Science After Dark: Cool Summer

5-8 p.m.

Throughout the Museum
All Ages
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It can get super hot in the summer, but it’s cool inside the Science Museum!

Come celebrate all the cool things about summer at Science After Dark: Cool Summer! From the science behind setting up camp to the chemical reactions that make ice cream, we’ve got your summer STEM checklist covered.

  • Explore the chemistry of fireworks – in a safe way, of course!
  • Discover the secrets of making ice cream in a demo in the Boost Kitchen.
  • Challenge your friends and family in our Setting Up Camp relay race. Hint: there’s a lot of physics involved!
  • Test your navigation skills as you make your way around the Science Museum. There may be a prize at the end…
  • Make mini tent origami in the Art Lab.
  • Make Lightning bug throwies in The Forge.
  • Try your hand at making a DIY paper popsicle (for our summer stars five and younger).

And more!

Guests can add Planet Shark: Predator or Prey to their evening for an additional fee. See below for pricing details.

Guests can also enjoy live astronomy shows in The Dome at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. No tickets are required. Each show is open to the first 250 guests.

Science After Dark admission is $16 for adults; $13.50 for youth (ages 6 – 12) and seniors (ages 60 and older) and $10 for preschool-aged children (ages 3 – 5). Science After Dark admission is free for Museum members, children under 2, educators, military and college students with a valid ID. Admission to Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is an additional $5 per person. Guests who qualify for the Museums for All program can add the exhibition for $1 per person. Museum members can see the exhibition for free.

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