10:00am - 5:00pm There's always more to discover!
You are cordially invited to join the board, staff and volunteers of The Discovery for the 8th annual Chemistry of the Cocktail — the museum’s premier fundraising event. Come as a flapper, gangster, or silent film star, or come as you are and explore 1920s-style libations, enjoy delicious food from local culinary purveyors, and provide support for the museum’s mission in our community.
Here is just a sampling of what’s happening at this year’s event on Friday, November 8:
Break the Vault
Try your luck at breaking the vault and win big. For either a $50 or $100 donation, you’ll have the chance to punch one of 100 compartments containing prizes such as wine, alcohol, food, experiences, and even travel. Participants are guaranteed prizes equal to the value of their donations or greater.
Be sure to visit the Secret Speakeasy, presented by Dolan Automotive Group, where you’ll experiment with botanicals and their use in gin while sampling a French 75. All you’ll need is the secret password.
Begin your journey toward becoming a distinguished sommelier when you learn to taste wine properly with mixologist and spirits expert Nicole Barker. Wine provided by Engine 8 Urban Winery.
Prepare to marvel at the mystical and magical talents of Justin Impossible. But keep an eye on your “cabbage”!
Snap a commemorative photo of your 1920s self, wearing a selection of high-end “ice,” on loan from BVW Jewelers.
Sample expertly crafted 1920s-era “giggle water,” including the sidecar, Manhattan, classic gin and tonic, and more craft with ingredients provided by Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits.
Enjoy tasty bites from more than 12 of your favorite culinary purveyors including Cherry Bomb Catering, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, Blend Catering, Washoe Public House, Food Evolution, Fig Tree Catering, Hash House a Go Go, Men Wielding Fire, Bibo Freddo, Mindful Cupcakes, DoughBoys Donuts and Kimmie Candy.
Proceeds from Chemistry of the Cocktail support The Discovery’s efforts to provide enriching educational programs and host engaging exhibitions focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Chemistry of the Cocktail tickets are available online, by calling 775-786-1000, or at the museum’s admissions desk. We hope to see you here!
Chemistry of the Cocktail is presented by Dolan Auto Group. Additional support provided by Fennemore Craig Attorneys, US Bank, Outlets at Legends, Koch Elevator, Gunderson Law Firm, Wiley’s Plumbing & Heating, Celadon Events, edible Reno-Tahoe, Fox 11/KRNV News 4, Reno News & Review and KUNR Public Radio.