Have you ever found yourself at the Carnegie Science Center on a crowded day, wishing you didn’t have to keep pushing 4-year-olds out of the way every time you wanted to see an exhibit? Lucky you, there’s a monthly event where there isn’t even a single step-upon-able 4-year-old in sight!
Yes, that’s right, each month the Science Center hosts 21+ Night, where you can check out all the cool exhibits and even enjoy a few libations.
This month’s theme was Circus Science, so in addition to all the stationary exhibits at the Science Center, there were circus-themed activities as well, such as balloon animals and face painting. (I was not allowed to get my face painted, because we were going out for a friend’s birthday in Greenfield following the Science Center, and Michael said I would get kicked out of the bar.)
The stars of the show that night were definitely the aerialists from Kelsey Keller Aerial.
They had three performances throughout the night, so everyone had a chance to check them out. (Apparently, if you are brave enough, you can take classes from Kelsey herself at Fullbody Fitness Club in Brentwood. I would probably fall to my death, but it sure sounds cool!)
After watching all the gorgeous aerialist-ing, we decided to get up close and personal with some weather.
Oh yes, that’s the hurricane machine, with winds getting up to almost 79 miles per hour.
After experiencing the hurricane machine, it was time to grab some beverages. There are two cash bars (second and fourth floor), and there are snacks on the 4th floor and real food (that smells delicious) on the 2nd floor. Since I’m a classy girl, I got wine and Doritos.
(This was the exhibit I was most excited about, because the last time we’d gone to the Science Center, I’d stood in line for ten minutes trying to do a fake weather forecast, and little kids cut in front of me every. damn. time.)
But the most exciting part of the night (for me) was that, after 2 glasses of wine, I felt unafraid enough to go on the zero-gravity simulator!! And there were no little kids to stand in line in front of me!
Over-21 Nights at the Science Center run monthly, and they’re only 10 bucks if you get your tickets in advance! Next month’s theme is extreme weather, so as long as I’m off work, we will definitely be checking that out. February’s event is on Friday the 21st and runs from 6 until 10pm. Check it out!