• April 28
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton
  • April 28, 2017
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • April 28, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $10


Event Description

DAYTON, OHIO – March 15, 2017 – The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will host GeekFest for the third year on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The popular event brings together a large gathering of a very unique group of people who consider themselves “geeks.” GeekFest is a must for gamers, Trekkies, steampunkers, cosplayers, and nerds! The diverse universe of geeks will enjoy an evening of costume contests, board games, hands-on experiments, and trivia in the Planetarium with prizes and activities for the whole family. “Every year GeekFest has grown by leaps and bounds, and is now a much-anticipated annual feature on the Museum’s event schedule,” said Jason Heaton, Assistant Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum. Special Events for GeekFest 2017 include: •Beat the Geek - NEW for 2017! This reverse trivia experience will allow the audience to stump local trivia experts •Costume Contest - NEW format will involve a parade through the museum, with judging taking place throughout the evening! •DIY Photobooth - Raspberry Pi-powered photo booth, hosted by Make It Dayton. Monster Attack! A great activity for kids Admission to this event is $10 for geeks of all ages, and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. All proceeds from general admission support year-round astronomy education at the Museum. Doors open at 6:00 for those who purchase tickets online. Doors open at 6:30 for day-of-ticket sales. Vendors will be on-site, and food will be available for purchase. All ages welcome; under 17 cannot be admitted without a parent. # # #

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