22 October 2010
Posted in Press and Media
Explore the Science of Monsterology
A fun, safe place to trick or treat for the whole family
Sunday, October 31, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Orlando, FL - October 22, 2010 - Are you looking for a safe place to take your children during the spookiest time of the year? Kick off Halloween with a fun filled family event at the Orlando Science Center’s Seventh Annual Spooktacular Science Extravaganza. On Sunday, October 31, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., come join us for a whole days’ worth of activities and events that provides a safe environment for little phantoms to explore the science of Monsterology.
Experience the true essence of Halloween by coming to the Orlando Science Center dressed up in your scariest, creepiest and most ghoulish costume. Listen to Halloween music throughout the building as you learn how to make “Ghost Goop”, have an educational team demonstration about snakes and scorpions, witness a Gator creature feeding, learn all about blood, scabs and bruising and let out your inner spooky scientist as you watch experiments about dry ice and liquid nitrogen.
The multiple floors at the Science Center will provide an abundant opportunity for children to discover the secrets behind some of the most famous mythological and mysterious monsters. The youngest ghosts and goblins will be welcomed into KidsTown, where they will hear the truth behind “fairy tales” such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Peter and the Wolf while also enjoying face painting and animal activities.
The DinoDigs exhibit on level floor will showcase a session for children on creepy crawly critters like snakes and scorpions. Activities will also include a sand dig activity where the little ones dig for gold coins, spider rings, and hourglasses. Children will explore hieroglyphics - one of the oldest recorded forms of writing - as well as learning the historical importance of the Rosetta Stone. Other activities include a bloody bingo competition and the chance to sport a fake bruise or scab by a local makeup expert.
Since the Spooktacular Science Extravaganza is held inside the Orlando Science Center, little spectres enjoy trick or treating and themed activities rain or shine. The event is included with general admission, which is $12.00 for kids (ages 3-11), $17.00 for adults and free for children 2 & under. Admission is also free to Science Center members. For more information, please call 407.514.2000.