Discovery museum

“Adult night at the museum”


Adults are encouraged to let their inner child come out to play at the Redwood Discovery Museum’s first “Adults Night at the Museum”, which will take place on Saturday, October 16 from 7 to 9 pm.

The fundraiser – for those 21 and over – will feature an array of offers including cocktails, desserts, entertainment, raffles and a chance to try out various interactive science exhibits.

“This idea was inspired by similar events hosted by many science museums across the country,” said Stephanie Carter, executive director of the Redwood Discovery Museum, who attended “Adult Night at the Exploratorium” in San Francisco there. a few years.

“It was so much fun,” she recalls. “Allowing adults to come and play like children is what a lot of us need right now. An opportunity to let go and remember the wonders of childhood will make a world of good for all of us.

Carter added, “We look forward to opening the museum to adults and seeing them having as much fun as the children we serve on a daily basis. In these unprecedented times, as we try to get back to a “normal life”, it is more important than ever to support each other and to support our community. We’ve all been through collective trauma over the past 16+ months. Giving adults the chance to have fun is often overlooked, especially as parents, and we hope this will be a way for our community to feel somewhat normal again. “

Carter says the museum has plenty of exhibits that will “tickle the minds of adults,” from Greek computer and logic puzzles to the planetarium, optical illusions and a plethora of science exhibits.

Seth Stone is trying to solve a puzzle at the Redwood Discovery Museum in February 2020, just before the pandemic hits. The Redwood Discovery Museum‘s first “Adult Night at the Museum” is scheduled for Saturday. (Submitted)

“Many of our more mature guests enjoy exhibits aimed at older children and adults,” she said, “and since opening we have added many more items especially for the“ big kids ” . “

Many evening entertainment is also planned. This includes the dancers of Monday Night Swing at Redwood Raks, Rocío Cristal and his samba troupe, magician Marciano the Magnificent, music and tap dancing by Hannah Jones and more. Raffle items include gift baskets from local businesses and merchants.

Anyone attending the “Adult Night at the Museum” must bring their ID (since alcohol is served) as well as proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a positive antibody test. Masks should be worn at all times when you are not eating or drinking.

Admission is $ 25 in general and $ 20 for museum members. To reserve, call the Redwood Discovery Museum at 707-443-9694. Proceeds from the event will support programs, exhibit maintenance and overhead costs as the non-profit museum – which reopened in August after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID virus – 19 – begins to emerge from the pandemic.

“We need your help to get us back on our feet. That’s why we invite all the kind-hearted people and museum supporters to have a fun evening, ”Carter said.

Since its reopening, the Redwood Discovery Museum has added new depository programs and courses to its schedule.

“We are now offering a drop-off program for preschoolers three days a week, a craft club on Sundays and we will slowly start to introduce many more classes and programs,” she said.

“The heart of the organization has exploded since the families returned to space,” Carter said. “My favorite sound in the world is the exclamation heard throughout the museum every time someone enters the planetarium for the first time. It is an incredible feeling to be back serving our community the way we are meant to be, providing a safe place for children, young and old, to explore, play and learn.

Carter says the museum strictly adheres to security protocols to ensure the well-being of all of its guests and staff.

“Reservations are recommended as we only allow 15 people at a time in the museum during opening hours. This protocol will not be implemented for ‘Adult Night’ as we require proof of vaccination or testing antibody positive for entry, “Carter said.” We understand that many of our guests are too young for vaccines and masks, and we are doing everything in our power to make sure these young people are in. safety and protected during their stay in our establishment. ”

Sponsors are also being sought for “Adults’ Night at the Museum”, and raffle donations, as well as contributions for drinks and desserts, are also needed. For more information, call the Redwood Discovery Museum at 707-443-9694 or email Stephanie Carter at [email protected] The Redwood Discovery Museum is located at 612 G St., No. 102, Eureka.