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Social Science

Why should kids have all the fun?

Social Science is an adult night at the Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming those 21 and over to grab a drink, enjoy the museum, and experience innovative programming.

You must present a valid 21+ ID to gain entrance to the museum.

Superhero Science

Thursday, August 6, 6-11 p.m.
What would your superpower be—flight or invisibility? Is either even possible? Explore the science of superheroes this Social Science, as we examine the powers of your favorite caped crusaders and defenders of justice. Take a look at what our future holds, and whether we ourselves may one day be super.

Special guest speakers:

Christopher Jones—The Art of Superheroes
Christopher Jones is a Minnesota-based illustrator and comic book artist, having worked for comic book publishers including DC, Marvel, Slave Labor Graphics, Image, Malibu, Caliber, and more. He is currently illustrating Parallel Man for FutureDude Entertainment.

James Kakalios—The Physics of Superheroes
James Kakalios is the author of “The Physics of Superheroes” that explains physics principles in a fun, easy-to-understand, and often humorous, manner. He served as a consultant for the movie Watchmen and, most recently, was one of the science advisors for the 2012 Marvel Entertainment movie, The Amazing Spider-Man.

Emily Reese—Video Game Soundtracks
Emily Reese is on-air host for Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She is also the host and producer for Top Score, a podcast about video game composers, and has created MPR's Learning to Listen series. Emily lives in Twin Cities and loves gaming - with or without friends.

Barry Kudrowitz—Super is All Around You
Barry Kudrowitz is an assistant professor and director of product design at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation.

Costumes are encouraged! We already know you're super cool, so feel free to flaunt with flair at this special event.

No masks at the door, please. This is a 21+ event. A valid photo ID is required to gain admission. Don't worry: our friendly, neighborhood officers will protect your secret identity…

Please leave all weapons—even fake ones—at home. We've called a truce among heroes and villains. This is an event for all super beings to gather, mingle and be merry.

Tickets & Pricing

For tickets please call our box office, Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (651) 221-9444 ext 0

  Science Museum Members Non-Members MPR Members
August Social Science $15 $17 $15
August Social Science + Space exhibition $23 $25 $23


Social Science Photo Booth: Thursday, June 4, 2015

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