Way Late Play Date: Star Wars vs. Star Trek: the Sequel coming July 28

Costume contest winners and hosts from Way Late Play Date: Dystopian Worlds in April include Jesse Fields (far left), Goldie Fatale (top row 2nd from left), Lucas Leverett (front row left), Rick Prince (front row center), Kyle McCormick (top row 24th from right), Sarah Marler (3rd from right), Bridger Farlander (front row right), Michael CJ Greenway (2nd from right), Rusted Shaman Circus (top row 2nd from right) and Rhiannon Bacon (top row far right).  photo: www.facebook.com/AdventureScienceCenter

Costume contest winners and hosts from Way Late Play Date: Dystopian Worlds in April include Jesse Fields (far left), Goldie Fatale (top row 2nd from left), Lucas Leverett (front row left), Rick Prince (front row center), Kyle McCormick (top row 24th from right), Sarah Marler (3rd from right), Bridger Farlander (front row right), Michael CJ Greenway (2nd from right), Rusted Shaman Circus (top row 2nd from right) and Rhiannon Bacon (top row far right). photo: www.facebook.com/AdventureScienceCenter

Are you ready for the battle of the century? Saber vs. Phaser; Jedi vs. Trekkie; Force vs. Logic? It’s an intergalactic night of reckoning at Adventure Science Center. Once again, they are pitting two of the biggest sci-fi franchises against each other to see which fandom has the strongest following in Nashville, all the while exploring some of the science behind these two wildly popular series. The event is Thursday, July 28 from 6:30 to 10 pm.

Way Late Play Dates are adults-only quarterly events designed for a night of science and fun. Each Way Late has a special theme with cool science activities to take part in. Plus, you’ll have all the floor exhibits to yourself, without a bunch of kids running about, including the laser game Body Battles in BodyQuest, the Tilt-a-World in Space Chase and the many levels of the Adventure Tower. All the center’s exhibits are adult-friendly, so if the kids can climb it or slide down it, so can you.

Way Late Play Dates typically sell out before the event, so don’t procrastinate. Tickets are only $20 for members, $30 for not-yet-members, and include: Admission from 6:30-10 pm, Planetarium show*, souvenir cup and three beverage tickets (beer, wine and/or soft drinks). Tickets are limited, and Planetarium shows (at 7, 7:45, 8:30 & 9:15) are first come, first served. For groups of 20 or more, call 615-401-5067 for group rates.

The event is for adults only, 21+ valid photo ID required. Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable. All proceeds support Adventure Science Center’s interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences.

The Costume contest prizes include tickets to future Way Late Play Dates. Note: Costume Weapons Policy: No real weapons are allowed! All costume weapons must be made inoperable. Security will be inspecting and may ask guests with any potentially threatening accessories to return those props to their cars.

Extra Charge Activities include Food Trucks onsite – Steaming Goat Food Truck & Confeastador; and Make your own Way Late Play Date t-shirt with Hip Hues. Mark your calendar now for the next Way Late Play Date: Oct. 6: Harry Potter.

Special Star Wars and Star Trek themed Activities (included with admission):

Wolf to Wookie – While you explore the feature exhibition – Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs, learn about the origins for the idea of Wookies and Ewoks!

Your Body and the Vacuum of Space – Unlike the episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation, discover why you DON’T want to hold your breath in case of space exposure.

Star Tech – Take a look at some of the technology predicted by Star Trek, including a Klingon translator.

Star Weaponry – Which series had the best weapons? You be the judge as you learn about the science behind lightsabers, phasers and more!

Virtual Reality Explorers – VR technology is quickly growing into a phenomenon in this day and age. Dive into the VR world and take a look at a real hologram!