From 6 - 8 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 27), learn about the science of Africa, specifically about the advancements made by African-American scientists and why we are all Africans in some way.
Here is a rundown of what you can expect:
- Meet some African animals and learn more about many of the continent's best-known inhabitants.
- Examine some of the more exotic skeletons of African animals, pulled from the Museum of Discovery's collection, as well as skulls, hides and other animal artifacts from the Little Rock Zoo.
- Learn about the science and scientists of Africa, including troubling phenomena like the melting of the snow cap on Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Explore "The Development of Construction from the Age of the Pharaoh to Modern Egypt," as Dr. Akhnoukh talks about pyramids, pharaoh temples and newer projects such as the high dam in Aswan, Cairo Tower, the famous Alexandria Library, and the Egyptian Museum.
- Enjoy African roots-based music.
- And learn why deep down in our DNA, we are all African.
"Science after Dark" takes over the museum the last Wednesday of each month. Educators at the museum pick a cool science-related topic and develop an interactive program for adults 21 years and older.
A cash bar is available.
General admission is $5 per person. All Museum of Discovery members get in free.
For more information about the event or Museum of Discovery, click here or call (501) 396-7050. See what it's all about in a video preview below.