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Science Museum Oklahoma plans "Science Lounge: Science of Star Wars" for grownups

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 18, 2013

Science Lounge: Science of Star Wars Oklahoma City, OK

Science Museum Oklahoma will host its first “Science Lounge” of the year from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

“Science Lounge: Science of Star Wars,” a Star Wars-theme event for grownups, will include costumed characters, hands-on experiments, complimentary appetizers, cash bar and music. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Guests 21 and older will have the chance to enjoy some Yoda soda and Obi-Won tons while channeling their inner Jedi. Some of the hands-on experiments include padawan training, Jedi duals, hovercraft lessons, crystal farming and collecting swamp goo soil samples from planet Dagobah.

“This Science Lounge is all about the science and fandom of Star Wars,” said Emily Rothrock, the museum’s director of Interpretive Programming and Events, in a news release. “Our goal is to encourage our guests to explore the science behind the Star Wars mythos and of course, to have a good time.”

In addition to experiments, food and adult beverages, Jedi OKC and the 501st Legion are donating their time and talents to make sure that everyone’s favorite characters are present, including but not limited to Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Yoda, multiple storm troopers, Qui-Gon Jinn, young Anakin Skywalker and many more.

“I’ve been producing SMO’s popular Bright Night program for the past two years, and during this all-night, family friendly event full of hands-on experiments, parents constantly ask me when SMO will schedule a bright night just for adults!” said Rothrock in the release. “Our museum patrons remind me that pressures of career and family don’t stop our curiosity and desire to learn, it just becomes more challenging to find the time to do so.”

“Science Lounge is a fun and exciting atmosphere where you can be a kid again, if just for a few hours,” said museum Vice President Suzette Ellison, added in the release. “This evening program for the 21+ crowd gives you the chance to play with hands-on science experiments and relax with a glass of wine while walking through your favorite exhibit.”

The museum also is planning its annual family-friendly camp-out “Bright Night of Star Wars” for 6 p.m. Friday, March 15 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Registration is $45 for children and $25 for adults.

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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