NASHVILLE, Tenn. – From high-tech gadgetry to incredible super powers, the next after-hours Way Late Play Date will pit two powerhouses of the comic book world – Marvel Comics and DC Comics – against one another 6:30-10 p.m. April 27 at Adventure Science Center.
Every few months, the Adventure Science Center opens for a night of adults-only science exploration that features an exciting pop culture theme with fun hands-on science activities and demonstrations. Proceeds from the event support Adventure Science Center’s interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences.
Tickets are $35 for not-yet-members, $25 for Adventure Science Center members, and include admission to all exhibits and activities, three beverage tickets that can be used for beer from local breweries Mayday and New Heights, wine and soft drinks, a planetarium show, and a souvenir cup.
Explore how arachnids have influenced the crime-fighting universe, meet Garth – Adventure Science Center’s pink toe tarantula, and discover the advanced nanotechnology of studying spider webs.
Discover how the plant world is pretty good at fending for itself while comparing the superpowers of some botany-inspired characters.
Toss around some real handheld fireballs while considering what might happen in a Marvel vs DC firefight.
GADGETS & SELF-MADE SUPERHUMANS
Check out some of the real-science super gadgets, like high-powered lasers, sonar and electromagnets, that can turn an ordinary person into a superhero.
FIRE & ICE: SUPERPOWERS THAT BURN AND FREEZE (live science demonstration)
In this 15-minute demonstration, Adventure Science Center will bring superpowers to life while showcasing experiments involving liquid nitrogen and fire.
In addition to the educational activities, Way Late Play Date attendees will have the opportunity to see a special show in the Sudekum Planetarium, participate in a costume contest with Hypericon, and enjoy other special activities with the Science Center’s community partners.
For an additional cost, guests can purchase food from Hibachi 4 Hire and Steaming Goat Food Truck, and make their own souvenir Way Late Play Date t-shirt with Hip Hues.
Way Late Play Date events typically sell out ahead of time, so guests interested in attending shouldn’t delay in getting their tickets.
Attendees must be 21 years-old or older. Valid photo ID is required at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.
The program is subject to change.
Printing Sponsor: Minuteman Press; Brewery Partners: Mayday Brewery and New Heights Brewing Company; Entertainment Partner: Hypericon; Community Partners: Cosplay Collective, The Escape Game, Hibachi 4 Hire, Hip Hues, Make Nashville, Parnassus Books, The Rabbit Hole VR, and Steaming Goat.
For tickets and more information, visit www.adventuresci.org/waylate.
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About Adventure Science Center
For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S. The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
For more information about the event, visit www.adventuresci.org/waylate or call Alexis McCoy, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 615-401-5059.