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Science Spooktacular

October 30, 2021 – 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Unless otherwise noted by the , all activities are FREE! All items marked with a require tickets. Tickets available at any box office starting at 9:30 AM.

Ongoing Activities

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  • NEW EXHIBITION

    New special exhibitionTyrannosaurs: Meet The Family. |
    Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex, see a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, run for your life in a virtual experience, hatch a dinosaur egg and more in this immersive, multimedia exhibition that sheds new light on these ancient carnivores.

    Learn more about Tyrannosaurs


    Pricing

    • Adults: $14.95
    • Children (5-12): $10.95
    • Seniors (60+): $12.95
    • Members: $7.50
  • Creepy, Crawling Critters! In the Life Science Lab 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
    Discover the world of creepy, crawling things! Join Life Science Lab staff for a hands-on exploration of critters that crawl, wriggle, and creep, and learn more about the role these animals play in the world’s ecosystems.
  • Halloween-themed Games in GameXPloration (9:30 AM – 8:00 PM)

 

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  • Try your hand at Pumpkin Bowling in GROW (9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • What in your candy–CORN? In GROW Pavilion (10am – 7:30pm)
    How’d that candy get so sweet? Are plants the secret? Come play a game with us in GROW and learn all about that Halloween Candy.

 

Lower Level-LL

  • Play a round of Graveyard Games in May Hall. Every half hour from 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM.
  • Experience the Raising Frankenstein escape room from Roaming Riddle in T. Rex Room. Many believe that the story of Frankenstein is simply a fictional novel. But a growing number of scientists believe that the story of Frankenstein may be true. If Dr. Frankenstein was able to bring a humanoid creature to life, that would be one of the greatest scientific achievements of our lifetime. Scientists have been searching for Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory for over a century and, they have finally found it buried deep inside a cavern under his mansion. Now is your chance to discover if the legend is true. Explore the laboratory to see if it holds the secrets to raising Frankenstein’s monster.$10/person & $9/person for Saint Louis Science Center members.

    $10/person & $9/person for Saint Louis Science Center members.

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  • Create a mask or crown in the Discovery Room (5:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
    Are you looking to add more flair to your Halloween attire? Bring your little ones and your creativity to the Discovery Room where we will be making Halloween masks and crowns.
  • Spooky Stop Motion Story in the Makerspace (9:30 AM – 7:30 PM)
     Create a spooky stop motion video.

 

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  • Visit the Loft for Halloween treats and more!

 

Scheduled Activities

10:00 AM – 7:30 PM, T. Rex Room/LL |

Experience the Raising Frankenstein escape room from Roaming Riddle in T. Rex Room. Many believe that the story of Frankenstein is simply a fictional novel. But a growing number of scientists believe that the story of Frankenstein may be true. If Dr. Frankenstein was able to bring a humanoid creature to life, that would be one of the greatest scientific achievements of our lifetime. Scientists have been searching for Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory for over a century and, they have finally found it buried deep inside a cavern under his mansion. Now is your chance to discover if the legend is true. Explore the laboratory to see if it holds the secrets to raising Frankenstein’s monster.

$10/person & $9/person for Saint Louis Science Center members.

Get Tickets Now

 

10:15 AM, Energy Stage/LL
Science Story Time – “We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt”
11:00 AM, Discovery Room/2 |
Discover Science with Me: Creepy Chemistry

Join us for some not-so-spooky Halloween-themed science play. Learn how to make monster slime and dissect a pumpkin. Become a mad scientist and create your own potions and chemical reactions!
Tables are $20 for members/$25 for non-members. Purchasing a table allows guests to bring up to 5 people.

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11:15 AM, Energy Stage/LL
Creepy Chemistry – Science Demonstration
1:15 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Colder Than Ice – Science Demonstration
2:00 PM, Discovery Room/2 |
Discover Science with Me: Creepy Chemistry

Join us for some not-so-spooky Halloween-themed science play. Learn how to make monster slime and dissect a pumpkin. Become a mad scientist and create your own potions and chemical reactions!
Tables are $20 for members/$25 for non-members. Purchasing a table allows guests to bring up to 5 people.

Reserve Now

3:15pm, Energy Stage/LL
Positively Shocking – Science Demonstration
4:15pm, Energy Stage/LL
Science Story Time 

Frank

5:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Costume Parade

Gather at Energy Stage and join the costume parade! Everyone welcome.

6:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Science Goes Splat! Pumpkin Edition
6:30 PM, OMNIMAX/2
Coco

2017
Rating: PG
Runtime: 105 minutes

$3/ticket & FREE for Saint Louis Science Center Members

 


 

Answers to Your Spooktacular Questions

How do I get free tickets? (for shows, presentations, activities, etc.)

  • Get your tickets at any box office. Science Center Members may use the Member-Only Ticket Line, at the Membership Desk. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person is allowed up to four tickets for your group. Once you have a ticket, you must be in the theater by show time to claim your seat. If you decide not to use your ticket, please return it to the Membership Desk in the Main Building Lobby. Tickets turned in for sold-out shows will be redistributed at the Membership Desk until 30 minutes prior to show time. After this, visitors without tickets may wait in a standby line outside of the show’s venue. We will let in those standing by to fill all seats not claimed by show time.

 

What are the costume guidelines?

  • We encourage guests to wear costumes!
    We encourage guests to wear costumes! Weapons as part of costumes are subject to the approval of Saint Louis Science Center Security. No firearms or illegal weapons are allowed and if the weapon has a blade, you must have a covering for it. Full-face masks or helmets must be carried into the building.
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Price: Spooktacular is free but some activities are ticketed.
Location: Entire Science Center Campus
Ages: All ages are welcome.

Please note: Spooktacular will follow all existing Saint Louis Science Center health and safety guidelines, including capacity guidelines.