Science lovers from across Central Virginia will get gooey and gloppy when Science After Dark: Slime Night returns to the Science Museum of Virginia on March 8. The Museum will have more than 20 slime stations featuring different types of slime in almost every color of the rainbow.
In addition, the special event includes slime-making demos, a recipe for making slime at home, a hands-on maker challenge in The Forge, and activities about animals and plants that use and make slime-like substances.
At 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. there is a live astronomy show in the Dome, and guests can purchase a ticket for a special 8 p.m. showing of the film “The Absent-Minded Professor” (rated G) in the Dome.
Weather permitting, the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on the Museum’s front lawn with telescopes letting guests stargaze after the sun goes down.
Simply put: people love slime! Guests may think they are just coming to play with slime, but the Museum is actually connecting them to science in their everyday lives. Featuring slime gives the Museum the chance to talk about chemistry behind how it’s made, biological goo, food and clothing containing sticky polymers and more.
The first Slime Night in March 2018 had the highest attendance of any Science After Dark since the Museum started hosting those monthly evening events in 2014.
Friday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Guests of all ages are welcome to attend.
Science After Dark: Slime Night is sponsored by the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
Science After Dark admission is $10 for the general public. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free. The Museum offers discounts for military, teachers, students and EBT cardholders. Admission includes all exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the 8 p.m. feature film for $5.
Guests may purchase tickets in advance on the Museum’s website, www.smv.org. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door the night of the event.
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Guests will enter the building near the Dome as the main entrance will be closed because the Rotunda is full of slime. After 6 p.m., parking will be available in the DMV lot adjacent the Museum.