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Dress as your favorite character from the popular sci-fi series and learn the science behind the Upside Down. Reservations suggested.
Costume Contest, 5-7:30 pm
Will you dress as Joyce, Steve, Lucas, or maybe even Benny or Barb? Choose your favorite character and show us your best costume. Judges will be circulating during the event and winners will be announced at 7:30.
Meet Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi, 5:15-6 pm
Sheriff Jim Hopper’s character was inspired by real-life public servants. Meet Hampden County’s real-life sheriff, Nicholas Cocchi, whose department has been nationally recognized for the innovation in facility and community programs.
Astrophysics and the Upside Down, 6-6:30 pm
Portals and rifts in spacetime? Access to other dimensions and alternate universes? Do Stranger Things and other sci-fi TV shows get it right? Maybe. Come hear a talk by Curator of Astronomy, Michael Kerr, and learn about colliding black holes, tunnels to other parts of the universe, and some truly stranger things. This special presentation will be held under the stars in the Seymour Planetarium.
Ongoing Activities, 5-8 pm
No need to shoplift or use your powers of telekinesis to get a tasty snack. Stop by the Eggo buffet for a thick and fluffy waffle complete with sweet toppings.
Meet a Mini Mind Flayer
Get up close to a creature who may have inspired the iconic mind flayer from Stranger Things, the Science Museum’s very own Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula. Learn all about arachnid adaptations, like spinning sticky webs, venom, quick movements, and special senses.
Inspired by the final scenes of Season 2, bring your squad or your sweetheart to hear the iconic hits of the 1980s at the Snowball Dance.
We’ve learned that magnets can change the way compasses point and electromagnetic fields can disrupt the way electronics work. Learn why and make your own magnetic slime to take home.