Mind Games 1: The Science of Perception Deception

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In this engaging program, Magician, storyteller, and author William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. Join us and you’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day that are influenced subconsciously. William also shares proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health. At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own. Make sure you have pencil or pen, and paper handy to participate in this interactive program.


Come back for Mind Games 2: The Science of Curious Thinking on Wednesday, February 9, 7:00 pm.

About William Pack:

Born and raised in Chicago, William Pack is a magician, storyteller, and author. At 11 years old, William got his first job in a magic shop. He performed close-up magic at the famous Schulien’s restaurant, caught cheats for a casino, and demonstrated magic for 13 years at Chicago’s Navy Pier. He is an internationally recognized magic historian.  In 2001, he taught actor Will Smith sleight of hand for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali.


Mask Procedure

Any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering (a mask or cloth face-covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.  Face-coverings are required in public indoor spaces.

based on EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-32 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 30) issued April 30, 2020