DARK MATTERS is an 18+ event, where the science is served on the rocks & the adults come out to play

Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Natural Disasters each have their season: spring floods, summer tornadoes, fall hurricanes, winter avalanches! Let's explore what causes these catastrophic events and how we can be prepared to face what Mother Nature has in store... 


  • Explore how seismometers work. Seismometers are instruments used to measure the impact of an Earthquake. Can you and your friends jump hard enough to register a mini-quake?
  • Participate in hands-on experiments to learn how you can protect your home and neighbourhood from flooding.
  • Talk to a real-life volcanologist! Did you know May 18 is also the anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens - - often declared the most disastrous volcanic eruption in US history.
  • Learn all about megathrust earthquakes from real-life geoscientists. 
  • Embark on a visual journey across the galaxy in the planetarium, and encounter snow made of dry ice, daytime temperatures above 400C, sulphuric acid-rain and a 400-year-old megastorm so massive that three Earths could easily fit inside of the enormous hurricane!  

And as always:

  • DJ Thomas Culture 
  • Bar & Purple Pear Restaurant
  • Exclusive access to all of our permanent galleries, and; 
  • Grown-up science experiments!

PUBLIC RATE$19.95 $25.95 
TWOSE MEMBERS $16.95 $21.95 
GROUP (20+ GUESTS)$17.95 -

All prices +GST.

Upcoming events:

  • Thursday, July 20 - Speed
  • Thursday, October 19 - Fears & Phobias
  • Thursday, December 7 - Science of Sex

Here is a peek at some of the fun we've had so far in 2017:

Past events photo archive

Dark Matters is an 18+ event. You will be asked to show photo I.D.