Show your pride at Social Science! Explore the science of rainbows, create a communal art installation using LEDs, delve into the science of self esteem, witness drag queen science demonstrations, learn about LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields, and much, much more. All are welcome for this inclusive celebration.
Labs, lectures and experiences at this Social Science will include:
QPOC (in the media) – “Changes”
Join the University of Nevada, Reno’s Dr. Sarah Mitchell in an educational and interactive lecture on the evolution of Queer People of Color’s representation in the media. Explore concepts such as intersectionality and self-worth that’ll highlight the importance of representation and love – for all of us.
Tell Your Story
Everyone has a story. Share yours and inspire others on a giant talkback wall.
Here’s the wind up… and the throw! Create a simple circuit using an LED and a battery, and then throw it against a Velcro wall to create an illuminated communal art installation.
Show your pride and support others when you create a custom LGBTQ+ flag pin to wear while learning about all of the different flags that exist. Don’t forget to make a second pin to rep your pronouns!
Get hands-on and learn the art of screen printing with the wonderful folks from the Nevada Museum of Art when you pick a custom design to print on your poster.
Rainbow Road Race
Inspired by the popular video game, dawn your favorite Mario Bros. costume and navigate the infamous Rainbow Road Track to take 1st place in this winner-take-all competition.
Drag Queen Trivia
Think you know pop culture? Have the time of your life in this team trivia challenge led by one of Reno’s finest (and most eccentric) drag queens.
Take a deep dive into the science of treating HIV. Learn about the past, present and future of the therapeutics available to those living with HIV.
Learn about ultraviolet light when you cover yourself with glow paint and dance the night away in the UV Lounge.
Ball Pit Selfie
Follow the five scientifically proven steps to taking a stellar selfie, but this time, do it in a ball pit!
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series featuring science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, a live DJ, libations, and sweet and savory bites. Each event offers an opportunity to explore a unique theme and the entire museum!
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.