Use the force, blast into hyperspace, phone home and get beamed up during an evening of intergalactic exploration inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Get ready to get hands-on with the science that makes the fiction fantastic. Sci-fi soundtrack provided by StaxOfWax of the Thermites.
Labs, lectures and programming for this Social Science will include:
Use the force of science to knock your opponent off their perch in this classic sci-fi duel.
Felt Heroes and Heroines
Get to The Shop and make a mini Princess Leah, Morpheus, E.T., Spock, or any character of your choice.
Your jed-eyes will be amazed as you watch local artist Emily Hoops paint custom sci-fi art. Purchase a $1 raffle ticket for a chance to win one of her unique sci-fi creations.
Get your hands on parts from actual spacecraft designed and manufactured by our friends at Click Bond. While you’re there, take a photo in the photo booth.
Come in Costume
Attend this event in your sci-fi best and have a chance to win two tickets to an upcoming Social Science. Winner will be chosen by museum staff and notified at the event.
Snap a selfie with one of our surprise sci-fi guests. Character appearances available from 8:00 to 9:00pm only.
Our friends at Bibo Freddo Gelato will be serving up some tasty gelato samples including “Dirty Wookie” and more!
Race on a “pod,” blast away the competition, and eat Reece’s Pieces while attempting 88 miles per hour to achieve sci-fi racing glory.
Represent your ultimate fandom when you create a custom wearable science fiction fan button.
Nerd Wall Trivia
Connect with new friends when you put pen to paper and use social media to help create an interactive sci-fi trivia wall.
Blasters to Full!
Join our friends from Cap’n Games and sample sci-fi video games on a variety of entertainment systems.
Great Scott! Use conductive dough, wires and LEDs to create a flux capacitor capable of handling 1.21 gigawatts.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
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.