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Hudson River Park’s Ask a Scientist returns with Nerd Nite in our Wetlab aquarium!

Nerd Nite NYC eagerly returns to Hudson River Park to bring you three fun-yet-informative water-themed presentations.

Have a few drinks while you learn about visual special effects as related to Avatar 2: The Way of Water by Nick Felker, water runoff in NYC by Evelyn Zornoza, and 20,000 Leagues Under the E: A Fishing-Based Tour of New York’s Marine Environment by Brad Dubik.

Before & After the Talks

  • Get up close and personal with wildlife from NYC’s liquid wilderness. Check out the exhibits & aquariums in the Wetlab, filled with creatures that live right under our noses alongside Wall Street, Tribeca, the West Village, and Chelsea.
  • Enjoy complimentary beverages, including beer and soft drinks.

Get directions to the Pier 40 Wetlab.

About Ask A Scientist

This event invites participants to explore a fascinating science topic and engage in a live Q&A session with the experts. Hudson River Park is teaming up with local partners to offer this special series of informative and entertaining events.

Events are held either at the Park’s Pier 40 Wetlab or Pier 57 Discovery Tank. Please see the event page for details.

Invite your friends to an evening of science fun and ask the scientists your burning questions. Stay tuned for more information about additional Ask a Scientist events this summer!

Upcoming Ask a Scientist Events

  • Thursday, September 21 in the Pier 57 Discovery Tank with Secret Science Club
  • Thursday, November 30 in the Pier 57 Discovery Tank with Secret Science Club

Our 25th Anniversary event season is presented by Hudson River Park Friends, the Park’s designated fundraising partner. HRPK Friends is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the completion, care and enhancement of the Park.

Hudson River Park is not part of NYC Parks, and we rely on private funds for our free programs, maintenance and operations. That means your donations are essential to ensuring our event season remains free for the public. Show your support today.

Students looking at an exhibit during an Ask a Scientist event at the Pier 40 Wetlab

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Thursday, Jul 20
6:30 PM
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