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Keiki Magic Show

by Brea Aamoth on September 17th, 2015


‘Imiloa Astronomy Center welcomes magician Ron Ishimaru for two performances of special keiki magic shows on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Applying S.T.E.M. principles (science, technology, engineering, math) to his show, Ishimaru will bring an extensive bag of tricks for keiki of all ages. Each thirty-minute show will be followed by a hands-on demonstration in which audience members will learn how to do a couple of magic tricks. Entrance to this event will be included in the General Admission cost and members will be free.

Born and raised in Hilo, Ishimaru is a retired engineer and currently resides on O‘ahu. He has performed all over the country, as well as internationally, in places such as Japan and Guam. He is involved in numerous national organizations for magicians, and for the past twenty years, he has been a magic instructor, advisor and mentor to many young magicians in Hawai‘i. For more information about this magical event, visit or call Guest Services at (808) 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawaiʻi’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).

Click here for the Keiki Magic Show S.T.E.M. Booklet PDF.

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