Mad Science at the Apothecary - Oct. 19

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Hands-on exploration of science and history, October 19

Mad ScienceWhat do super heroes, bubbling beakers, and explosions all have in common? A mad scientist probably made them! Come to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum on Sunday, October 19 to explore where real science and mad science collide. 45 minute tours start every 30 minutes between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and feature historic medicines with surprising side effects. Upstairs, meet the Museum’s very own mad scientist while she brings to life some crazy concoctions and explores the science behind them. Admission is $6 per person 5 years old and up. Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops are welcome (program almost completes the Brownie Girl Scout Home Scientist badge). Tickets required as space is limited.  Tickets available online at    

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, and apothecary bottles and equipment. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee.

For more information, please visit The Apothecary Museum located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, call 703.746.3852, or visit