Explore the Center's exhibit galleries from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Free for everyone. Please leave children at home. Evening options include:
The lecture is titled: Deception and Misperception On and Off the Magic Stage (free). Now you see it, and now you don't. Or do you? Stephen Macknik, Ph.D., of the Barrow Neurological Institute, will discuss how magic and illusions relate to misperceptions not just on stage where there isa willing suspension of disbelief, but also in crime, fraud, the legal system and the paranormal. Dr. Macknik is a laboratory director at the Barrow Neurological Institute, where he studies various aspects of visual, sensory, and cognitive neuroscience. Look for Dr. Macknik's new book Sleights of Mind, co-authored by Susana Martinez-Conde and Sandra Blakeslee, on the topic of neuromagic due out in the fall of 2010.
Planetarium Presentation: Under the Sea 3D (Regular admission fees apply for planetarium presentations.)