When the sun sets, the Museum comes alive – with young professionals. In November, the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) hosted another of its adults-only event series. Discovery After Dark: “MODS Makes,” a science-themed soirée where guests had the opportunity to explore the new Leighton Family Hangar, hands-on STEM experiences, and augmented reality with Magic Leap Technology.
The Hangar is a high-tech makerspace located in the recently remastered and expanded To Fly Aviation Exhibit Hall. It is a unique fusion of a science lab, engineering workshop, innovation workshop and art room, which encourages collaboration and fosters the development of new skills with hands-on activities, from robotics and electronics, to sewing and 3D printing.
The Discovery After Dark program was presented by Allied Steel Buildings and supported by Grateful Palate, Saltwater Brewery and Shooters Waterfront. The evening was hosted by Friends of MODS, the Museum’s auxiliary that supports the Museum through fundraising events and volunteer opportunities, and whose members also serve as the Museum’s goodwill ambassadors in the community.
The next Discovery After Dark: Dinosaurs will take place on February 20, 2020.