RVA Parenting: Glow in the dark night at the museum

RVA Parenting: Glow in the dark night at the museum
The Science Museum of Virginia is offering $5 off for new members. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Parents, if you're really looking for a way to make science shine with your kids, then mark the calendar for Friday, Oct. 21.

The Science Museum of Virginia is hosting a "Science After Dark: Glow!" exhibit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The evening will feature blacklight activities, fire dancers, glow in the dark games, crafts, and experiments.

You can even make blacklight slime, design glowing tape art, write with light, and play with a giant light bright.

The exhibit aims to teach about luminescence and phosphorescence.

"Glow is an event that captures the imagination of all ages," says Chuck English, Director of Playful Learning and Inquiry at the Science Museum of Virginia. "This event combines play with educational opportunities so that the whole family can enjoy the experience and explore their curiosity together."

The Dome Theater will feature astronomy presentations at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., followed by a special screening of the classic movie, Jurassic Park, at 8 p.m. Guests are also invited to venture outside with the Richmond Astronomical Society and use telescopes to see glowing stars in the night sky.

Science After Dark admission is $10, and Science After Dark Dome tickets are $5 per feature.

Advance reservations are highly recommended, so call 804-864-1400 to reserve your seats.

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