Nauticus to have a good time African American scientists and ‘Afrofuturism’ in Black Historical past Month occasion

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – “Afrofuturism” is the theme for Nauticus’ Black Historical past Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 29.

The definition of Afrofuturism is the merging of black historical past and tradition with science fiction, expertise, and artwork. It’s a idea that was coined by Mark Dery in 1993 and exemplified in films akin to “Black Panther” and “The Wiz.”


The maritime museum will provide quite a lot of STEAM-based actions, crafts, and applications within the Afrofuturism theme inside the Battleship Wisconsin. STEAM stands for science, expertise, engineering, artwork, and math.

Guests will be capable to discover an Afrofuturism Gallery displaying examples of the style, attend a sci-fi theater, take part in a black scientist/inventors scavenger hunt, make themed comics and crafts, watch and expertise cool science experiments, and assist construct an Afrofuturism Neighborhood Artwork Piece.

As well as, scavenger hunt contributors can enter right into a raffle to win artistic writing kits and kids’s books about African American scientists.


Saturday’s rundown of occasions is as adopted:

  • 11:30 a.m. Aquaria, highlighting Marine Biologist Joan Murrell Owens
  • 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Story Time that includes tales of African American Scientists and Inventors
  • 12:30 p.m. Water Clever, highlighting Biochemist Emmett Chappelle
  • 1:45 p.m. Black Scientists and Battleship Know-how, highlighting Scientist Gladys West, Chemist Percy Julian, and Inventor Garrett Morgan.
  • 2:45 p.m. ROV Workshop, highlighting Roboticist James McLurkin

Admission to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin on Feb. 29 is $7.57 (plus tax).

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