 708-974-5492. Seating is limited, and please let us know if you need wheelchair accessibility at the time of your reservation. Once we receive your ticket count, we will submit an invoice to you for payment.