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Sciencenter Spooky Science

Free Halloween Community Event

Spooky Science

Friday, October 25, 6 - 8:30 pm*
Bring your costumed kids down to the Sciencenter to celebrate Halloween with a science twist! Explore tricked-out exhibits, a variety of spooky activities, and experience a full line-up of special presentations and eerie demonstrations.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Sciencenter will close early at 4 pm. Doors open at 6 pm for Spooky Science.

Additional parking will be available at Neighborhood Pride Market, located one block from the Sciencenter.

Ongoing Activities: 6:00 - 8:15 pm

  • Bleeding Paper: Use chemistry to make golden paper "bleed" red.
  • Dem Bones: Connect the bones to make your own shaking skeleton puppet.
  • Invisible "Candy":┬áMake special "candies" disappear (without eating them) and discover how scientists are developing real-life invisibility cloaks!
  • Shrieking Cups: Create a noise maker with common objects - it's a scream!
  • Spooky Messages: Write secret messages that can only be seen under black lights and investigate what other everyday materials glow. 
  • Squishy Glow Worms: Make your own squishy glow worms by using only two liquids.
  • Tricky Sticks: Fool your eyes with a trick-or-treat illusion.
  • Spooky Time! at the Spooky Corner: Special programming for our younger audience (4 and under).


Leaping Lizards! Slithering Snakes!: Ongoing 6:30 - 8:15 pm

Meet a variety of snakes, lizards, and other creeping creatures of the night (and day) with the Cornell Herpetology Club.

Chemistry Tricks & Treats: 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 pm

Are you prepared for weird science? The Ithaca College Chemistry Club will share tricks and treats of chemistry.

Plasma Globe: Ongoing 6:30 - 8:15 pm

Frightful Finale - 8:25 pm

Join us for a chilling end to Spooky Science! Weather permitting

Spooky Science is made possible with the generous support of: