Time to Play at the Adventure Science Center

Way Late Play Date Star Wars vs Star Trek July 28 2016 photo courtesy Adventure Science Center

Way Late Play Date Star Wars vs Star Trek July 28 2016. (photo courtesy Adventure Science Center)

Whether you travel in a time machine disguised as a telephone booth (we’re looking at you Bill & Ted) or a Time Door, come enjoy a night filled with wibbly-wobbly, time-wimey science fun. From the DeLorean to the TARDIS, we’re looking at time travel across multiple franchises and exploring how it could all be possible… or not. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, Adventure Science Center opens from 6:30 to 10 p.m. to adults only for a night of science and fun dedicated to the concept of time travel in popular media.

Time Lords and Companions of Middle Tennessee, make your plans now to hop in your TARDIS for another journey through the Who-niverse at Adventure Science Center. It’s time again to explore the science behind everyone’s favorite Time Lord – Doctor Who – along with other great classic time travel adventures including the Terminator, Back to the Future, The Time Tunnel, Quantum Leap, and the newest time travel sensation, NBC’s Timeline, among others; LOST, anyone?

Tickets are $35 for not-yet-members and $25 for members and include admission to all exhibits and activities, Costume contest, Trivia with Nerdy Talk Trivia, a souvenir cup with three beverage tickets (for beer, wine and/or soft drinks), a planetarium show, and five specially-themed unique education activities from 6:30 – 9:15 p.m. Food Trucks onsite (extra cost) include A Little Italian and HIBACHI 4 HIRE.

Way Late Play Dates typically sell out before the event, so don’t procrastinate. Get your tickets today; this event is strictly 21+, with a valid photo ID required at the door. Tickets are non-refundable, and all proceeds support Adventure Science Center’s interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences. Each Way Late Play Date has a pop culture theme with cool science activities to take part in. All the Science Center’s exhibits are adult-friendly, so if the kids can climb it or slide down it, SO CAN YOU!

Remaining 2017 Way Late Play Dates are: April 27 — Marvel vs. DC (winner of fan voting – returning theme); July 27 — Total Eclipse of the Heart (80s Retro, in honor of this summer’s solar eclipse); and October 5 — Pixar.

Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Way Late Play Date 2015 photo by Becky Pennington Walter

Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Way Late Play Date 2015 photo by Becky Pennington Walter

Way Late Play Dates are made possible through the support of printing sponsor Minuteman Press; Brewery Partners Mayday Brewery and New Heights Brewing Company; and Community Partners such as Hypericon, Nerdy Talk Trivia, ConGT, MTAC, and The Escape Game. ConGT 2017 Tickets Are Now On Sale; this is Tennessee’s only Doctor Who Convention, and it runs March 17-19 at Clarksville’s Riverview Inn with special guests Sophie Aldred (“Ace”), Frazer Hines (“Jamie”), Colin Spaull (“Mr. Crane”), script doctor Andrew Cartmel, author/cosplayer Robin Burks, Sarah Louise Madison and more; get details at the website: www.congt.org MTAC Haiku, Nashville’s long-running Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (since 1999) runs April 14-16 at the Sheraton Music City; go to: www.mtac.net for deets. Hypericon has been bringing fan-friendly fun to Nashville snce 2005, check out his year’s Father’s Day weekend events for Hypericon 12 June 16 – 18 at 1:00 at the Nashville Airport Marriott at www.hypericon.info

Special Interactive Activities (included with admission):

The Spandex Universe (Doctor Who)
Explore how gravity and mass dictate planetary motion with our model of the spandex universe, while trying your hand at creating some of the various theories about time travel and the nature of all that wibbly-wobly timey-wimey stuff!

Metal Bending (Terminator)
Much like the T-1000, Gallium has the ability to change states and weaken other typically strong metals. Come test out your metal-bending skills and prepare to be amazed at what happens to this metal in the palm of your hand.

Air Guitar Station (Bill & Ted)
Calling all Wyld Stallyns! Step into the spotlight with your best air guitar chops and we’ll provide the perfect sound bytes. EXCELLENT!

Hovercraft Test Bed (Back to the Future)
So maybe 2015 didn’t go exactly as Back to the Future Part II predicted, but plenty of technological developments are on the way. Come test out an early prototype of Marty McFly’s hovercraft, and maybe, if we can work out some of the other kinks, we can travel back to 2015 and introduce the hoverboard right on schedule.

Time Zone Travel
Alright, so time travel may or may not be possible, but, if you are flying, it IS possible to land at a time earlier than the time you took off! Hop a ride in our SR-71 Blackbird simulator and learn how blazingly fast supersonic flight can turn back the clock!

Want more adult fun to support the Center?
Adventure Science Center’s MAD Bash: Science of Taste, presented by RED Spirits & Wine, is set for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. For this night only, the Science Center will transform into a mad-scientist’s laboratory where attendees can enjoy electrifying cocktails and infused drink/taste pairings, while watching live culinary demonstrations with blow torches, liquid nitrogen, and more!

MAD Bash is the major fundraising event of the Adventure Science Center. Ticket proceeds directly support the Science Center’s innovative educational programs. The evening will showcase live music from local youth bands and an astonishing experience in the Sudekum Planetarium, as well as a silent AND live auction. This is a special evening exploring the Science of Taste, while supporting our next generation of scientists, engineers, explorers, and innovators who will transform our world! Attire: Snappy Casual. Ticket levels: $100 (MECHANICAL); $175 (CHEMICAL); and $250 (NUCLEAR).

All tickets and more info at: www.adventuresci.org