Join us for the 8th annual Chemistry of the Cocktail — The Discovery’s premier fundraising event. Come as a flapper, gangster, silent film star, or come as you are and explore 1920s-style libations, enjoy delectable fare from local culinary purveyors, and provide support for the museum’s mission in our community.
Sample expertly crafted 1920s-era ”giggle water” like the Sidecar, Manhattan, a classic Gin & Tonic, and more!
Begin your journey toward becoming a distinguished sommelier when you explore how flavors in wine are perceived with mixologist and spirits expert Nicole Barker. Wine provided by Engine 8 Urban Winery.
Enjoy tasty bites from some of your favorite culinary purveyors like Cherry Bomb Catering, Men Wielding Fire, Washoe Public House, Mindful Cupcakes, and many more—see the full list below!
Break the Vault
Try your luck at breaking the vault and win big. For a $50 or $100 donation, you’ll have the chance to punch your choice of 100 compartments containing prizes like wine, alcohol, dining, experiences, and even travel!
Be sure to visit the Science Speakeasy, presented by Dolan Automotive Group, to experiment with botanicals and their use in gin while sampling a classic French 75. All you’ll need to know to get in is the secret password.
Snap a commemorative photo of your 1920s self wearing a selection of high-end “ice” on loan from BVW Jewelers.
Prepare to marvel at the mystical and magical talents of Justin Impossible. But keep an eye on your “cabbage!”
Proceeds from this event support The Discovery’s efforts to offer enriching educational programs and host engaging exhibitions focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.