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Science After Dark: Wine & Chocolate – tonight at the Museum of Discovery

How does the Museum of Discovery’s monthly Science After Dark top itself?  What do people love more than STAR WARS? The answer is, of course, Wine and Chocolate!

Tonight from 6pm until 9pm, Science After Dark focuses on Wine and Chocolate.

Explore fermentation, the science of making chocolate and discover the process of pairing the two!
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend.
Admission is $5
Bring cash for beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing and beer, cocktails and pizza from Damgoode Pies River Market.

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Star Wars Science tonight at Museum of Discovery, or “Light Sabres and Beer, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

MOD Dark Star WarsEach month the Museum of Discovery hosts “Science after Dark” for adults aged 21 and up.  This month’s theme is “Star Wars Science.”

Here are some of the things you can expect:
-Making finger light sabres

-Fusing plastic to make Darth Vader capes

-Geeking out with Star Wars science facts, fun, and..well, it’s Star Wars!!!!!!

Don’t forget to bring cash for refreshments from Stone’s Throw Brewing and Damgoode Pies.

The program runs from 6pm to 9pm. Cost is $5, FREE for museum members. (Go ahead and get a membership, it will more than pay for itself within a year!)

The Science of Dreams and Nightmares at Museum of Discovery’s Science after Dark tonight

MOD Dark DreamsEach month the Museum of Discovery hosts “Science after Dark” for adults aged 21 and up.  This month’s theme is “Science of Dreams and Nightmares.”

Here are some of the things you can expect:
-Activities/info about sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming
-Dream interpretation
-Creepy crawly animals (to inflict nightmares)
-Sensory deprivation
– Counting (or shooting) sheep (zombie sheep)
– Adult face painting (zombie/blood/warts)

Don’t forget to bring cash for refreshments from Stone’s Throw Brewing, Damgoode Pies and Juanita’s

The program runs from 6pm to 9pm. Cost is $5, FREE for museum members. (Go ahead and get a membership, it will more than pay for itself within a year!)

This will be the final Science after Dark of 2015.  But look for more events in 2016!

Creative Class of 2015: Kevin Delaney

kevin30rock-headshotThe Science Expert on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Delaney, spends his days on the staff of the Museum of Discovery.  A native of New Jersey, he came to Arkansas a few years ago.  He serves as the director of visitor experience at the museum.  In that capacity, he performs Awesome Science experiments for children and created the Science After Dark program for adults.

His job allows him to combine his interest in science, interacting with the public, and showing off his flair for the dramatic.

Prior to joining the museum staff, Delaney worked as a playwright, director and teacher.

He has made three appearances on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. More are in the works.

The final Science After Dark of 2015 will take place on Friday, October 30.  Watch for more detail.

SeptemBEER is theme of this month’s Science after Dark at Museum of Discovery

mod septbeerThe Museum of DIscovery’s monthly Science after Dark is tonight.  This month’s theme: SeptemBEER!

It runs from 6pm to 9pm.  Admission is $5, free for museum members.  The program is for those 21 and up.

Participating breweries:
Stone’s Throw Brewing
Damgoode Pies River Market
Vino’s Pizza-Pub-Brewery
Lost Forty Brewing
Diamond Bear Brewing Company

Activities:
-Tinkering with Solo Cups
-Tinkering with beer bottles (make beer bottles into glasses)
-Beer pong physics
-Flip Cup physics
-Trick Shots (using a catapult, vacuum cannon, trebuchet, hair dryer and strike launcher)

Science after Dark at Museum of Discovery tonight – Science of Animals

sep mod science after darkEach month the Museum of Discovery hosts “Science after Dark” for adults aged 21 and up.  This month’s theme is “Science of Animals.”

The program will feature a lot of animals for guests to meet at this month’s Science After Dark ! It’s all happening this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $5. Bring cash for pizza by Damgoode Pies, beer by Stone’s Throw Brewing and cocktails by Juanita’s Tex-Mex Restaurant & LIVE Music Hub. Thanks to the event sponsor Whole Foods Market Little Rock!

The program runs from 6pm to 9pm. Cost is $5, FREE for museum members. (Go ahead and get a membership, it will more than pay for itself within a year!)

Nikola Tesla’s Birthday Party at tonight’s Museum of Discovery Science after Dark

ArkMod Dark TeslaNikola Tesla was born in July, and The Museum of Discovery wants you to have the party!  This month’s Science after Dark (tonight from 6pm to 9pm) celebrates his birthday and gives a once in a lifetime chance to experience the Guinness World Record musical bi-polar Tesla coil in the evening.

The tesla coil – named after its inventor Nikola Tesla, the developer of the alternating current system of electricity used today – is a device that creates high-voltage electricity at a high frequency visible to the eye.  The Museum of Discovery’s coil emits electrical discharges to a variety of songs and will share the record for the world’s largest bi-polar tesla coil with the coil at the Hands On Regional Museum in Johnson City, Tennessee.

The device, which can produce 200,000 volts of electricity, was built by Goodchild Engineering in Arizona and donated to the Museum of Discovery by Richard Mathias, founder and president of Tesla Coil Museum Exhibit Program, LLC, through a matching grant program from the General Electric Foundation.

“This world-record tesla coil will literally illuminate the work of this pivotal inventor and help the Museum of Discovery successfully fulfill its mission of igniting a passion for science, technology and math in our very interactive, hands-on environment,” said Kelley Bass, museum CEO. “We are grateful to Richard Mathias and the GE Foundation for making this opportunity possible for our museum and our visitors.”

The coil is housed in a new theater in the museum’s Discovery Hall.

Shows will be free but seating is limited so arrive early to get your ticket. Science After Dark admission is $5, free to museum members.  You must be 21 or older to attend Science after Dark.