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The Children’s Museum announces opening of a new exhibit ‘Abracadabra!’

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The Children’s Museum of Cleveland has announced the opening of their new summer/fall exhibit “Abracadabra!” that will be open through November 30, 2014. The purpose of the exhibit is to demonstrate how what appears to be magic can be sometimes explained through principles of math and science. As you journey through the exciting world of magic you will discover the following stations that you can participate in with your family.

Perform Magic

Your exciting journey into the world of magic begins with the chance to perform magic. Put on a magic cape and grab a magic wand as you perform magic on stage and become the center of attention. You may disappear into thin air, pull a rabbit out of a hat or even entertain everyone with your very own puppet show.

Be a Math Wizard

Surprise and amaze your friends and family with a selection of card tricks. Learn how to sort cards by number and suit. Learn math games like Sudoku (also known as “The Sum of 15”. Build domino trails then watch them fall! Have fun with a variety of geometric shapes while building things with them.

Magic as an Experiment

Learn how animals hide in nature by learning how to camouflage yourself. Suspend balls in mid-air. Use tubes and ramps to move objects from one place to another through the use of right angles. Discover the magic of electricity with an interactive demonstration. Using your own body heat, create a chemical reaction. Build something cool with magnets. Make a keystone arch in miniature or grab some friends and work on the giant five foot arch together.

Decipher Magic

Use your noggin and skills of analyzing to decode secret messages and use rubbings to reveal hidden objects.

Movement Magic

Check out how your body looks in an assortment of fun mirrors. Discover a world of different colors as you experiment with optical illusions.

About The Children’s Museum of Cleveland

Offering a variety of hands-on, family-oriented exhibits and programming, The Children's Museum of Cleveland is Northeast Ohio’s only destination and resource for young children 0 to 8 years old, parents and caregivers to engage in fun, innovative, interactive play that accelerates the child's creativity, development and education. The Children's Museum is located at 10730 Euclid Avenue in University Circle. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Regular admission is $8.00 for children and adults and free for infants 11 months and younger. The Museum’s operations are funded in part by the generous support of over 1,300 member families, and these members always receive the benefit of free admission. For more information about The Children's Museum of Cleveland visit www.ClevelandChildrensMuseum.org

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