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Mad Science! Family and Children’s Groups Explore Science and History | News Release | City of Alexandria

Mad Science!

Family and Children’s Groups Explore Science and History

What do super heroes, bubbling beakers, and explosions all have in common? A mad scientist probably made them! Families and scouts are welcome to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum on Sunday, April 2 to explore where real science and mad science collide. This 45minute tour starts every 30 minutes between 1 – 4 p.m. and features historic medicines with surprising side effects. Upstairs, meet the Museum’s very own mad scientist while she brings to life some crazy concoctions and explores the science behind them.

Admission is $6 per person 5 years old and up. Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops are welcome (program almost completes the Brownie Girl Scout Home Scientist badge); ideal for k-3rd grade. Tickets required as space is limited.  Tickets available online at www.shop.alexandriava.gov.

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, and apothecary bottles and equipment. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee. For more information, please visit The Apothecary Museum located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, call 703.746.3852, or visit www.apothecarymuseum.org.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail apothecary.museum@alexandriava.gov

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