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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.

Just a sample of our Science Spooktacular fun:

  • Make a cool Halloween project in our hands-on Makerspace.
  • Experience a chilling science demonstration at our Energy Stage. Learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem.
  • Unravel the unexpected and the unknown through science with our partners.
  • Bring the whole family in costume to get into the Halloween spirit. Visitors over the age of 12 are requested not to wear masks unless it is for a photo.

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.


October 27
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm