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Breaking down the science of a speakeasy

Discovery Place Science is hosting a first-ever Speakeasy experience at its museum in Uptown, welcoming science and cocktail lovers.

Two women in costume looking at animal skeletons at a museum.

Similar to Macabre Masquerade, the Speakeasy is a ticketed, themed event at Discovery Place Science.

Photo provided by Discovery Place Science

Party like the1920s. Discovery Place Science is hosting its first-ever Speakeasy, an adults-only themed event combining science and the history of cocktails of the past.

The museum will be operating after hours (7-10 p.m.) with themed decorations, activities, live jazz, and more, paying homage to the 1920s. Pro tip: Come ready to answer a question to get into the museum — there will be a secret entrance to the event.

Special to The Speakeasy: a costume contest. “You’ll want to dress in your best Gatsby, Prohibition era fit,” said Sarah Wheat, Communications Director for Discovery Place, Inc.

This elevated experience at the museum will also provide guests the chance to learn to make cocktails from the pros. “Mixologists will be on site, recreating the exclusive vintage-inspired cocktails,” said Wheat.

Two ticket options are available: general admission and VIP. VIP tickets grant guests exclusive access to the “Moonshiners Lounge,” a separate space within the museum, complete with glowing 1920s-inspired cocktails.

“Learning doesn’t stop when you’re an adult,” said Wheat. “Adults want to learn and also have fun and want to do a deep dive into certain topics.”

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