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Social Science: Freak Show

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Location: 
The Discovery Museum, 490 S. Center Street, Reno

Come one, come all! At this Social Science, you’ll marvel at oddities and delicacies of the strangest and never-before-seen variety. Dine at the bug buffet, probe a human brain, have your fortune told, sample absinthe, endure a VR scare, and much more!

Labs, lectures, and programming at this Social Science will include:*

Choose from a variety of plush friends to cut, tear and sew into your own lovable plush Frankenstein.

Bug Buffet
Do you dare to taste a delicacy from the insect world?

Science or Magic?
Explore the science behind the magic with third generation magician Justin Impossible.

Bed of Nails
Be amazed by scientific feats of strength and daring including the feared Bed of Nails!

Mind Freak
Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold a human brain in your hands and discuss your cerebrum with Dr. Amy Altick, Ph.D. and her team from Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Fortunes Told
Discover your future or understand your past with locally famous psychic, Ms. Vivian.

The Green Fairy
Enjoy a sample of absinthe, the beverage once believed to possess psychoactive and hallucinogenic powers, and learn how to properly prepare this intriguing beverage from local spirits expert Michael Moberly.

Tallest Man
Pose for a selfie with a life-size silhouette of Robert Wadlow, the tallest person ever in recorded history.

Virtual Freak Out
Take a wander through the scary world of virtual reality. Can you maintain composure?

Ages 21+


  • Members: $15
  • Nonmembers: $20
  • At the Door: $25

Ticket price includes two drinks and complimentary heavy hors-d'oeuvres.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain-building event series that features science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, music from DJ StaxOFWax, and beer, wine, and sweet and savory bites from Whole Foods Market Reno.

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