The Durham Museum celebrates National Root Beer Float Day with free root beer floats Saturday, August 6th

The Durham Museum will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with free 8 oz. root beer floats to all visitors on Saturday, August 6. Each visitor will receive a ticket for one root beer float during museum hours, 10AM-4PM (while supplies last). Regular museum admission applies and members are free. The complimentary floats are being generously underwritten by Upstream Brewing Company, Hiland Dairy Foods and Oriental Trading Company.

Guests will also have a chance to participate in fun activities at the museum’s Platform including a root beer ring toss, puzzles, games and crafts all themed around the delicious, foamy float. In addition, each museum guest will receive a complimentary soda jerk hat at the front desk to wear during the day. New this year! Comedic Superhero Scientist Dr. Oxygen will entertain guests with some sweet science demonstrations from 1-2PM.

The Durham Museum’s authentic soda fountain dates back to the earliest days of Union Station, which opened in 1931. Soda jerks still make floats the old-fashioned way, by hand-scooping ice-cream and adding root beer flavoring and seltzer water.