Science After Dark: Play-Doh Night brings in 650 pounds of clay

650 lbs. of Play-Doh at Science Museum

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Science After Dark: Play-Doh Night is returning to the Science Museum of Virginia on Aug. 16.

The annual event is returning for its third year, featuring 650 pounds of the clay in eight colors.

Attendees can use tools, or their hands, to create science-inspired sculptures.

Aside from fun, the squishy clay can help develop fine motor skills, spark creativity, promote size and shape creation and comparison, showcase cause and effect, stimulate hands-on exploration and encourage utilization of science concepts.

Attendees can use tools, or their hands, to create science-inspired sculptures.
Attendees can use tools, or their hands, to create science-inspired sculptures. (Source: Science Museum of Virginia)

Children can even learn how to make their own PLay-Doh at home in the “Boost!” kitchen.

There will also be two live planetarium shows in the Dome at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. There will then be a showing of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” at 8 p.m.

The event will be held Friday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Science Museum of Virginia, located at 2500 West Broad Street.

Guests of all ages are invited to attend. There will be a separate Play-Doh area for children five and younger.

Guests of all ages are invited to attend.
Guests of all ages are invited to attend. (Source: Science Museum of Virginia)

Admission is $10 for the general public. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free.

Discounts are offered for military, teachers, college students and EBT cardholders.

Guests can purchase tickets in advance on the Museum’s website.

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