Science After Dark Lights Up the Science Museum of Virginia

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The Science Museum of Virginia will host a special evening of black light and glow activities at Science After Dark: Glow on Friday, October 17 from 5 - 9 pm.

Science After Dark: Glow will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia on Friday, October 17.

The Science Museum of Virginia is ready to turn down the lights and turn up the science during Science After Dark: Glow!. For one special evening, the Museum will glow with special activities including black light bowling, shadow wall light writing and a giant Lite-Brite.

Fire Dancers will illuminate the way into the Museum, where glow-in-the-dark crafts, games and experiments wait for scientists of all ages. Guests are invited to see black light dancers perform, discover how Non-Newtonian fluid reacts on a subwoofer, create their own tape art in a black light room and explore three floors of interactive exhibits.

“Science After Dark: Glow! is unlike any other event at the Museum,” says Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia. “Guests discover luminescence and phosphorescence in a whole new way, from sampling glowing food in our Boost! Kitchen to viewing radiant celestial matter in The Dome.”

The Dome theater will feature a special 6:30 pm astronomy presentation, The Glow of the Universe, followed by a special screening of the classic film, Tron, at 8 pm. Guests are also invited to venture outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society or get glowing with Mentos geyser eruptions, jewelry-making, music and more.

Science After Dark is a monthly evening event held on the third Friday of the month at the Science Museum of Virginia. The next Science After Dark will be held on Friday, December 19.

Science After Dark admission is $5 or free for members.

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Science Museum of Virginia
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