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Way Late Play Date: Space Jams celebrates 90s Sci-Fi on April 26

by Cass Teague

Winners group photo at Way Late Play Date Sherlock vs Bond.

It’s time to don your black suit and shades. Explore the otherworldly science inspired by some of your favorite 90s sci-fi films at Way Late Play Date: Space Jams, Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Way Late Play Dates are adults-only quarterly events designed for a night of science and fun at Nashville’s iconic Adventure Science Center. Each Way Late has a special theme with cool science activities to take part in. Plus, you’ll have all the floor exhibits to yourself, without a bunch of kids running about, including the laser game Body Battles in BodyQuest, the Tilt-a-World in Space Chase and the many levels of the Adventure Tower. All the center’s exhibits are adult-friendly, so if the kids can climb it or slide down it, so can you.

It doesn’t matter if you cheered for the Tune Squad or the Monstars… the 1990s were rife with incredible science fiction in films and on television. From protecting the world from an asteroid certain to destroy the planet to keeping the peace between humans and extraterrestrials while sporting stylish black suits, this Way Late Play Date will quench your nostalgia and take you on a journey through science inspired by some of your favorite 90s sci-fi films and television shows.

Way Late Play Dates typically sell out before the event, so don’t procrastinate. Tickets are $35 for not-yet-members and $25 for members and include admission to all exhibits and activities, three beverage tickets (beer, hard cider, or soda), a planetarium show and a souvenir cup.

The event is for adults only, 21+ valid photo ID required. Adventure Science Center Way Late Play Date: Space Jams Special Activities include:
SUIT UP: “We’re not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here.” — From Edgar the Bug to the galaxy on Orion’s belt, explore Men in Black like never before… with science! We’ll be paying homage to the film’s villain with an up-close look at our cockroaches, discovering how mass can warp space – like the Arquilian Galaxy, and even learning how far you’d have to travel to reach our celestial neighbors.

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: “Look… if I quit now, they win.” — Something strange is happening at Adventure Science Center. Pick up the phone. Await your instructions.

WELCOME TO EARTH! : “I picked a helluva a day to quit drinkin’.” — You know the iconic Independence Day scene where the Harvesters blast the White House to smithereens? Watch as we showcase how our own “City Destroyer” high-power laser can reduce a “White House” to rubble.

LACE UP YOUR NIKES: “Everybody get up it’s time to slam now.” — Channel your inner basketball star at this activity focused on your favorite Michael Jordan movie… Space Jam. Explore the science of bounce with racquetballs, basketballs and “flubber” to see how temperature can affect elasticity.

LASER 90S – Planetarium Show: “On your mark, ready, set, let’s go…” — Be the FIRST to see the newest laser show higlighting some of the best tunes from the 90s! Get ready to get jiggy wit’ it as incredible fulldome digital imagery, millions of stars and brilliant lasers combine to perform to everything from Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping to Nelly Furtado’s Like a Bird to Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.

VIP LOUNGE – for ASC Members & Passport Holders: “Wait’ll I get you back on Moron Mountain!” — Step into The Tune Stadium to try your hand at some Nerf basketball, get creative with our larger-than-life adult coloring page, and enjoy one of our complimentary Cosmic Cosmos in this exclusive area. All you need is your Adventure Science Center member card or Way Late Play Date passport and photo ID to get in. Not a member or passport holder and want to enjoy this perk? At the event, visit our Guest Services desk on the first floor to purchase an ASC membership for $10 OFF and get immediate access.

Other Activities: Don your best 90s outfit, play some trivia, and enter the Costume Contest with Hypericon in Jack Wood Hall. Get virtual with The Rabbit Hole – VR by trying out one of their awesomely on-theme modules: Hoops VR or Space Pirate VR. Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable. All proceeds support Adventure Science Center’s interactive exhibits and hands-on science experiences. Extra Charge Activities include Food Trucks onsite (extra charge): Steaming Goat and That Awesome Taco Truck. Mark your calendars now for the next Way Late Play Dates — July 26: Star Wars vs Star Trek; and October 11: Harry Potter.

It’s Sherlock vs. Bond at Adventure Science Center

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