Retro Fun at Museum After Dark Totally 80s Event

Posted October 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm     Category: MuseumNews

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science presents Museum After Dark: Totally 80s on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a gnarly evening event where adult guests can turn back time, experience radical fun at themed event stations and view a righteous pop-up display including 1980s movie props, technology items and other memorabilia. Some of the activities for the evening include: 

  • Best of the 80s trivia
  • Chill at the arcade and play your favorite vintage video games
  • Make your own glowing neon slime
  • Totally tubular toy station with Rubik’s Cubes, Simon, Lite Brite and more
  • Share your favorite 80s words and phrases on our slang wall
  • Design your own slap bracelet
  • Selfie station with retro props and accessories
  • And compete in a Pac-Man-inspired team challenge!

80s dress is totally encouraged and we will have contests and prizes for best hair at 6:30 p.m., costumes at 7:30 p.m. and dance moves at 8:30 p.m.  Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase and include A&M’s Red Food Truck, Pepe’s Tacos, Edward Teach Brewery and Bombers Bev Co.

“Who doesn’t love an 80s party,” stated Museum Director Sheryl Kingery Mays, “this event will be a retro evening for our adult visitors to dress up, tease their hair, listen to tunes and experience the killer fun of the 1980s.”

Advance tickets are now available for Museum After Dark, $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum admission desk or Tickets may also be purchased at the door on Thursday, October 10, $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Museum After Dark is an 18 and over event sponsored by Cape Fear Museum Associates.

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 Tuesday-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. 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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