Explore the Center's exhibit galleries from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Free for everyone. Please leave children at home. Evening options include:
The lecture is titled: Antibiotic Resistance: What Happens When the Drugs Can't Kill the Bugs?(free) Join guest Shelley Haydel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Life Science and the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University as she discusses how the development of antimicrobials represent one of the most significant medical successes of the 20th century. Although antibiotics have saved millions of lives, infectious bacteria have evolved to protect themselves and resist killing, thus making some infections difficult or impossible to treat. This lecture will center around Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as an example to discuss bacterial antibiotic resistance, why the problem exists and what happens when infections caused by resistant bacteria fail to respond to our most effective and commonly used antibiotics.
Planetarium Presentation: Cosmic Coasters (Regular admission fees apply for planetarium presentations.)