Superheroes to unite at Adventure Science Center’s ‘Way Late Play Date’
July 23 adults-only event includes science behind Ant-Man
NASHVILLE, July 16, 2015—It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s time for another installment of the wildly popular Way Late Play Date. On Thursday, July 23, Adventure Science Center will transform into the headquarters for Nashville’s superheroes, where the science behind superhero powers and abilities will be explored from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Tickets and information are available at www.adventuresci.org/waylate.
Local superheroes should dust off their capes, don their favorite mask and fly over to the Science Center (or the internet) to purchase tickets in advance, because the event is expected to sell out. Tickets include admission to all exhibits and activities, three beverage tickets, a planetarium show and souvenir cup.
· Ant-Man: Power Comes in Tiny Packages
Are Ant-Man’s superpowers a soon-to-be reality? In order to shrink, we’d need to adjust the atoms that compose us—by either reducing the number of atoms or shrinking the atoms themselves.
· Magneto: Fatal Attraction and Repulsion
Though Magneto’s powers are tenfold what humans are capable of, we may already possess some of the things that give Magneto his super-magnetism.
· Storm: Chance of Reign
While it would be incredibly difficult to control the Earth’s weather, we are limited to only predicting what the weather will be. But finding out how weather works may give us some insight into how Storm uses it against her foes.
· Mr. Freeze: Chill Out!
It would be impossible to stay as cold as Mr. Freeze. We’d end up going into hypothermia when we entered below zero temperatures. However, by exploring liquid nitrogen, we can see how deadly this power could be to his arch nemesis, The Batman.
· Gambit: I'm All In (weather dependent)
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s time for another installment of the wildly popular Way Late Play Date. On Thursday, July 23, Adventure Science Center will transform into the headquarters for Nashville’s superheroes, where the science behind superhero powers and abilities will be explored from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Gambit's unique power allows him to build up a massive amount of kinetic energy, create heat, cause an EXPLOSION and incinerate everything he touches. We'd never try something that dangerous, right…?
· Costume contest
· Planetarium shows
Steaming Goat and Confeastador food trucks will be on-site. Attendees will also be able to make their own custom T-shirt or print with Hip Hues, for an additional charge.
Attendees must be 21 or older. Valid photo ID required at the door. Special thanks to Mayday Brewery and Fat Bottom Brewing.
About Way Late Play Dates
Every few months Adventure Science Center opens its doors in the evening to adults only for a night of science and fun. Each Way Late Play Date has a special theme with cool science activities to participate in. Plus, visitors can enjoy all the exhibits, including the laser game Body Battles in BodyQuest, the Tilt-a-World in Space Chase and the many levels of the Adventure Tower. Proceeds for the event help support the operations, programs and educational outreach of the Science Center, which is a not-for-profit institution.
The Science Center’s Way Late Play Date series recently won the Diversified Trust New Generations Award at the 2014 Salute to Excellence, presented by the Center for Nonprofit Management. The award is given to a nonprofit that effectively utilized social media and other focused marketing techniques to reach the next generation of supporters.
Future Way Late Play Dates:
· Oct. 1 – Sherlock Holmes
· Jan. 30 – Doctor Who
Programs subject to change.
About Adventure Science Center
For nearly 70 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.