LaB 5555 at HMNS: The perfect mix of geek and chic
LaB 5555 at HMNS: The perfect mix of geek and chic

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LaB 5555 at HMNS: The perfect mix of geek and chic

HOUSTON-Unlock your inner geek at LaB 5555 -the new party place with an intelligent twist at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, beginning June 22 from 8-11 p.m. Lab coat optional.

Every month, come check out a hot science topic; formulate a few cocktail concoctions; enjoy the hottest food truck fare; and then rock your hottest dance moves to some live music.

"HMNS is a world-class institution, renowned far and wide not only for its exceptional collections and exhibits, but for its unique programs as well," said Latha Thomas, vice president of marketing and communications at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. "On the heels of Mixers and Elixirs , we have blended the perfect new potion at the LaB . Here, the experiment always ends well."

First up in the LaB is "Skin and Bones," a special up-close look at our awesome newly opened Hall of Paleontology with our expert museum staff and an experiential theatre performance by ERTH's T.rex dinosaur puppet. Next, try out a collision of musical styles from Collide, a group of diverse musicians that brings everything to the table as they sample, deconstruct, and mash up every genre of music to create an entirely new musical landscape. Then, test food creations from It's a Wrap; Pi Pizza; Big Happy's Ice Cream & Treats; and Luchi & Joey's. The food trucks are not included in the event ticket. Some trucks may accept only cash.

Add more sparkle to the evening and wander through more than 750 beautifully crystallized mineral specimens housed in the Cullen Hall of Gems & Minerals and The Smith Gem Vault, where intensely hued jeweled masterpieces float wondrously in utter darkness, embodying the ultimate combination of natural perfection and flawless artistic execution. Or, head over to the Burke Baker Planetarium to rock out during the planetarium showings of Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin , playing at 8:15, 9:15, and 9:45 p.m. Planetarium showings are free with a LaB 5555 ticket.

Museum visitors are far too intelligent to miss an event like LaB 5555 . For tickets, or more information on this perfect mix of geek and chic, visit www.hmns.org or call (713) 639-4629.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most-heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

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