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After Dark: The Science of...



Soak up the science of beer, wine and chocolate this winter and hear from experts, see bubbling demonstrations, enjoy live tunes and get the tastebuds tingling.

Meet T. rex in Dinosaur Discovery and explore Measure Island as we open the Sciencentre especially for After Dark. No kids, no lines, no limits!

Friday Night 19 August, 5.30pm – 9pm

Adult (18+ only) $21

Who you’ll see:

  • Matt Kirkegaard shares the amazing science, the ingredients and the often ignored story behind great beer.

  • Ursula Kennedy, wine scientist from the University of Southern Queensland, will present some of the intriguing, weird and wonderful facts and myths from the world of wine.

  • Jason O’Connor of Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate, matches beer and chocolate for a taste sensation you never imagined.

  • Dr Joel Gilmore discusses and demonstrates the methods of some key kitchen science and creates some novel dishes.

  • Professor Lindsay Brown talks purple super foods and how they can reverse health issues, as seen on Landline and Catalyst.

  • Street Science Steve brings the ‘wow’ with is his demonstrations and makes you wish you had him as your high school science teacher.

  • The Nitrobev crew will discuss the science of their Nitro Coffee creations. Think Single Origin Cold Brewing combined with Nitro Craft Beer (without the alcohol).

  • Bugsy Bros will discuss Entomophagy – the human consumption of insects as food. It’s common practice in many parts of the world.

  • Enjoy the live sounds of Linda Capewell.

Full program of events & activities:


5.30–9pm Dinosaur Discovery Level 3
5.30–9pm Parasites: Life Undercover Level 2
5.30–9pm Sciencentre & Measure Island Level 1

Music & Entertainment:
5.30–9pm DJ Bacon in Sciencentre Level 1

Tastings and Demonstrations:
5.30–9pm Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate, Level 2
5.30–9pm Nitro Bev Coffee, Level 2
5.30–9pm Bugsy Bros, Level 2
5.30–9pm Treasury Wine Estates, Level 2
5.30–9pm Green Beacon Brewing, Level 2
5.30–7.30pm & 8.30-9pm Dr Joel Gilmore, Level 1
5.30–8.15pm Science Steve, Level 1

Talks on stage, Level 2
5.45–6.15pm Matt Kirkegaard – What makes a great beer
6.25–6.55pm Professor Lindsay Brown – Treating chronic disease with food
7.05–7.35pm Ursula Kennedy – Wonderful world of wine
7.45–8.15pm Dr Joel Gilmore – Kitchen science
8.25–8.55pm Science Steve – Flaming science demo

This event is also at:
Cobb+Co Museum, Wednesday 17 August, 5.30pm – 9pm
The Workshops Rail Museum, Thursday 18 August, 5.30pm – 9pm

Event information

  • 18+ event, ID may be requested on entry.

  • Tickets are valid for the event date only.

  • Cash bar available. Food available for purchase.

  • Food and drink are not permitted in some areas of the Museum.

Science Steve by Lachlan Simmons
Beer advocate Matt Kirkgaard

Event Details

19 August 2016, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM