I love rollercoasters. I even did a paper on rollercoasters in college comparing the relationship between the need for speed in our recreational lifestyles to that of our everyday life pace getting faster. It was fascinating research and actually a fun paper to write. Lucky for me and other speed freaks, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is once again bringing the fun of science (with the bonus of rollercoasters) to adults that cannot shake that kid feeling.
On Thursday, January 22, 6–9pm prepare yourself for rollercoaster physics fun at the second installment of Science on the Rocks.
This event will focus on California Thrills with a special screening of ADVENTURES IN WILD CALIFORNIA on their brand new IMAX Dome screen. Also, back by popular demand is the Tinkering Studio where you will be able to create the hills, ramps, loops and tunnels of a miniature roller coaster. This is where Roger and I spent the majority of the time at the last event. Also try a surf simulator, sponsored by Hawaii Surf Simulators of Carlsbad. Since this is 21+ only, you can enjoy the museum without feeling like you are bumping some kid out of the way as you construct your coaster.
$20 admission includes full gallery access, an IMAX film, hands-on activities, light hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.