Dig Out Your Neon Tights and Dust Off Your Cape
Superheroes Unite to Save the Earth at Science Museum of Virginia’s Science on Tap Event April 18
Superheroes live among us. On April 18, these crusaders will unite to harness their powers to save our planet. Through activities at the adults-only Science on Tap: Planeteers! event, the Science Museum of Virginia is training guardians of the Earth to take action by making green-focused decisions in daily life.
Guests will race to save the “Earth” in a giant, inflatable game of Hungry Hungry Hippos; engage their super speed in an old school relay race with a recycling twist; discover the alter ego of beer cases by upcycling them into coasters; flex their artistic muscles to create a community art project made out of bottle caps; rescue food waste from the trash can by learning how to compost; use their super powers to create a seed “bomb” and defuse it at home; see the benefits of green building techniques and storm water management (no X-ray vision required!); and soar through the cosmos – just not to Krypton – with an all-live astronomy show.
Central Virginia residents can rest easy knowing that these Earth-saving champions also have a sense of humor as the evening will conclude with laugh-your-cape-off live comedy show featuring a troop from the Coalition Theater.
Guests are encouraged to dress like superheroes for this adults-only night of reducing, reusing and recycling in a quest to preserve our planet’s precious resources.
Modeled after the Museum’s popular Science After Dark series, science lovers 21 and older can spend an evening exploring the exhibits and enjoying the special activities. But unlike those events, no children will be around, the content will be for mature audiences only and everything can be enjoyed with alcohol in hand.
Local food trucks will be serving up snacks, and there will an array of beverage choices from Belle Isle Moonshine, Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery and an 8-tap beer truck. The Museum’s sidekicks for this event include the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Wegmans, Compost RVA, Dominion Energy Green Power and Recycling Perks.
Sometimes adults need a reminder of their connection to science in their everyday lives. The Science on Tap series inspires grown-ups to have a good time while encouraging them to discover something new. Plus, they get to dress like a superhero. Seriously, everything is more fun wearing a cape.
Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Tickets for Science on Tap: Planeteers! are $10 for the general public and $8.50 for members. Food and drink must be purchased separately. For more information, visit www.smv.org. Science on Tap is presented by WestRock.
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
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