Pattern Wizardry at the Bruce County Museum

(L to R) Britney Lemon, Ashlee DeVries, Joshua DeVries, Spencer Lemon and Ryan DeVries(front) get ready to have fun

Pattern Wizardry ... remember the magic ... opened at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre on Saturday.

While parents and grandparents may see the exhibit as educational, the kids see it as fun.   Opening day was filled with excitement as young, visiting 'wizard apprentices' had the opportunity to dress up with a 'wizard's cape' and try to solve the many puzzles and decipher the many patterns in the new exhibit's magical displays that combine nature and science.

In addition, opening day activities included a busy bee live hive observatory, a performance by Mad Science in the Museum's own Bruce Power Theatre and the opportunity for kids to create their own potion of "Ooey Gooey Slime" via science experiments alongside the mad scientists.

To tantalize taste buds, Ma 'n Pa's Olde Fashioned Kettle Corn from Kincardine magically transformed corn kernels to delicious mouth-watering kettle corn and a BBQ hosted by Southampton's 150th Fundraising Committee provided an outdoor lunch overlooking Fairy Lake.

It was a fun time for the entire family and the fun continues through to October with this special display from the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

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Joanne Lemon and son Spencer look at the patterns of butterflies

Joshua DeVries practices hands-on wizardry

Ryan and mother Tracey DeVries create magic on the light table

'Wizard' Doug Squire demonstrates how a tree absorbs nutrients

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Wizard, Hilary Schmalz acts as a guide