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Finally Friday: WALL-E

  • Friday, December 28, 2018
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Wall-E movie poster

5:30pm-7pm: Food, live music and science stations
7pm: Movie begins in the WRAL 3D Theater, followed by commentary.

Piles of garbage and contamination have accumulated on Earth to the point that life has disappeared. Humans have abandoned the planet, and for a lonely 700 years a single robot has been doing what he was designed to do: compact and stack the trash. But what would you do if, after hundreds of years, you looked beyond your programming to discover how far love can take you?

Join us for our last Finally Friday:  Where Science Meets the Cinema selection for 2018 as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved Pixar films:  WALL-E. We’ll host  Alan Rich, a NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Solar System Ambassador, to help us separate the facts from the fiction following the screening. Don’t miss it!

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The highly acclaimed director of Finding Nemo and the creative storytellers behind Cars and Ratatouille transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named WALL-E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life …

WALL-E was released in the United States in 2008, becoming an instant blockbuster. It also won several awards, including the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It was considered by both fans and critics as the best film of 2008, and it also topped Time’s list of the “Best Movies of the Decade.”

WALL-E is set in the not too distant future, where humans have abandoned Earth due to the accumulation of garbage. The only known inhabitants remaining are a robot named WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth – Class) and his pet cockroach Hal. But everything changes when another robot called EVE arrives on a mission that could bring humankind back to Earth.


Paper Circuits
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
How many times have you used electricity today? Probably too many times to count, but most of the time, we don’t even think about it! Explore the invisible science of electricity and circuits, and create your own light-up paper circuit art to take home!

Build a Battery!
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Let’s do chemistry and make a “voltaic pile” battery, transforming the chemical energy into electrical energy! Learn how batteries work and how materials behave, change, and interact by building your own simple battery out of metal and felt washers.

Eyes on the Solar System
NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Witness the most awesome visualization of “Exoplanets” and discover how they can explain the meaning of conservation and the consequences of planet destruction.

Button Handout
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Hot off the press! A new and super-cute button from our movie collection has been released. Numbers are limited, so get one fast before they disappear!

Pest Friends
Arthropod Zoo, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Hal the roach is Wall-E’s trusty sidekick. Come hang out and learn more about roaches with the Arthropod Zoo’s own companions.

Waste Race
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
What should you do if you notice your favorite outdoor space is totally trashed? Clean it up!  What you do with your “trash” can make a big difference, so use your time wisely as you sort the trash into different bins in our “Waste Race”!

Alonso-Stepanova Laboratory
To study plants, people not only grew them but also did a lot of experiments, learning many interesting things about plants along the way.  Experiments are a fun way to look for an answer to a question or to test an idea.  Are experiments only for adults?  Not at all!  Kids like you have a lot of questions (don’t we all?) and you may be surprised to find out that you are more than able to answer many of the questions by yourself or together with friends and parents!  The experiments described in this website/brochure can help you design and perform real experiments.  They will help you learn about how plants grow.  And the best thing about these experiments is that they are practically free.

The Future of Soil
Compost Now
Learn how compost adds the necessary nutrients needed to keep our precious soil from turning into dirt!

MUSIC (5:30–7PM)

Loos Change band photo

Loos Change is an acoustic trio based in Raleigh that plays a wide range of material from the 1960s to today. From the British Invasion to Americana, classic country, R&B, and pure pop, Loos Change has something for everybody. Don’t miss them at this month’s Finally Friday event!


This Finally Friday event enjoy Beef Hot Dogs with chili, Beef Tacos, and a Quinoa and Avocado Salad. And don’t miss our selection of wine and craft beers!



December 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$2/ticket for Museum members, $5/ticket for non-members


WRAL 3D Theater

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Hugo Romero-Sanchez