Western Science Center presents Ice Age Soiree

HEMET – Food, fossils and fun – it’s all on the menu at the second annual Ice Age Soirée 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 13 at the Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Parkway, in Hemet.

The event for those 21 or older will feature gourmet dining under the stars, as well as local craft beer donated by Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands. The menu includes delicious fare such as filet mignon, fresh salmon, New Mexico highland peppers, charcuterie platters and more. The full dinner menu can be found at www.westernsciencecenter.org.

After dinner, guests will have the opportunity to chat with local scientists and educators at the event’s “Meet a Scientist” portion of the evening. Topics include anthropology, paleontology and even the unexpected links between fossils and beer. Guests who visit every scientist’s table will receive an exclusive Ice Age Soirée button.

Tickets also include admission to the museum after hours, and exploring is encouraged. Two temporary exhibits will be on display: “Stepping Out of the Past,” an exhibit on human origins developed in collaboration with Mt. San Jacinto College and “From Soda to Snake Oil: A Look at Historic Glass.” Guests will also be able to take an adventure through the museum to find out if they would have survived the Ice Age.

The Western Science Center is Riverside County’s largest natural history museum, and develops programs not only for children but for lifelong learners. Ice Age Soirée is the perfect night out for anyone who loves food, science and beer.

Tickets are $50 per person and $45 for museum members. Call (951) 791-0033 or visit www.westernsciencecenter.org to order tickets. Picture ID is required at check-in. All proceeds from the event benefit museum exhibits and programs.

For more information, contact Brittney Stoneburg at (951) 791-0033 or bstoneburg@westercentermuseum.org.

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