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.
11AM–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.
3PM–5:30PM | WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY
GROW Pavilion | See an owl, snake and tarantula and learn some facts about these interesting animals.
4:30PM | SPOOKY SCIENCE
Energy Stage, Lower Level | Observe spooky spectacles and learn about chemistry as our educators conduct ghastly science experiments.
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 | CREATURES OF MYTH & LEGEND
Energy Stage, Lower Level | World Bird Sanctuary naturalists for a program all about the ways animals inspire myths and legends across the globe.
7PM | OH MY GOSH JOSH MAGICIAN AND MIND READER
Energy Stage, Lower Level | Discover the blurred line between reality and trickery and maybe even learn how the “magic” is created.
8PM | FEATURE FILM
GROW Pavilion | Get ready for something big during this Hollywood classic King Kong vs Godzilla (1963). 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.