Thursday, April 4, 2013

Museum of Life and Science AfterHours Friday, April 12

52 years ago Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space. Quite a lot has changed since then. Man has walked on the moon, sent a rover to mars and viewed galaxies previously unseen. But of all the places in the world, only Durham has the Museum of Life and Science.

The Museum of  Life and Science in Durham will celebrate the anniversary of man's first voyage into space with a world space party like only Museum After Hours can throw on Friday, April 12 from 6-9pm.

The Museum and guests will celebrate with 200 groups from across the globe with an evening full of space fun:
  • Travel through space in the Museum’s 12ft x 16ft Digital Starlab  
  • Help NFL Science Cheerleader Lindsay Yoder swab the Museum for microbes which may be sent up to the International Space Station
  • Design and launch a rocket in the rocket building competition
  • Land our Mars Rover using your XBOX Kinect skills 
  • Snap photos in the photo booth... on the moon!
  • Cheer on Carolina Combat Robots and see some of the CCR fleet that compete on a national level
  • Explore what happens to PEEPS in space
  • Enjoy a cryodessicated (freeze-dried) ice cream sundae!    
Klausie’s Pizza and La Fiesta Taco Truck will be on site. There will also be batches of White Russians and plenty of cold beer thanks to PBR and Triangle Brewery. Celebrate in style and bring gallon milk jugs to don as part of the event’s DIY space helmets. Tickets available online: $10, adults 21+ only, Museum members get a free beer.

For more information on cool events in Durham, visit the Durham Event Calendar.

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