Welcome to the GeekDad roundup of events around the country of interest to Geeks, Dads, and families. If you know of an event that would be at home on this list, please let us know with a comment or an email.
New York City:
Dark Universe opens at The American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium. A tour through the great discoveries about our cosmos narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Plunge through the atmosphere of Jupiter, leave the Milky Way galaxy and bask in the afterglow of the Big Bang without leaving your seat. For more information or to buy tickets visit the Dark Universe website.
November 2nd and November 3rd:
Dead or Alive at the New York Hall of Science is a celebration of all things Halloween. This event will include pumpkin chucking, live bat encounters and a party. While you are there check out Little Makers where your kids can get some papier-mâché building time. There is a materials fee for the Little Makers more information can be found at The New York Hall of Science website
Miami will be holding its first Mini Maker Faire at The LAB Miami. With 60 exhibitors there will be all sorts of DIY goodness including robots, 3d printers and possibly a bamboo bi-plane. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Eventbrite
The Akron-Summit County Library is hosting a Mini Maker Faire from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. There will be a number of exhibits including exhibits by master gardeners to get you ready to set up a winter greens garden. The event is free and you can get directions at the Akron-Summit County Public Library page.
This one is for the grown ups: At The Exploratorium, check out After Dark: The Art of Tinkering. The Exploratorium’s After Dark series is an adults-only night of films, exhibits, and cocktails. This Thursday’s event is a celebration of tinkering so be prepared to tinker. There is limited space so get your tickets now by visiting the Exploratoriums After Dark:The Art of Tinkering page. Get two tickets and bring a date!