Thursday, May 4, 2017

PARTY WITH STORMTROOPERS AT SCIENCE CENTER’S 21+ SCI-FI NIGHT

Credit: Carnegie Science Center

EXPLORE THE SCIENCE BEHIND SCIENCE FICTION AT NEXT NO-KIDS NIGHT

The Carnegie Science Center invites guests to one of the most popular no-kids nights of the year! 21+ Sci Fi is back on Friday, May 19, from 6 – 10 pm, to explore the science behind science fiction with hands-on activities and special shows. 

As always, 21+ Night features cash bars, snacks available for purchase, and the chance to experience the exhibits with no kids! Live music will be provided by GumBand in the Science Center’s Robot Lounge. Participants get a discount on Omnimax movies and laser shows that evening.

Visitors will have the chance to snap a selfie with a Stormtrooper and other Star Wars character favorites courtesy of Garrison Carida, a chapter of the 501st Legion, and the Rebel Legion Star Wars costuming groups. Sci-fi fans can mingle with members of the Steel City Ghostbusters and take a picture in front of the Steel City Time Machine, a DeLorean made to look like the Back to the Future time machine.

Learn about Mars exploration through the lens of Orson Wells War of the Worlds in our show “Mars Madness.” Join in the fun with Foley Effects to recreate the chilling Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds! Join the search for Martian life, in fact and fiction. Discover how robots are teaching us about the Red Planet, paving the way for Earthlings to "invade" Mars in the future.

Other activities include making “ectoplasm” slime to take home and exploring futuristic technology like 3D printing, which would have been considered science fiction just a few decades ago. Visitors can get a photo taken in front of the Science Center’s green screen to transport themselves into a favorite sci-fi universe and make a hovercraft to take home.

Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $17 at the door.

21+ Nights are sponsored by Walnut Capital, Cohen & Grigsby, Wilson McGinley, Macy’s, and Steel City Media.

For more information and to register, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

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