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Science on Tap: Mate Night

Wednesday, February 10 at 8:30pm to 9:30pm

There are a ton of songs about love: Can’t Help Falling in LoveCrazy In LoveHow Sweet It Is, Just The Way You AreLet’s Get It On … well, maybe that last one isn’t strictly about love.

Whether you plan to listen to love songs, cook up a romantic dinner for two, or watch a bunch of slasher movies with friends, there a plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And Science on Tap: Mate Night is a great way to kick off your week. Plus, it’s LIVE and FREE. Talk about a cheap date!

If you’re not quite in the mood just yet, let’s see if we can’t arouse some excitement with Science on Tap: Mate Night!

So, pop some bubbly, grab your oysters, and plug in your laptop as some of your favorite hosts digitally unzip the science behind attraction, mating, and more!

  • This is How We Do It: Mating Habits of the Animal Kingdom - Resident lecturer on all things blush-worthy, Jim Blow, will walk us through mating habits animals and humans have in common. Grrrr…
  • I Touch Myself: The Five Senses of Attraction – There’s more to attraction than meets the eye, just ask Dr. Franssen! She’ll expose the five senses of attraction.
  • Wicked Games: Feeling Horny? – Join Museum educators for a quiz show designed to test your horned animal knowledge.
  • Feels Like the First Time: Anniversaries in Space - Romance is in the air, but what about the vacuum of space? Astronomer Justin Bartel will help us celebrate some V-day space anniversaries.

Tune in to get turned on … to interesting science, of course! We promise this will be irresistible and there will be plenty of innuendo.

Please remember, this is not a Zoom for kids. We won’t go off the deep end, but we make no promises we won’t say something you'd rather your kid not repeat.

If you want in, click to register before 7 pm on February 10. The event is free and is open to the first 500 registrants.

Science on Tap is presented by WestRock.

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Workshops & Classes


S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)



Free, registration required.

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Science Museum of Virginia
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