CLEVELAND (September 28, 2017) – Calling all mad scientists! Great Lakes Science Center gets a hair-raising transformation with the return of Spooktacular Science on Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28!

Bring along your witch or wizard hat as you experiment with potions, brews and crazy chemical concoctions. Then, grab a friend and brave our spooky glow-in-the-dark room using your very own, homemade flashlight! 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!

Stay after-hours on Saturday, October 28 for a Halloween throwback to 1993 in our Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater! The Take Two! Double Feature begins at 6 p.m. with your favorite three witch sisters in "Hocus Pocus." Grab your friend for support as 8 p.m. rolls around and Bruce Campbell battles an army of the dead in "Army of Darkness!" Accidentally transported back to medieval times, "Ash" must find a book of spells to return to the present - before the dead find him. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or online.

Spooktacular Science schedule:

Chemical Concoctions Show
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Potions, brews and crazy chemical concoctions are the stars of this colorful and entertaining demonstration perfect for wizards and witches of all ages.

Pumpkin Explosion
Location: Harbor, Outdoors-Lower Level
Times: 11:15 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.
What happens when you combine chemical reactions, pressure and pumpkins? Stop by to find out in this explosively fun demonstration.

Electric Madness Big Science Show
Location: Reinberger Auditorium, Lower Level
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Sparks fly as our mad scientists experiment with electricity and shoot lightning from their fingertips!

Mystery Messages Cart Activity
Location: Promenade, Lower Level
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Experience acids and bases like never before by writing a secret message that is only revealed once you make your paper “bleed.”

BASF Playful Polymers Cart activity
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Science gets ooey, gooey, slippery and slimy in this activity while we explore the chemistry behind slime and you make your own spooky creation to take home.

Experiment Experience
Location: Demonstration Labs, Level 2
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Experience the “science behind the spooky” with a special stop in the glow-in-the-dark room. Be sure to make your own flashlight to help you explore the dark!

Eerie Science behind Lake Erie Workshop
Location: Reinberger Auditorium, Lower Level
Time: noon
Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? Science gets messy and a little gross when we explore the truth behind the water of our Great Lake. Sponsored by NEORSD.

Monster Mash Dance Party
Location: Promenade, Lower Level
Time: Hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Show off your costume and your best moves when the museum gets grooving to the best seasonal dance songs around.

(Editor’s note: The Science Center has switched to its fall/winter operating schedule which is Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, and closed during all home Browns games.)

About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit for more information.

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