Discovery Place’s 21+ Event to Celebrate the 1990s

Discovery Place’s first after-hours Science on the Rocks event saw 2,222 attendees pack the museum for games and drinks that target the 21-plus crowd. The event is now a series, taking place on the third Friday of each month. On Aug. 15, the party returns with the subtitle “‘'90s Throwback.” You remember the '90s, right? Well, if you don't, you're probably not old enough to attend this thing.

The museum's party is much more than flannel shirts and a Bill Nye the Science Guy Cornhole (though that will certainly be there). Here’s a lineup of what you’ll find there:

* Super Nintendo gaming on the huge Smartboards

* The Carlton Dance Off, taking place on the museum’s dance floor

* A '90s Sitcom Costume Contest

* A '90s photo booth

The museum is also bringing back a few offerings from the first event, including Liquid Nitrogen Wine Slushies, Catapult Beer Pong, and access to the Oculus Rift. Though the Oculus Rift is a cutting-edge piece of video game equipment, I can tell you that the graphics recall the Nintendo 64, the last system that would occasionally require you to blow into a cartridge. No word on whether there's a GoldenEye level you can play on with this machine, though. Also, you can check out the museum’s regular exhibits, including Alien Worlds and Androids. Check out a Revue blog post about that exhibit here.

Science on the Rocks runs 5 p.m.-9 p.m., and costs $8 in advance or $10 at the door. You can buy your tickets here. I should have started my Captain Planet mullet much sooner.

What do you think is the most 1990s song in existence? This is the Revue blog's pick. Let us know what you think.

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