Houdini’s Magical Halloween

Houdini’s Magical Halloween


Oct 28 2018
, 10AM- 4PM


Sunday, October 28th

All activities included with Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Join us for a special Halloween weekend family day at the JMM inspired by our current exhibit Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. We will learn a little magic, conjure up some delicious treats and enjoy some marvelous crafts.

The highlight of the day will be two performances by Harry Houdini himself (well actually, magician David London playing Ehrich Weiss/ Harry Houdini). Our “Harry” will have a few tricks up his sleeve as he brings to life the story of the Hungarian Jewish immigrant who transformed himself into an international superstar. No ghosts or goblins but plenty of chains and lots of spirit.

All-Day Activities:

Build a velotrope and an elastic band airplane

Design your own Houdini poster

Make top hats and magic wands (including an edible wand!)

Learn two different magic tricks and Morse code


11:00 – Magician Peter Wood

12:00 – Houdini Living History Character with David London

1:00 – Magician Peter Wood

2:00 – Houdini Living History Character with David London

We are also offering special workshops for a small additional fee of $5 per workshop – these have limited spaces.

Card Trick Skills Workshop:

11:30am – Grade 3 and up: Register Now

1:30pm – Grades K-2: Register Now

3:30pm – Grade 3 and up: Register Now

Lockpicking Skills Workshop – Age 12 and up

10:30am: Register Now

12:30pm: Register Now

2:30pm: Register Now

This program is supported by a generous grant from The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund for the Enrichment of Jewish Education. This program presented in relation to the Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini exhibit, on display June 24, 2018 – January 21, 2019.

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