Pajama Jam Tickets On Sale Now

Pajama-Jam-Image-for-Solar-TreeTickets are now on sale for the Greensboro Science Center’s (GSC) annual family-friendly conservation fundraiser, Pajama Jam. The event will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019. This after-hours pajama party designed for families with children ages 12 and younger features crafts, games, live music by Big Bang Boom, face painting, and refreshments courtesy of Chick-fil-A. Attendees are encouraged to wear family-friendly pajamas to the event.

Two ticket options are available for Pajama Jam:

Regular Ticket(includes event activities and light refreshments – nuggets, fruit and a cookie – from 6:00pm – 9:00pm)

GSC Member (ages 1+): $10

Non-Member (ages 1+): $12

Under Age 1: FREE

VIP Experience(includes seated dinner – sandwich, fruit and a cookie – with the Chick-fil-A cows from 5:30pm – 6:00pm, plus event activities and light refreshments from 6:00pm – 9:00pm)

GSC Member (ages 1+): $13

Non-Member (ages 1+): $15

Under Age 1: FREE

VIP Experience is limited to 100 guests.

Proceeds from Pajama Jam support the GSC’s conservation fund, which aim to preserve species and habitats through on-site programs, community awareness, field studies and fundraising for local and global conservation efforts.

A Gift for the Kids: Pajama Jam Tickets!

Big Bang BoomPajama Jam tickets make a great gift for the lucky child in your life. Featuring Big Bang Boom and an evening of farm-themed fun with Chick-fil-A, it’s an event they – and you – won’t want to miss! The 2016 Pajama Jam is January 22 from 6 – 9pm at the Greensboro Science Center.

Pajama JamPajama Jam is a fun-filled, after-hours party sponsored by Chick-fil-A designed especially for families with children ages 12 and younger. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite jammies and join us as we dance to the rockin’ tunes of Big Bang Boom while enjoying plenty of farmyard fun!

Chick-fil-AGuests will have the opportunity to explore the museum and aquarium, and watch a special show in the OmniSphere Theater. Play games like bean bag toss, pin the tire on the tractor, clothes pin drop, and more! Participate in activities including face painting and balloon animals – and meet the Chick-fil-A cows as they graze through the Greensboro Science Center! Chick-fil-A will also provide tasty treats (included in ticket price) for all Pajama Jam guests.

Tickets are $10 for Greensboro Science Center Members and $12 for Non-Members. They can be purchased online, on site or over the phone at 336-288-3769. We’ll see you there!

Want to see what to expect? Check out photos from our 2015 Pajama Jam.

Come Jam with Us!

On Saturday, January 24, the Greensboro Science Center will be transformed into an island oasis for Pajama Jam, sponsored by Chick-fil-A. From 6:00 – 9:00pm, families are invited to escape winter’s wrath and join us for a Caribbean themed pajama party featuring great games, live music, awesome activities and tasty treats courtesy of Chick-fil-A.

Pajama Jam

Pajama Jam

Join the Conga line, show off your best dance moves or play Driftwood Limbo to cool Caribbean beats played live on a steel drum. Play penguin bowling, surfboard ring toss and go fishing for great prizes. Get a temporary tattoo and make cool crafts to remember the night!

Underwater adventures await party-goers in the OmniSphere Theater. You’ll also be able to meet some entertaining aquatic animals in the SciQuarium!

Chick-fil-A Cows will be grazing through the Center, dressed in their best jammies, ready to pose for photos! After all of these exciting games, crafts and activities, guests are sure to have worked up an appetite! Well, have no fear… Chick-fil-A will be serving up snacks free of charge to participants.

Admission to the Pajama Jam is $10 (plus tax) for Greensboro Science Center Members and $12 (plus tax) for Non-Members. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on site or over the phone at 336-288-3769. Capacity is limited but walk-ups are welcome, based on ticket availability.

Be sure to dress in your best pajamas (you too, grown-ups!) and jam with us at the Pajama Jam!

Let there be light!

Chemiluminescence Demo Video

Read on to learn about what’s happening in the video above:

Our scientist pours two solutions, labeled Solution A and Solution B, into two separate beakers (these solutions are respectively a Luminol mixture and Hydrogen Peroxide). [NOTE: Luminol is a “versatile” chemical that happens to be very good at demonstrating the turning of chemical potential energy into radiant, or light, energy.] He empties the two beakers into the tube apparatus, turns the lights off, then the magic happens as the solutions combine to make a glowing liquid! THIS is chemical potential energy turned radiant energy.

Some glowing “stuff” gets its light by way of a reaction called chemiluminescence. Chemiluminescent reactions are chemical reactions that yield light without producing much heat, which we think is pretty amazing. What else undergoes chemiluminescent reactions? To list a couple of common occurrences: fireflies and lightsticks.

Firefly

Firefly. Photo courtesy of nativeplantwildlifegarden.com

Why are we particularly excited about glowing stuff? Because Pajama Jam is almost upon us (tomorrow night), and there’s going to be a ton of glowing stuff there – glow-in-the-dark bowling, glow-in-the-dark ring toss, glow-in-the-dark bead necklaces, and more! AND now you know why these things can glow without burning us – they are undergoing chemical reactions which yield light with the production of very little heat…unlike, say, the light produced by a conventional lightbulb.

Tickets for Pajama Jam are available online here. We hope to see you there!