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June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am
Let Your Geek Flag Fly at the Boonshoft Museum’s 5th Annual GeekFest
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is hosting the fifth annual GeekFest on Friday, June 21 from 6:30-10:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum’s unique fundraiser and celebration of all things geek, nerd, trekkie, trekker, and otherwise fun and quirky is in support of year ‘round educational exhibits and programs.
NEW for 2019! Friday night will offer an adult-only evening of fun and frivolity at the first GeekProm. Guests 21+ are invited to dance the night away at this extravaganza for nerds from all walks of life.
Adventurers of all kinds will enjoy this cross-genre evening that features:
- Live music from The BIG WAZU
- Costume contest hosted by Andrew Farmer of the Hey Kids, Comics! podcast
- Don’t Lose Your Geek Card Game Show
- Ferret races
BACK by popular demand! Saturday’s GeekFest Family Day activities also include:
- Action-packed trivia games
- Museum-wide Scavenger Hunt
- How to Care for Your Mummy
- Galactic Cotillion for Teens and Kids
Throughout the weekend, guests may run into Klingons and Storm Troopers, R2D2, and even an Ectoplasm Station. Planetarium shows include Planets of the Galactic Empire, Sci-fi and action previews, and The Sky Tonight.
On both days, explore the House of Hexxx Cosplay, Midnight 27 Studios, the 501st Star Wars group, the Delorean, an Arcade, vendors, artists, games, and geek merchandise for every genre.
Guests can also support the Museum with a GeekFest Raffle Ticket, where prizes include a Steampunk ladies costume, signed art by Rusty Shackles, and more. Raffle tickets will be available online and throughout the weekend. Raffle drawing takes place on Saturday, June 22. Need not be present to win. Raffle Tickets: 1 for $5 OR 3 for $10.
How to Go
GeekProm (Friday only) tickets are $20/person, and include all activities, as well as your first drink (beer, wine, or soda) and light bites from local favorite Pizza Factory. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. 21+ only. Tickets now available at BoonshoftMuseum.org.
GeekFest Family Day activities are included with regular admission on Saturday; a Two-Day Pass is available online for $30.