Get ginned up at LaB 5555 on Friday and learn the chemistry behind a good cocktail

Jumping juniper berries — LaB 5555 is back!

LaB 5555

This month’s theme is all about mixology, with the best bartenders in town — as curated by the Houston Press — pouring gin-based cocktails for guests between 8 and 9 p.m. Guests can learn about the chemistry behind a fine cocktail, vote on their favorites and then boogie to DJ Dave Wrangler and enjoy live video projection art by CHNNLZ (check him out here).

Participating venues include the cocktail programs at new Midtown haunt Mongoose versus Cobra, Haven, El Gran Malo and The Heights’ Liberty Kitchen. Come support your favorite hang-out and enjoy their drinks in a different, more scientific setting.

If gin’s not your thing, a full bar is available at multiple cash bars, with food on the front patio from Htown StrEATS, The Rice Box, Good Dog Hot Dogs and SweetRide!

For more information and to snag your tickets in advance, click here!

Please note: This event is strictly 21 and up.

The LaB 5555 launch had a serious bite: Read patron reactions and add your own!

LaB 5555 launched Friday with the help of some 700 patrons who gathered to geek responsibly and boogie among bones for a paleontological party dubbed “Skin & Bones.” Each LaB 5555, held monthly from here on out, will feature a scientific theme with one hour of educational pre-party time, live music, local food truck fare, cash bars and more. For a full schedule, click here.

 


Don’t call it a comeback! Feel the love for LaB 5555

We’ve revamped our after-hours, adults-only geek chic event and re-dubbed it LaB 5555. This new monthly mixer boasts scientific themes, great live music and noms from Houston’s best food trucks. Geek responsibly with us at LaB 5555!

Storified by HMNS · Mon, Jun 25 2012 11:06:11

HURRY UP, TIME, I HAVE A DATE WITH DINOSAURS TONIGHT. ALSO MY HUSBAND. #lab5555Lauren
@jiroshi getting his learning on at the #lab5555 party @ Houston Museum of Natural Science http://instagr.am/p/MMzytWlTtr/dani
Everybody get your learn on (you know the words) http://pic.twitter.com/5uHv1HyXHMNS
True story: A freaking dinosaur almost knocked over my cocktail. Rudeness. :) only @hmns.Joel Luks
Grooving to the group Collide. #lab5555 http://instagr.am/p/MMzQXbpWTJ/Greta Brannan
Don’t worry, it’s just a love bite. Come check out our awesome dinos by Erth dinosaur petting zoo! http://pic.twitter.com/TWuqyPNaHMNS
I have it on good authority that @IndyBrewing Stash IPA will be at LaB 5555 2nite at @hmns. No need to drink Heinies w/ the dinos anymore.The Ferm
(Also, me with a coprolite!) #lab5555 http://lockerz.com/s/219242772Lauren
Look at these pretty patrons http://pic.twitter.com/L17J4ovlHMNS
Looks like a success!!! :) RT @hmns: Don’t call it a comeback!! This dance floor is poppin’ http://po.st/52HzyvKindra Denise
Hey @hmns, thanks for hosting such an awesome event. Looking forward to next month already! :) #lab5555Rachel R.
Food truck pizza with pears and arugula… nom. #lab5555 http://instagr.am/p/MM8mDNJWZc/Greta Brannan
Pumped for Dancing w/ Dinosaurs tonight @HMNS w/ my Babe-osaurus Rex!Nathan Eguia
Don’t call it a comeback!! This dance floor is poppin’ http://pic.twitter.com/PZxUY3dXHMNS
Drinking in the @hmns at #lab5555. I saw dinosaurs!Kalley Powell
Dancing with dinosaurs! @sarahkmayes #lab5555 @ Houston Museum of Natural Science http://instagr.am/p/MNGawVDCHT/Hailie Durrett
Y’all, somebody here is WEARING A DINOSAUR. #lab5555 http://lockerz.com/s/219242558Lauren
This party don’t stop. 15 minutes left and you can’t slow us down! http://pic.twitter.com/0xtPJ5gLHMNS
Last night was a blast, one of the best nights I’ve had in a while! #lab5555 #HMNSRachel R.

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Mixers remixed: Introducing LaB 5555, our new after-hours, adults-only scientific shindig

Missing Mixers & Elixirs? Well, we’ve given it a makeover. It’s gotten in shape, revamped its wardrobe, learned to two-step and is a brand new event: LaB 5555.

Our new after-hours, adults-only scientific shindig launches this Friday and we want you there geeking responsibly right along with us.

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LaB 5555 will have the same cash bars and awesome live entertainment as Mixers did, but it’s committed to bringing you scintillating science, food truck fare and local entertainment all year long. Each month is centered around a scientific theme, with the launch being all about Skin & Bones. Attendees will hear about the highlights of our new Hall of Paleontology in the Grand Hall and have access to tour the new paleo exhibit throughout the night.

Highlights include classy yet sassy music by string quartet/DJ ensemble Collide; food from It’s a Wrap, Big Happy’s Ice Cream & Treats, Pi Pizza and Luchi & Joey’s; cash bars and a sweet giveaway for the first 200 smarty pants to show up.

And you’ll want to get here early. Get your learn on in the Grand Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. before you get your drink on and hear straight from our staff about the skin and bones in our new paleontology hall that have everyone talking.

Here are the deets:

WHAT: LaB 5555 launch
WHEN: Friday, June 22 from 8 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: The Houston Museum of Natural Science main campus at 5555 Hermann Park Dr.

Click here for tickets: $20 for the general public; $12 for members. Tickets grant attendees access to the new Hall of Paleontology throughout the night, live entertainment and free planetarium showings of Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin at 8:15, 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of events.

Happy Birthday, HMNS!

Birthday Cake
So, imagine this –
but times 100.
Creative Commons License photo credit:
Theresa Thompson


HMNS has been around for 100 years! It’s hard to believe, but in 2009 HMNS will be celebrating a BIG birthday. Since we are hoping to have as many people as possible participate – we are going to hold the party ALL YEAR LONG. Exhibits, classes, special events, and behind the scenes action are going to allow all HMNS patrons the opportunity to experience their favorite part of the Museum in a way they’ve never been able to before.

Seriously, though, we have to have cake. I LOVE cake.

If you like cake, face painting, bug chef concoctions, watching different chemicals get mixed and go ‘BANG!,’ taking docent led tours through every hall, learning how to preserve sentimental items, molding & casting dinosaur bones, learning about how exhibits are built, petting tarantulas, and making cool crafts – then you’re going to want to be at HMNS on January 3rd from 10am – 2pm when we have the best party of all: OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY! Don’t miss this special day as we kick off a year that’s going to be filled with surprises that will excite, tantalize, and leave you wanting more!