October 5-31, 2013

Creepy crawlers, pumpkins, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Science Center for Spooky Science this October. Join us as we explore pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors and investigate the seeds inside them. Learn about the phases of the moon, explore a spooky 3-D maze, check out spiders of all sizes and colors, and much more! Even the youngest of goblins will enjoy spooky fun while learning about shapes as they create their own jack-o-lanterns out of felt.

Don’t miss these festive activities on the weekends:

  • Make your own slime to take home
  • Join our costume parade extravaganza
  • See a SPOOKtacular light show
  • Enjoy our new Spooky Science stage shows
  • Trick or treat and take home a goodie bag

Weekend Events & Programming:


October 12-13: Unbelievable Magic
You won’t believe your eyes this weekend as we present an astonishing magic show that will have you rethinking the idea that seeing is believing. Come see a live magician perform a fun magic act!

October 19-20: Creepy Crawlers
Join us this special weekend as we highlight our six and eight legged friends through shows and activities that will have you itching all the way home! Come check out presentations with Dr. Sue’s Insect Zoo and an NHM Entomologist where you will learn all about bugs and their habitats and food sources. You can touch them with your own hands, or just sit back and watch them do their creepy-crawly-thing!

October 26-27: Jack-O-Lanterns
Get into the Halloween spirit with this special weekend festival filled with pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns. Check out a special display of expertly designed Jack-O-Lanterns and see a giant pumpkin from Tanaka Farms!


All Spooky Science activities are included in general admission. Programming and schedule subject to change without notice.