Hats off – or should I say helmets – to the Great Lakes Science Center for dreaming big and reaching for the stars.
The Great Lakes Science Center is widely recognized as the perfect spot to take the kids for both entertainment and education. But did you know it is an equally awesome destination for adults? And you don’t even have to be a nerd, unless of course you want to.
Next month, on Saturday, April 7, from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., the GLSC staff will be entertaining adults (sans children) to an out-of-this-world evening of heavenly delights. Close your eyes and imagine Tom Hanks from “Big” hanging with Ben Stiller in “A Night at the Museum” while doing shots with Harrison Ford at the Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet Tatooine in “Star Wars.” It’ll be sort of like that.
Music, dancing, alcoholic beverages, hors d’oeuvres, an Ominmax movie, a costume contest, a trivia contest… and a whole lot of fun science. In case you didn’t know, Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle.
By the Numbers: In 2012 there will be 72 events in 29 countries on 5 continents on 2 worlds…and you have the opportunity to join them.
SPECIAL OFFER: If you act before St. Patrick’s day, GLSC is offering tickets for just $50 each ($10 discount). Use the promo code “Gagarin” when you purchase your tickets online: http://www.greatscience.com/yurisnight.php. [offer is good through 3/17/12]
And be forewarned. In the words of C.S. Lewis: “A man who has been in another world does not come back unchanged.”