AfterHours: Brews & Boos

  • WonderLab Museum
  • October 19, 2024
  • WonderLab Museum
  • 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 337-1337
  • 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Members: $20 / Non-member: $30 / Access Pass: $10

Decomposition, Fermentation, Death, and Beer, dig into the science of life and death at WonderLab AfterHours: Brews & Boos. Learn about how humans deal with death. People all over the world have to confront death, and every culture has their own way of dealing with it. During this time, you will respectfully engage with various traditions surrounding death.

Enjoy light snacks, meet new people, and continue your learning about this spooky, scary subject. Death is inevitable, let’s learn about it!

Grab a beer from Upland Brewing Company and chat with their bartenders about the science behind your favorite brews. Not looking for alcohol, no problem. Enjoy tasting local kombuchas while learning about the process of fermentation. You’ll leave with the knowledge to make your own kombucha at home.

Let WonderLab’s animal experts guide you on a tour of our animal ambassadors. Discover how they protect themselves in the wild and their potential to turn deadly. Explore a death garden and test your skills identifying deadly plants and their dangers. Take home a vintage-inspired ID card for your favorite deadly plant. Bring history to the present, make your own piece of jewelry inspired by European poison rings. Then challenge yourself to correctly identify various animal skulls from WonderLab’s collection.

Capture your newfound knowledge and experience in a self-made zine, and then add to WonderLab’s ofrenda to remember a loved one who has passed. Dance to Malagasy music that is typically played during “Famadihana.” Expound upon your death-ucation by participating in a talk surrounding the culture of death and passing on.

A Night of Spooky Activities:
Dive into the science of making beer
Identify Animal Remains
Explore a death garden of dangerous plants
Hands-on learning about death and mourning in various cultures
Take a tour of animal defenses, featuring WonderLab’s animal ambassadors.

Recommended Ages: 21+ with valid ID

Dates and Times:
Saturday, October 19, 2024
7 - 10pm

Ticket Prices:
Members: $20 / Non-member: $30 / Access Pass: $10
Combo Tickets: Buy one ticket for Granfalloon and get one ticket for Brews & Boos 50% off. $30Members/ $45Non-Members/ $15Access Pass Holders

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  • Members: $20 / Non-member: $30 / Access Pass: $10