A Night at the Museum: Making Science Come Alive!
The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
October 11, 2014
Seven Interactive Demonstrations & Menus
Animals without Backbones Rule the World
Get up close and personal with a variety of live invertebrates while Dr. Steven Pennings explains their ecological roles.
Menu: Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms and Savory Cream Puffs Stuffed with Lobster Salad
Computer Gaming in Reality
Test drive two computer games created by Interactive Game Design Program students led by Dr. Chang Yun.
Menu: Spicy Crab and Corn Salsa on a Plantain Chip and Exotic Tropical Fruit Buffet
Shun Stains Away: The Solution for Stain-Free Carpet, Clothes, and Furniture
Watch as Dr. Seamus Curran demonstrates the uses for Shun Coating on many different objects and fabrics.
Menu: Popcorn and Soft Pretzels
Chemistry: Not Just for Nerds!
A demonstration filled with light, colors, and energy. Observe and participate in explosive chemistry experiments conducted by Dr. Simon Bott.
Menu: Chilled Gazpacho in a Test Tube
Walking with T-Rex
Learn about dinosaurs and current hypotheses for the extinction event as you walk with Dr. Peter Copeland through the Paleontology exhibit.
Menu: Petite Lamb Chops and Crispy Herbivore Straws (Asparagus Spears with Parmesan Cheese Wrapped in Phyllo Dough and Baked)
Now You See It. Now You Don’t: The Mathematics of Perception
What does your brain do when your two eyes see different images? Dr. Krešimir Josić and Dr. Zachary Kilpatrick demonstrate their research to understand how humans interpret complex visual images.
Menu: Hot Rocks Station with Chicken Medallions and Butternut Squash Risotto
Living in Space
Gaze at the videos in the planetarium while Dr. Lawrence Pinsky illuminates conditions in space.
Menu: Chocolate Truffles, Star Sugar Cookies, and Planetary Cake Pops in a Variety of Flavors