TERROR-IFIC FAMILY FUN – WITH A SCIENTIFIC TWIST!
October 1st, 2012
CLEVELAND (October 1, 2012) – Exploding pumpkins, eerie stories and slimy fear challenges are just a few of the many experiences that will make guests’ hair stand on end this October at Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center.
Spooky Science Nights return October 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, and they’ll be even spookier than ever before with screaming ghosts and an “electric” Big Science Show, exclusive to Spooky Science Nights – Electric Madness! The events will also feature eerie stories aboard the Steamship Mather, fear challenges, glow-in-the-dark slime, cow-eye dissections, exploding pumpkins, fall-themed crafts just for kids, snacks, and an OMNIMAX® movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Be sure to arrive dressed in your favorite Halloween costume! Cost is $12 ($10 members). There is an additional charge for the OMNIMAX movie, dissection activity and parking.
For families looking for an overnight experience, our Fright Night Family Sleepover returns again this year on Friday, October 12, from 6 pm to 8 am (the next day). It’s sure to spook family members of all ages as guests spend the night among their favorite exhibits, listen to eerie stories aboard the Steamship Mather, enjoy the OMNIMAX movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs and gain free general admission to the Science Center the entire next day. This overnight event includes a late-night snack and a light breakfast the next morning. Cost is $39 per person.
“The month of October is one of our favorite times of year because we get to bring out the spooky side of science with slime, wild electricity experiments and everyone’s favorite show – exploding pumpkins,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at Great Lakes Science Center. “These events combine a unique mix of everything the Science Center has to offer – the Steamship William G. Mather, OMNIMAX Theater, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, hundreds of hands-on exhibits and unique science demonstrations.”
Advanced registration is required for Spooky Science Nights and Fright Night Family Sleepover. Please call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm).
Also this October, we’re offering a variety of other Halloween-themed events, including our Mad Scientist 101 Camp on Friday, October 12, Brick-or-Treat LEGO Workshop on Saturday, October 13, and our brand-new Monster Mash Halloween Workshop on Wednesday, October 10, which is perfect for the littlest scientists in the family! Visit www.GreatScience.com for event details and registration information.
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About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at 216-694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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