Discovery After Dark


Avast! Join Captain Jack’s crew and set sail for a grand adventure at Discovery Center. This pirate themed evening for adults 21 and over is for the inner swashbuckler in everyone. Free yourself from your landlubber ways and don your finest pirate attire to join us for high seas science hands-on activities, a costume contest, and adult beverages.

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Set Sail:

Every Captain needs a ship! Build your own pirate ship and test it in the training bay. Can your vessel withstand treacherous winds and rough waters? Is it as fast as the Black Pearl or will it reside in Davy Jones’ Locker?


No pirate can find treasure without a spyglass. Construct your own spyglass to take home and find the cursed treasure.

Across the Bow:

Man the cannons and take aim at the Flying Dutchman. Use physics and math to calculate the best approach for firing your cannon at the target for maximum damage. You only get three shots and remember, dead men tell no tales.

Activities subject to change.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

All ticket purchases for Discovery After Dark are final. No refunds or exchanges will be made for these tickets. If you have questions, please call 615-890-2300 ext. 246.



Discovery After Dark at the Discovery Center is a chance for the 21+ crowd to be a kid at heart and dive into some science! Each Discovery After Dark is inspired by a pop culture theme that our hands-on activities are built around. Three drink vouchers are included with the purchase of one event ticket.