Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Think & Drink With the Extinct Looks at Animal Superheroes

Thu 4/18 @ 6-10PM

The monthly Think & Drink With the Extinct nights at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History are getting more and more popular. They give adults the chance to explore the museum’s offerings without a lot of little ones underfoot, while enjoying beverages from local wineries and breweries. And they have interesting themes that unify the demos, talks, displays and other presentations.

This month’s theme is “The Science of Superheroes.” It looks at the limits of the human body’s capabilities and the amazing abilities of creatures such as apes, bats, spiders, geckos and even cockroaches and how these abilities inspired superhero stories.

For instance, Tim J. Krynak of the Cleveland Metroparks will give some insight into bats and let visitors make connections to Batman. Museum educator Lee Gambol will talk about limb regeneration, and Case Western Reserve researcher Dr. Cynthia Beall will share what she’s learned about the adaptations of people who live at extreme elevations.

There’ll be beer from Fat Head’s and wine courtesy of Mancan Wine to drink as you ponder what you’ve learned.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of event.


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