California Performing Arts Center : "An evening of Magic" with Khevin Barnes
“America’s Premier Environmental Magician”
The Audubon Society
“He is to nature what Mr. Rogers is to neighborhoods. Make no mistake, it is the pleasing and personable Barnes who makes this show come to life!”
Pete Schulberg--The Oregonian Newspaper—Review of the Dr. Wilderness television show
“Khevin, it’s heartwarming for me to know that there are people like you who are working to bring caring messages about science and nature to children.”
Fred Rogers--Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
The Dr. Wilderness Show, a 501 (c) nonprofit presentation since 1979, is an Emmy-award-winning family magic program. Featuring professional magician Khevin Barnes, the production began as a national television special, airing in prime-time on CBS stations.
An original graduate of Walt Disney elementary school and a former cast member and corporate magician at Disneyland, Khevin brings the “Disney” philosophy, excitement and performance standards to his live shows. The programs are interactive, multi-media family shows combining inspiring commentary, theater, robotics and magical illusions.
Khevin’s shows were seen by over one million elementary school students from 1990 to 2020 in 3,500 elementary schools in the U.S. with special performances for children in Japan, Germany, and South Korea. He has been featured in the “SAN DIEGO EARTH FAIR”, the largest Earth Day event in the country for 20 consecutive years, along with performances in 55 countries and 4 tours for the United States Department of Defense.
Today he performs for elementary school audiences, fairs, festivals and special events. The programs are science and nature based with an emphasis on environmental education and natural history. The Audubon Society called Khevin Barnes “America’s premier environmental magician” and he was voted “Best Family Entertainer” by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.