5:30pm-7pm: Food, live music and science stations
7pm: Movie begins in the WRAL 3D Theater, followed by commentary.
Every year hundreds of new species are discovered — unless the discovery eats the scientist! Welcome to the town of Perfection, Nevada, where something has awakened under the surface. Don’t try to run, there is no place you can hide — the graboids are here. Quiet and deadly, you’ll only know they are present when you feel the TREMORS!
Join us at the April installment of Finally Friday to watch Tremors and explore what the film got right and wrong about tremors. Plus learn everything you ever wanted to know about discovering new species, deadly animals, earthquakes, and worms. We’ll host an expert to help us separate the science from the fiction following the film. Don’t miss it!
Our expert this month is Dr. Christian Kammerer, paleontology curator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. He’ll help us sort out some of those age-old questions that come up during the movie, like, “Can there really be giant prehistoric worms in Nevada?”
“Tremors” is rated PG-13
THIS MONTH’S FILM
Tremors (1990) — Produced by Universal Studios in 1990, this film is a tribute to 1950s low-budget sci-fi/horror films.
In the movie, Valentine “Val” McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Bassett (Fred Ward), two good-for-nothing odd-job workers living in a small desert community, stumble upon several odd phenomena. Eventually, they find the cause to be gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures. These creatures streak under the desert soil and snatch food from the surface. Cut off from the outside world, the residents of Perfection have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures, that are smart as well as fast, stalk them like monster sharks.
SCIENCE STATIONS (5:30–7PM)
Take aim to eliminate the graboid threat! Test your “dynamite” tossing skills to land a bulls-eye in the graboid hole.
Learn the amazing adaptations animals have developed to live underground.
Search through some “fossil dirt” to uncover sea fossils that are millions of years old!
Fear of the Unknown
Are you brave enough to reach into the blind box? We’ll talk about what our body goes through when we are afraid.
More details coming soon!
FOOD & DRINK
Enjoy Pork BBQ Sliders for $6. There will also be a vegetarian option. And don’t miss our selection of wine and craft beers!