Kiggins Theatre

Vancouver, Washington

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Thursday, May 28, 2020 -- ONLINE!

Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space

Science on Tap goes online!* Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of… Read more

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -- ONLINE!

Booze, Booch, Bread, and Brine: The Science of Fermentation

Science on Tap goes online!* With social media feeds full of homemade bread, homebrew, and pickling, people seem to be embracing fermentation like never before. In this tasty Science on Tap Online event hear from geneticist Dr. Kevin McCabe, former Quality Manager for Full Sail Brewing and co-creator of KYLA Hard Kombucha as he explains… Read more

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -- ONLINE!

Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice

Science on Tap goes online! Antarctica, the ice kingdom hosting the South Pole, looms large in the human imagination. The secrets of this vast frozen desert have long tempted explorers, but its brutal climate and glacial shores notoriously resist human intrusion. Land of Wondrous Cold tells a gripping story of the pioneering nineteenth-century voyages, when… Read more

Thursday, June 18, 2020 -- ONLINE!

The Nutshell Studies and the Mother of Modern Forensics

Science on Tap goes online!* Frances Glessner Lee was supposed to spend her life as an heiress and socialite. Born in 1878 into a wealthy Chicago family, she was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes and… Read more

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in Vancouver

NEW DATE! Volcanoes Next Door: Mount St. Helens and Recent Cascade Eruptions

This event was originally scheduled for May 13 but has been moved to November 11. ***** On a quiet morning 40 years ago, Mount St. Helens erupted and the damage and devastation was beyond anticipation. 540 million tons of ash was spewed into the air, 57 people were killed, and the profound effects on the… Read more