CLEVELAND (October 2, 2019) – Channel your inner mad scientist and visit Great Lakes Science Center in your favorite Halloween costume during Spooktacular Science on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. 
Pumpkins will explode, potions will be mixed, and spooky (not scary) hands-on science fun will be had by all! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 guests can enjoy Halloween-themed activities including the icky, stinky Gross Out Science Spectacular, wild potions and brews in the Chemical Concoctions Show, pumpkin explosions outside on the harbor, and a Monster Mash Dance Party. 
The Science Center’s “maker space” will transform into a Mad Science Laboratory where guests can flex their imagination skills to come up with their own spooktacular creations, and experience out of this world chemistry with mystery metals and materials that glow under black light.  
The Science Center has an extra treat in store for guests who visit on Saturday, October 26 – the chance to cheer on the high school FIRST robotics teams competing in the Curiosity Open: Great Lakes Science Center Robotics Challenge. The Science Center will welcome teams and their fans from around the region for an off-season invitational open. The competition kicks off at 10 a.m. and the special exhibitions hall will be transformed into a robot playing field where teams will go head to head, tournament style, to see whose robots are the best! 
Best of all, Spooktacular Science activities are all included with general admission, and there’s no charge to drop in on the robotics competition! Visit to see the full schedule of activities for both events. 
(Editor’s note: The Science Center’s fall-winter schedule is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Science Center is closed on Mondays and during all Cleveland Browns daytime home 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, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit for more information. 

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