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Join Us October 30 For


Supported by MRI Global

in Science City

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  • Union Station Members $6*
  • General Admission $8*
  • *Excludes $1.50 Preservation Fee

Saturday, October 30

  • HOURS 5 pm - 8 pm
Science City

Spookfest Activity Schedule

All activities are subject to change. Supplies limited.

Join us for an evening of spooky demos and surprises! A costume contest will be held between 7:15 – 7:45 pm. Categories groups: infants-4 / 5-9/ 10+ / family or group

  • Creative CornerSpooky  Glowing Eye Art   5 – 7:30 pm 

Use fluorescent art supplies to create eerie eyes that glow under a black light.

  • Early Learning: Make a Monster  5 – 7:30 pm 

Take on the role of Dr. Frankenstein and create a temporary monster out of various parts and playdough using probability.

  • Science on a Sphere:  Spooky Space Sciences 5:30 & 6 pm 

Peek into our haunted crystal ball in the Science on a Sphere exhibit to learn some spooky astronomy! This short presentation will teach you about some of the creepy cosmic wonders hiding in our Universe.

  • Maker Studio: Dark Shadow Maker 5 – 7:30 pm

Make a simple LED circuit to cast a shadow on this Spooky Halloween night. Features 3D Printed parts, LED lights, and laser-cut parts to create your shadow maker.

  • Nature Works: Animal Chats at 5:30 and 6:30 pm

Arachnophobia and Ophidiophobia: Why it’s ok to fear (and respect!) spiders and snakes

  • Stage Show: Spooky Sounds and Scary Lights 6:30 pm

Dynamic explosions, electrifying sounds, and eye-catching colors highlight these science demonstrations. It’s so fun you might say it’s spooky!

Periodic Table Demos from 5 – 8 pm

Float a pumpkin in the air – The Bernoulli effect will be used to float a blow-up pumpkin

Create a ghost egg – Dry ice will be used to form bubbles of gas that can be held by kids.

Guest will be able to take a ghost for a walk – Heat rising will allow kids to hold a ghost’s hand and walk with it.

  • Test Kitchen: Oh my Gourd! 5 – 7:30 pm

Video Activity: Oh My Gourd! What’s the difference between gourds, squashes, and pumpkins? Learn about the fruits of autumn by examining a variety of produce in the Test Kitchen. Video coming soon.

40-minute show showing at 5:00/5:45/6:30/7:15 pm (Requires separate ticket)
Enjoy some of your favorite family-friendly Halloween classics spiced up with spectacular 3D lasers and smoke effects at the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium!

Jaws Theme
Weird Science
Darth Vader’s March
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
Michael Jackson’s Thriller
The Addams Family
Time Warp
Stranger Things
Monster Mash

Video Coming Soon!

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