Fire & Water Fun at Museum After Dark Evening Event

Posted June 1, 2022 at 11:07 am     Category: NewsMuseum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — Cape Fear Museum of History and Science presents Museum After Dark: Fire & Water on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening event where adult guests (18+) can channel their inner pyromaniac or cool down with their favorite water themed challenge. Some of the activities for the evening include:

  • Take a personality quiz to determine if you are fire or water
  • Make s’mores with Carolina Beach firefighters
  • Construct your own boat and race in a regatta
  • Watch a fire ball demonstration
  • Participate in a water gun target shooting challenge
  • Experiment with pyrography using wood burning tools
  • Enjoy a frozen wine or juice slushie made with liquid nitrogen
  • Test your pitching skills to soak a Wilmington firefighter in the dunk tank
  • Have fun with fire & water props at the selfie station
  • And more!

During the event, guests are also invited to explore our newest in-house curated exhibition, FIRE! and out Smithsonian traveling exhibition, H2O Today.

“Who doesn’t love playing with fire,” stated education manager Amy Thornton, “this event will be a hot evening for our adult visitors to experiment, challenge their friends and have fun with fire and water.”

Advance tickets are now available for Museum After Dark, $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum admission desk or online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door on Thursday, June 9 for $15. Food and adult beverages will also be available for purchase during the event.

Museum After Dark is an 18 and over event sponsored by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. Activity stations will be set up outside in Museum Park, and in the event of rain, the event will be postponed to the next Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Museum fundraising efforts are governed by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3). CFMA’s purpose is to solicit and receive contributions and donations for the Museum. CFMA ensures the success of the Museum through fundraising, grant writing, programs, membership and promoting the Museum’s mission throughout the community.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is located at 814 Market Street and is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. Cape Fear Museum is also a proud partner of Museums for All and offers free admission to SNAP benefit recipients when they present an EBT card. More information:

News Release Contact: Barbi Baker,, 910-798-4367

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382
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