Geek out your week with exciting programs exploring hot science and technology topics. All events are free to attend. Tasty Science is the only Science in the Community Event requiring pre-registration and registration will open on Wednesday, April 13th.
Join local law enforcement, forensic scientists, medical examiners, and more to unravel the evidence, follow the clues, and solve the mysteries of crime fighting. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Crime Lab, and Clark County Coroner’s office will share tricks and techniques of DNA extraction, fingerprinting, bone identification, and crime scene reconstruction through hands- on activities for the whole family.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Veteran’s Tribute Career and Technical Academy - 2531 Vegas Dr.
Join Hard Rock Hotel’s Executive Chef to discover the science behind the foods you prepare and eat. Why are foods spicy? What’s the super-fast freezing thing on the food shows? Learn about how technology is changing what and how we eat and quite possibly learn a trick or two to take home to your own kitchen!
6:30pm - 8pm
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - 4455 Paradise Rd
May Science Be With You
Desert Research Institute & The National Atomic Testing Museum will open their doors to science exploration and Las Vegas’s official Star Wars Celebration.
DRI Lab Tours, Hands-On Activities for all ages, Scientist Presentations, Free Museum Admission, Special appearances, photo ops with 501 Legions’ Neon City Garrison Star Wars Characters, and Food Trucks.
4pm - 8pm
Desert Research Institute - 755 E. Flamingo Rd.
Dinosaurs of the Past, the
Join renowned paleontologist and consultant for the blockbuster movie franchise, Jurassic Park, Dr. Jack Horner for an evening in the prehistoric past. Dinosaurs may be extinct but what does their future hold? This family- friendly presentation will explore the past,
6:30pm - 8pm
Clark County Library - 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Science Trivia Night
How many elements can you name? Can you recognize a scientist other than Einstein? Are you, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader? Gather your friends and test your knowledge in classic pub trivia style.
6:30pm - 8pm
McMullan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 4650 W Tropicana Ave.
Cows, Goats, and Horses, Oh My!
Rediscover historic Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs and get up-close and personal with the critters that live there. Visit barnyard animals, take a guided nature walk, and learn about the science of horses in the Old Dairy Barn.
4pm - 7pm
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs - 9200 Tule Springs Road
The Fantastic Beasts of Shark Reef Aquarium and How to Save Them
Discover the exotic and amazing animals of Shark Reef Aquarium. Find out the threats they face in the wild, and learn what Shark Reef and other AZA institutions are doing to help protect and preserve these fantastic beasts!
Shark Reef - 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S.