MISSOULA – Have you ever wondered how optical illusions work? Have you ever wanted to put on a magic show for friends? On Saturday, May 17, children are invited to explore the fascinating science behind magic at the University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area’s Magic Camp.
Evan Disney, a professional magician who has performed on seven stages in Las Vegas, will lead the camp for children ages 8-12. Magic Camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $40 per child, with a 10 percent discount for siblings. To enroll, call 406-728-7836.
Committed to inspiring a culture of learning and discovery for all, the spectrUM Discovery Area is an interactive science center located in the heart of downtown Missoula. Annually, spectrUM serves more than 50,000 Montanans through in-museum and mobile programming.
National sponsors and partners include SciGirls, the NISE Network, the Western Montana Area Health Education Center and the Noyce Foundation. SpectrUM is supported by funding sources such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR Program. Its Science for All Scholarship Fund has given the gift of science to more than 17,000 Montana children.
The spectrUM Discovery Area Downtown, located at 218 E. Front St. in Missoula, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $3.50 per person. Teachers or schools interested in booking a field trip to the spectrUM museum or those who would like to arrange a stop on spectrUM’s mobile tour can call 406-728-STEM.