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Adult After Hours and Ascent Exhibit Fly into Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Summer's in full swing, and with it comes two things: Weather so intense it hurts to stand outside, and an insatiable itch to have adventures far away from the cubicle.

Lucky for you there's a way to stay cool while releasing your inner science nerd/aviation buff/culture vulture to explore and discover. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has one goal in mind this Saturday: Letting you cut loose in a kids-free, interactive environment.

Fly By Night Hanger Dance is an invitation to let your hair down and enjoy a few drinks, swing dance lessons and games that will make the kids jealous. Plus, you now have the chance to live out that childhood dream of being a pilot by exploring the latest exhibit at the museum, Ascent...When Dreams Defy Gravity.

The OMNI Theater and Noble Planetarium are also getting in on the fun. You'll have to pay additional admission to see Hubble, the latest IMAX film, or Texas Sky Tonight... Live! at the planetarium, but who can resist the opportunity to see the stars while enjoying air conditioning and wine?

Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes because Ricki Derek and The Vegas Six will provide the tunes during swing dancing lessons, though you could always sit a spell and show off your origami skills in a paper plane making contest.

The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and continues until 10 p.m. Tickets are $10, and you must be 18 years old to attend. Fly By Night is part of the museum's ongoing Adult After Hours series which continues on August 13 with a Night with the Cavemen. Visit for tickets and more information.

Just remember, if you're planning on having a few drinks, be careful in that Lockheed Martin flight simulator.

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Christina Mlynski

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