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Science After Dark: GLOW

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Museum’s perennial favorite Science After Dark: GLOW returns for its sixth year on Friday, Oct. 18. The entire Dewey Gottwald Center will be filled with 10 different activity stations, including glow-in-the dark art, face painting, fluorescent satellites making, UV fog bubbles and straw rocket building. Guests can also make a LED item in The Forge, sample a glowing concoction from the Boost! kitchen and watch GLOW dancers and fire spinners perform throughout the evening. Plus, Museum educators will en-LIGHT-en guests about the science of glow with demos in the Barbara Thalhimer Theater at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

In addition to the activities, there will be two live planetarium shows in the Dome at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Museum astronomers will take guests on an adventure through the cosmos to learn more about glowing celestial objects. At 8 p.m., the Museum will show "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on the Dome’s 76-foot screen.

The Museum’s three floors of exhibits and labs will be open during the event, including the new touring exhibition “Bionic Me,” an interactive experience showcasing ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have helped humans overcome challenges and enhance their lives.

Weather permitting, the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on the front lawn with telescopes letting guests stargaze after the sun goes down.

Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220


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Advance - $10; Day Of - adults: $15.50, youth (ages 6-12) and seniors (60+): $13.50; children (ages 3-5): $10; FREE for museum members, children under 2, educators, military and college students with a valid ID

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