Spooktacular Science Weekend

Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27, 2019

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Calling all mad scientists! Great Lakes Science Center gets a hair-raising transformation with the return of Spooktacular Science on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27! 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: Discover Stage, NASA Visitor Center, Level 1
Saturday —12:15 p.m.
Sunday — 1:15 p.m.
Icky, stinky, snotty and gross are the stars of this show as we explore the science behind things that are just plain gross!
Chemical Concoctions Show
Location: Discover Stage, NASA Visitor Center, Level 1
Saturday - 2:15 p.m.
Sunday – 2:15 p.m.
This demonstration, complete with 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. & 3:15 p.m.
Sunday – 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
What happens when you combine chemical reactions, pressure and pumpkins? Stop by to find out in this explosively fun demonstration!
Curiosity Open 
Saturday ONLY
Location: Promenade, Lower Level
Robots have taken over! Stop by our Promenade level on Saturday, October 26 to learn about high school robotics from students from throughout the region. Great Lakes Science Center is hosting an off-season invitational for FIRST Robotics Competition Teams to show off their giant robots in a head-to-head tournament style competition!
Out of this World Chemistry
Location:  NASA Visitor Center, Level 1
Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.
We take chemistry out-of-this-world with mystery metals and materials that glow under black light! Get hands-on with chemical concoctions and learn more about the chemistry behind everyday materials. 
Mad Science Laboratory
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.
We transform our Maker Space into your Mad Science Laboratory! Use your imagination to come up with your very own spooktacular creation.
Monster Mash Dance Party
Location: Polymer Funhouse Room, Level 2
Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m.
Grab a costume and your dancing shoes! The museum gets shaking and grooving to the best seasonal dance songs - perfect for our youngest scientists.


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.