DARK MATTERS

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

What do you think, when you think speed? We bet you think of fast cars, runaway buses and rockets, right? But what about super computers? Or sailfish? Or the pollen of the white mulberry -- which, is launched at half the speed of sound?! 

DARK MATTERS 'Speed' will redefine your notions of speed & push limits -- and not just speed limits!

Highlights include: 

  • DIY Drag Races! – Using a supply of random materials, from air pressure inside a balloon to the power of tension in an elastic band, can you discover an ingenious way of propelling your car down the track in the fastest time? 
  • Combustion Engine Demo – Ever wonder how your car turns gasoline into movement? With carefully timed, mini explosions, that's how! Come see for yourself as we blow things up, kinda.
  • Model Rocket Launches – We're making childhood dreams come true: here’s your chance to be a rocket scientist and launch model rockets outside in the front roundabout. 
  • Light-Speed Planetarium Shows – Our science presenters will take you on a warp speed intergalactic journey. 
  • LN2 Ice Cream – Hurry up & get some before it melts.

And as always:

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



 
COST PER TICKETIN ADVANCEAT DOOR
PUBLIC RATE$19.95 $25.95 
TWOSE MEMBERS $16.95 $21.95 
COMBO TICKET: DARK MATTERS + The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition$27.95$27.90
GROUP (20+ GUESTS)$17.95 -

All prices +GST.


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Upcoming events:

  • 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.