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A SWEET and Spooky Halloween
October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree with museum admission
Wear your costume and be among the first to experience the special exhibit Sweet: A Tasty Journey. Free with museum admission!
Trick or Treating, 11 am-3 pm
What kind of candy would you eat in the Seymour Planetarium? Starburst of course! Trick or Treat through the galleries of all five museums on our campus. Check out the highlights in each collection as you get a sweet treat to accompany each selected object.
Creepy Crawly Critters Live Animal Encounter, 11 am-3 pm
Get up close to weird and wild animals that call the Springfield Science Museum home. Animals may include a ball python, milk snake, bearded dragons, turtles, hissing cockroaches, and a tarantula.
Meet the Grinch, 11 am-3 pm
This lovable curmudgeon has come down from Mount Crumpit for one day only, because Halloween is Grinch Night!
Make a Ghostly Print, 11 am-3 pm
Use the light from the sun, a splash of water, and Nature Print paper to create a ghostly image.
The Marshmallow Lab, 11 am-3 pm
How long will it take to dissolve a marshmallow ghost? Can you engineer the tallest tower with marshmallow support?
Sweet and Spooky Sounds of Halloween, 11 am-3 pm
Join DJ Earl Grayson as he spins the greatest Halloween hits! Stop and dance or sing-a-long to a haunted tune.
Art Discovery Center, 12-4 pm
Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs or put on a puppet show. Learn what bats mean in Asian art and make a Scratch-Art Bat.
Book Giveaway, 12-4 pm
It’s no trick–fans of the PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! are in for a treat this Halloween with two holiday stories and glitter stickers in this Deluxe “2 in 1” Pictureback. In Trick-or-Treat!, the Cat and kids visit with a spider monkey, a coconut crab, and a fruit bat to see some amazing tricks and to sample some exotic healthy treats. And in Aye-Aye!, when Sally and Nick need help making scary Halloween masks, the Cat knows just what to do. He takes them to visit an aye-aye—a creepy-looking creature whose frightening looks are perfectly adapted for his environment. All in all, this is a Halloween treat sure to make parents, kids—and dentists—smile! (While supplies last.)