Love Halloween? So do we! From our more-fun-than-scary Monster Mash workshop for the little ones, to the haunting Terror Tour on our Screamship Mather for the big kids, we’ve got spooky fun for all ages! Follow registration instructions listed with each event below.
Early Childhood Series: Monster Mash Halloween Workshop
Wednesday, October 9
Saturday, October 12
Ages 18-36 Months / 10:15 – 11 am
Ages 3-5 Years / 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Explore the world around you with your favorite adult! Listen to a Halloween story, investigate things that go bump in the night, and experiment with icky slime! $10 ($5 members) per adult/child pair. Click here for more on our early childhood workshops.
Mad Scientist 101 NEOEA One-Day Camp
Friday, October 18
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
This Halloween-themed camp is full of experiments and hands-on activities to explore the science behind all things spooky! Investigate the creatures that haunt Halloween - from spiders to skeletons - and conduct electricity and chemistry experiments to tap into your inner Mad Scientist! Grades K-8. $45 ($40 members). Includes admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Extended care and lunch are available for an extra fee. Register online here or call 216-621-2400.
Fright Night: A Family Sleepover
Friday, October 18
A frightfully fun evening guaranteed to make your hair stand on end…literally! Explore the Science Center after dark and have a deliciously gross, ghastly good time. Dissect an owl pellet, conduct a Halloween-themed egg drop and play with slime and oozing pumpkins in the Mad Scientist lab! Enjoy the OMNIMAX movie Dinosaurs Alive! and a late-night snack. A great event for families with kids ages 6-12! $40 ($35 members). Register by calling 216-621-2400. Click here for more.
Spooky Science Nights: Aboard the Screamship Mather
Saturday, October 19
Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Do you dare? Explore our haunted Screamship William G. Mather after dark… mwahahaha! Sign up for the family-friendly Little Goblins Tour (kids ages 11 and under; select time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm) or the haunting Terror Tour (kids ages 12+; select time between 7:50 and 9:30 pm). Then throughout the evening in the Science Center, experiment with screaming balloons, witness pumpkin explosions, create glow-in-the-dark concoctions, enjoy cider and doughnuts, and watch the sparks fly as one million volts of electricity course through the body of one of our highly trained educators. For an extra fee, unwrap the secret mysteries of mummification when you watch Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs on our giant OMNIMAX screen or try your hand at a real eyeball dissection! $12 ($10 members). Register by calling 216-621-2400. Click here for more.
Brick-or-Treat LEGO Workshop
Sunday, October 27
1 – 4 pm
Build your own Halloween creations as you control a robotic arm to pick out candy and make a robot react to its surroundings! Learn the basics of robotics using LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits. Grades 4-8. $20 ($15 members). Includes admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Register online here or call 216-621-2400.