Saturday, November 22, 2014

Discovery Place killed it with Steampunk-Inspired Gears and Beers

I had a blast at Discovery Place's Science Rocks: Gears and Beers event last night. It was like the Renaissance Festival meets ConCarolinas. Adults wearing Victorian era outfits, pirate costumes and even the comic character Dead Pool, shot ping pongs out of leaf blowers, manipulated giant dinosaur structures and made music out of pots and pans. I met Steampunk performers. I didn't even know there was a such a thing.

The evening turned Discovery Place into a wonderland for adults. Instead of standing around watching kids have all the fun, the science museum turned into an adult playground on Friday. There was a sword fight, a bartending competition and demonstrations by Carolina Brewmasters. Birdsong and Olde Mecklenburg were among the local breweries that offered samples.