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think + drink (science)

On the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm, we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically our "expert du jour" gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Drinks and bar snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring food.

ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5

Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13 
Please arrive promptly: 
Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).


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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


Upcoming think + drink (science) Cafes

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 7:00 PM

The Secular and Sacred on the Lower Suwannee with Mark Donop

Current research has revealed important new information about the prehistoric cultures that built the Shell Mound and Palmetto Mound archaeological sites along the Florida Gulf Coast in Levy County. These two sites appear to have been the cultural focal point for indigenous people in the area from about AD 200-700. Join anthropologist Mark Donop in an examination of the Montague Tallant Collection, housed here at the South Florida Museum, to see how critical the collection is to the understanding of the Palmetto Mound and its spectacular ceramic artifacts.

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets 

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).


think + drink (science)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:00 PM

Place Matters: The Sand Beneath Our Feet with Dennis Brock

Among the many things that make Florida a special place, our iconic beaches must rank at the top of the list. But look closely, and you’ll see that our beaches are not all the same. Each grain of sand tells a story of millions of years of interactions between mountains, rain, wind, rivers, oceans and life. Join Dennis Brock, local scientist and inventor of the Brock Magiscope, for a microscopic exploration of Florida’s diverse sands, tracing their origins to a time long before our peninsula even existed.

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets 

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 7:00 PM


Life Adapts: How Life Adapted to a Changing Florida with Jeff Rodgers

Life adapts to changing conditions. That’s what makes life, if not individual species, so durable. Over the past 30 million years, Florida has seen more than its share of changes. The fossil record tells a story of life’s comings and goings as Florida changed from a submarine rock structure to a savannah-covered peninsula twice its modern size, and on to our current configuration. Join Jeff Rodgers for a talk about Florida’s pageant of life, a story studded with giant crocodiles, bus-sized sharks, towering “terror birds,” sabre-toothed cats, massive mammoths, and hunting humans.

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Click Here To Purchase Tickets 

Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).