Science Glows in the Dark Oct 21st

smv logoScience Glows in the Dark at the Science Museum of Virginia
Friday, October 21; 5 – 9 pm

The Science Museum of Virginia is turning down the lights for Science After Dark: Glow!, an astronomical evening event featuring blacklight activities on Friday, October 21.

For one special night, fire dancers will illuminate the way into the Museum, inviting guests to enjoy glow-in-the-dark games, crafts and experiments for science enthusiasts. Guests discover luminescence and phosphorescence in a whole new way by creating blacklight slime, designing glowing tape art, writing with light, playing with a giant Lite-Brite and more.

“Glow is an event that captures the imagination of all ages,” says Chuck English, Director of Playful Learning and Inquiry at the Science Museum of Virginia. “This event combines play with educational opportunities so that the whole family can enjoy the experience and explore their curiosity together.”

Science After Dark: Glow! activities also include kumihimo-style mathematical weaving with yarn, fluorescent rice art, an LED art project and more. Guests are encouraged to conduct experiments, explore three floors of interactive exhibits and head into the five-story dome theater to see glowing stars light up the night sky.

The Dome theater will feature quirky, all-live astronomy presentations at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm, followed by a special screening of the classic movie, Jurassic Park, at 8 pm. Guests are also invited to venture outside with the Richmond Astronomical Society and use telescopes to see glowing stars in the night sky.

Science After Dark is a monthly evening event held on the third Friday of the month at the Science Museum of Virginia. The nextScience After Dark will be held on Friday, December 16.

Science After Dark admission is $10; Science After Dark Dome tickets are $5 per feature. Advance reservations are highly recommended, call 804.864.1400 to reserve your seats.