Get ready for science thrills at our annual Science Spooktacular. This is a no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family.
At Science Spooktacular, you’ll discover that the things you thought were scary may not be that scary at all. Plus, surprise partners will help you unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science.
4:30PM | SPOOKY SCIENCE
Energy Stage, Lower Level | Observe spooky spectacles and learn about chemistry as our educators conduct ghastly science experiments.
5PM–7PM | PUMPKIN CARVER
GROW Pavilion | Whether a name or a design, watch Craig Joseph Sanders create a masterpiece out of our favorite fall decorations—pumpkins, and maybe get a chance to purchase one.
5PM–7:30PM | RAISING FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER PRESENTED BY ROAMING RIDDLE® MOBILE ESCAPE GAMES
TREX Room, Lower Level Explore Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory to discover if it holds the secrets to raising his monster in this interactive escape room. $9 Member, $10 Non-Member | 20-minute escape | Tickets are limited. First come, first served. 8 people per session.
5:30PM | THE AWAKENING
Energy Stage, Lower Level | A scientist is having trouble bringing his robot to life. Only our visitors can help! Presented by LaDeDa Productions.
6PM | READY READERS
Energy Stage, Lower Level | Join us for a spooky bedtime story.
6:30 PM | READY READERS
Energy Stage, Lower Level | Sit back and enjoy our second Halloween story of the night.
7PM | SERENGETI STEVE- The Reptile Experience
Energy Stage, Lower Level | America’s Got Talent finalist Serengeti Steve shows off spiders, snakes and other creatures of the night, in a live demonstration that will have you face your fears and make you realize that they are not that scary after all.
7PM | MONSTER TRIVIA NIGHT
The Loft, Second Floor | Flaunt your horror knowledge at a trivia night for those who dare to partake. First come, first served.
8PM | FEATURE FILM
GROW Pavilion | What happens when scientists attempt to recreate dinosaurs? Find out in the 1993 film—Jurassic Park. Make sure to grab some popcorn and drinks from our concessions located in the GROW Pavilion. Presented by AT&T.
This is a free showing, but tickets are still required. Please reserve your spot at the front desk.
Food and Drink Specials
Whether you’re in the mood for a mummy dog or candy-corn pizza, head over to one of our food venues for a monstrous meal. For our 21+ ghost hunters, enjoy a glass of wine or beer.
Cost: Free general admission
Parking: Free parking is available in the Oakland Building parking lot. The McDonnell Planetarium and the Planetarium parking lot will be closed.
Location: Oakland Building. The McDonnell Planetarium will be closed.