Cephalopod Movie Night With Science Friday - Atlas Obscura

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Cephalopod Movie Night With Science Friday

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday and a panel of scientists.

We’re submerging again for Cephalopod Week! Join Science Friday and Atlas Obscura for a night of movies and underwater magic.

There’s only one marine animal we want to talk about for eight days—one for each arm! Cephalopod Week is public radio show Science Friday’s annual celebration of these amazing creatures, from the cunning cuttlefish, to the superb squid, to the outstanding octopus. This year, Atlas Obscura and Science Friday are teaming up to give you a place to celebrate these incredible invertebrates together!

Come on out for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday at 826DC. Science Friday education director Ariel Zych will be joined by Stephanie "Stephalopod" Bush and Dr. Karen Osborn from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History who will tell us all about the mysterious middle waters of the ocean. We’ll bob in the water column to learn about the cephalopods and curious ocean drifters that thrive there.

Learn more about Science Friday’s Cephalopod Week!

Due to popular demand, we've added a second show! There are now two showtimes for this event, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Please be aware of which show you've signed up for. Your ticket grants you entry only to the show time that you've selected.


  • This event is family-friendly!
  • This event is accessible via public transportation. It's a short 3-minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metro station on the yellow and green lines.
  • If you do decide to drive, street parking and garages are available in the neighborhood. 


Email Matt Blitz at matt@atlasobscura.com.

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