Step right up! Behold oddities and delicacies the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Dine at the bug buffet. Attempt and witness feats of strength and bravery. Create a plush freak of your own. And much, much more!
Labs, lectures and experiences at this Social Science will include:
Choose from a variety of plush friends to cut, tear and sew into your own lovable plush Frankenstein.
Discover your future or understand your past with locally famous psychic, Ms. Vivian.
Tantalize your tastebuds when you sample a delicacy from the insect world.
Bed of Nails
Be amazed as a member of The Discovery’s staff settles in for a quick nap on the Bed of Nails!
Feats of Strength
Put your freakish strength to the test and win prizes when you attempt to bend a horseshoe, frying pan or a backwards bottle cap. You can also win the top spot of the night and a prize for the strongest grip strength.
Pose for a selfie with a life-size silhouette of Robert Wadlow, the tallest person ever in recorded history.
Museum of Oddities
Are you a freak? Take a written genetics test to find out while exploring some of the most freakiest genetic anomalies and unusual characteristics known to humankind.
Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold a human brain in your hands and discuss your cerebrum. Brought to you by the University of Nevada, Reno neuroscience group.
It’s dark, it’s scary, and it’s a bit freaky. Take the pressure cooker challenge and try to survive this science trivia experience.
Believe It or Not
Explore both the science and the physical attributes of André the Giant, one of the greatest athletes to ever walk the earth. Compare your hand size to André’s and even try on a ring properly sized for a giant.
Enter for a chance to win a totally outlandish gift basket full of goodies, wine, beer, and more! Courtesy of our partners at Waste Management.
Get freaky on the dance floor to the sounds of the one-and-only DJ Heidalicious!
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
This event is in no way intended to celebrate the often exploitative nature of historic freak shows. This event is intended to provide attendees the opportunity to explore biological rarities and other lesser-known scientific principles through engaging, hands-on activities.
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series featuring science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, music, libations, and tasty bites.