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Magic at the Museums

February 21 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

There’s mischief afoot! Enjoy strolling magic in the galleries, try your hand at a variety of magic tricks, pop in our wizard photo booth, make your own potion and more. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Performance

Fran Flynn: Magician Extraordinaire , 2 pm
A must-see show that children and adults will thoroughly enjoy. Fran presents an action-packed, laughter-filled, highly visual comedy magic show. The performance features audience participation, quick wit, one-liners, a dove, and a special appearance by “Snuggles,” a very real and very friendly magical rabbit. Making the show even more magical is Fran’s obvious and natural love and respect for everyone in the audience.

Ongoing Activities

Strolling Magic, 11 am-1 pm
Malik the Magic Guy is a comedy magician with over 25 years of experience performing for families.

You’re the Magician!, 11 am-3 pm
Dress up in a cape, pull a rabbit out of a hat, and try your hand at a variety of other magic tricks too. Try some, “Science Magic,” led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable educators.

Wizard’s Photo Booth, 11 am-3 pm
Whether you’re a first year student or the leader of a fellowship, grab a cloak, a wand, cauldron, and an owl puppet to take a selfie. Share on social media using #atthemuseums.

Colorful, Magical Creatures, 11 am-3 pm
Wildlife coloration and markings relate to the specific habitat of each animal. Colors can help animals survive by concealing them, helping them blend into the background, stand out as a warning, or mimic another species. Compare and contrast brightly colored animals and animals that camouflage, then create your own magical bird, reptile, fish, insect, amphibian, or mammal and describe how its colors help it survive and thrive.

Make Your Own Potion, noon-4 pm
Follow a scavenger hunt through the second floor of the Geroge Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum to “collect” magical ingredients to create your own potion in the Art Discovery Center.


February 21
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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