Houdini Weekend

  • Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 | Free with Museum Admission

Kick off our Summer of Magic with a special weekend exploring the life and work of the legendary Harry Houdini! Join us for films, programs, workshops, and activities for the whole family to learn about the master escape artist—and maybe even try some tricks yourself!

Houdini (2011)
Friday, July 13, 7–9 pm | Free with Pay-as-you-wish Friday Night
Discover the adventurous life of Harry Houdini in this jaw-dropping PBS documentary. Runtime 60 minutes

Houdini’s Needle Swallow & More Parlor Magic!
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12–4 pm 
Step right up to discover parlor magic performed by The Great Dubini! Gasp as he swallows needles in homage to Houdini and marvel at some of the oldest tricks in the history books.

Meet an Escape Artist!
Sunday, July 15 | 1–4 pm
Be amazed by sideshow and variety performer Adam RealMan and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Get behind-the-curtain tips on how to magicians free themselves from restraints, and marvel as Adam escapes a straitjacket, rope, and handcuffs!

History Detective Briefcase: Summer of Magic Edition
Saturdays and Sundays, 1–4 pm
Young magicians can check out a special Summer of Magic-themed History Detective briefcase in our DiMenna Children's History Museum and use it to explore the exhibition.