Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar on February 6, 2020

Two scientists walk 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 next Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® event takes place February 6, 2020 in 9 locations around the DC area:

Bar Time Science Fields
Lost Boy Cider 6:00 – 8:00 Neuroscience; Climate Change & Toxicology
Denizens Brewing (Riverdale Park) 6:00 – 8:00 Polar Oceanography & Climatology; Genetics & Epidemiology
Denizens Brewing (Silver Spring) 6:00 – 8:00 Chemistry & Public Policy; Food Microbiology
Right Proper Brewing Company 6:00 – 8:00 Art Conservation Science & Chemistry; Paleontology & Geology
Silver Branch Brewing 6:00 – 8:00 Marine Biology & Sharks; Planetary Science
Capital Cider House 6:00 – 8:00 Math & Physics; Microbiology
Red Bear Brewing* 7:00 – 9:00 Astronomy & Space Physics; Geoscience & Geothermal Energy
Cotton & Reed 7:00 – 9:00 Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology; Biotechnology & Microbiology
Wisdom 7:30 – 9:30 Chemical Physics & Optics; Infectious Diseases & Public Policy

* ASL interpretation available

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!

No tickets or registration required. 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.

Are you a scientist who wants to participate in future Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® programs? Email us at!

Scientists answer questions at the #2scientists event
Glass of cider and button.
Capital Cider House glass of cider with a #2scientists button. Photo courtesy Keri Stoever.



Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar is a registered trademark of the Fleet Science Center.