Two scientists walked into a bar…
What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun program created by the Fleet Science Center in San Diego that LabX now brings to DC! During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists enjoy something we all appreciate: a good conversation in a local bar. The scientists are easy to spot – just look for the sign that reads: “We are scientists. Ask us anything!”
Our recent Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® event took place October 24, 2019 in 11 locations around the DC area:
|Wisdom||5:30 – 7:30||Botany/Volcanoes|
|Craft Beer Cellar DC *||5:30 – 7:30||Sustainability Practices/Brewing|
|Lost Boy Cider (Alexandria)||5:30 – 7:30||Chemical Physics & Optics/Chemistry, Climate & Drinking Water|
|Capital Cider House||6:00 – 8:00||Human Paleobiology/Climate Impacts, Geology & Chemistry|
|Denizens Brewing (Silver Spring)||6:00 – 8:00||Drug Development/Microbiology|
|Denizens (Riverdale Park)||6:00 – 8:00||Food Safety & Microbiology/Planetary Science & Seismology|
|Red Bear Brewing **||6:30 – 8:30||Material Science/Chemistry & Art Conservation|
|The Royal||7:00 – 9:00||Experimental Physics/Infectious Disease & Public Health|
|Pub and the People||7:00 – 9:00||Infectious Diseases & Public Health/Bioengineering & Synthetic Biology|
|Present Company Public House||7:00 – 9:00||Climate Change & Human Health/Immunology & Cancer Drug Development|
|Pie Shop||7:30 – 9:30||Environmental Microbiology/Synthetic Biology|
* The Craft Beer Cellar event is a free tasting with Allagash Brewing Company. For additional details, visit their calendar of events.
** ASL interpretation available
No tickets or registration were required. You could just show up, grab a drink, and ask a scientist! You can read more about our earlier events in articles from the Washington Post and the San Diego City Beat.
We’d love to hear about the questions you asked and see photos of the fun, so please share your experience using #2scientists on social media and don’t forget to tag @labxNAS!
Are you a scientist who wants to participate in future Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® programs? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar is a registered trademark of the Fleet Science Center.