Spooktacular Science Weekend

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 2018


Calling all mad scientists! Great Lakes Science Center gets a hair-raising transformation with the return of Spooktacular Science on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28! Guests of all ages are sure to enjoy this family friendly Halloween-themed party. All activities are included with general admission and costumes are encouraged!

Gross Out Science Spectacular
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Saturday -- 12:15 pm, Sunday – 1:15 p.m.
Icky, stinky, snotty and gross are the stars of this show while we explore the science behind things that make you say “Ewwww”!

Chemical Concoctions Show
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Saturday -- 2:15 p.m., Sunday – 2:15 p.m.
This colorful and entertaining demonstration full of potions, brews and crazy chemical concoctions is perfect for all wizards and witches.

Pumpkin Explosion
Location: Harbor, Outside Lower Level
Saturday -- 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Sunday – 3:15 p.m.
What happens when you combine chemical reactions, pressure and pumpkins? Stop by to find out in this explosively fun demonstration.

Sounds of the Season
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday – 1-4 p.m.
We explore the science behind sound as you make your own musical instrument using common items and make them whirl and whine to sound like ghosts and goblins.     

BASF Boogers
Location:  NASA Visitor Center, Level 1
Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday – 1-4 p.m.
Slime takes on a whole new meaning when we add a unique science-spin to the chemistry behind these ooey, gooey polymers. Watch in wonder as your slime changes color before your very eyes.

Mad Science Laboratory
Location: Demonstration Labs, Level 2
Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday – 1-4 p.m.
You’ll meet our resident “Mad Scientists” when you make your way through the dark room and into the laboratory where science comes alive.

NEORSD Where Does it go?
Location: BioMedTech Gallery, Level 1
Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday – 1-4 p.m.
What happens when you flush the toilet? Take our robot for a spin through the obstacle course as you learn about the wastewater treatment process.

Monster Mash Dance Party
Location: Promenade, Lower Level
Saturday -- 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m., Sunday – 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Don your dancing shoes and your best costume as the museum gets shaking and grooving to the best seasonal dance songs around.


We want everyone to get their groove on in a fun, safe environment! For safety purposes, please remember the following:

- Masks may only be worn by children ages 12 and younger. 
- Halloween costumes with toy guns and weapons are prohibited.
- Costumes that are overly graphic, promote violence or otherwise might reasonably be assumed to be offensive to others are not acceptable.