Calling all nerds, preps, jocks and valley girls to an exploration of the science and culture of the ‘80s. Play classic arcade games, make your own ectoplasm, master the Rubik’s Cube, design a sequined glove, and much more, dude!
Labs, lectures and programming at this Social Science will include:
Go for High Score!
Become an ’80s hero when you try your hand at classic arcade games from Press Start Arcade. You got next!
Become the King (or Queen) of Pop
Design your own sequined glove and then “beat it.” Best moonwalk of the night wins a prize!
Solve the Cube
Don’t miss this lab where you’ll learn the science and methodology of solving the Rubik’s Cube from cube expert Victor Iglesias. Sponsored by Speedcubeshop.com.
Relive your couch potato days when you score big on retro video game systems courtesy of Cap’n Games.
Back off man, I’m a scientist! Explore the world of chemistry when you formulate your own batch of ectoplasm.
Red Dawn: The History of Homemade Spirits
Taste the ’80s with local spirits expert Michael Moberly and a Red Dawn-inspired cocktail. Presented with support from Canella Spirits.
No DeLorean Needed
Take a trip back in time to learn about yourself and your family with no-cost genetic testing from the Healthy Nevada Project. Just an email (we know, that’s so 90s), 10 minutes of time and a little spit in a tube. Righteous.
Gag Me With a Selfie
Crimp, Aquanet and bedazzle your way into ‘80s selfie fame.
Flex your ’80s movie muscle by contributing to a collaborative movie quote talkback board.
Be one of the first to explore Mindbender Mansion, the newest featured exhibition at The Discovery.
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series that features science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, a live DJ, libations, and tasty bites.