TERROR-IFIC FAMILY FUN
Great Lakes Science Center is hosting late-night and overnight programs in October
that bring out the spooky side of science
September 20th, 2011
CLEVELAND (September 20, 2011) – Exploding pumpkins, haunted tours 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.
First up is the Science Center’s brand new exhibition, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, which opens October 1. Through fun, interactive challenges – like falling backwards and touching live creepy crawlers – guests can experience fear in a safe environment. While doing so, guests will also explore the science behind their physical and emotional responses as to why their hearts race, knees shake and bodies sweat when they’re scared.
Next, Spooky Science Nights return October 21, 28 and 29 and they’ll be even spookier than ever before with an explosive indoor fireworks spectacle during the “Fire Show!” The events will also feature previous favorites like eerie stories aboard the Steamship Mather, slime making, glow-in-the-dark painting and an OMNIMAX® movie.
And finally, a brand new event that debuts on October 14 – Fright Night Family Sleepover! It’s sure to spook families of all ages as guests stay overnight and explore the Science Center after dark for all things that go bump in the night.
“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 science demonstrations,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at Great Lakes Science Center. “And what makes this year really unique is that we’re also able to incorporate our new special exhibition, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, into the programming as well, which means even more spooky science fun for families!”
MORE ON THESE EVENTS:
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
October 1, 2011 – April 29, 2012
Why do our hearts race, our knees shake and our bodies sweat when we are scared? Find out in Great Lakes Science Center’s brand new exhibition, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, which opens October 1.Through 22 fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and explore the science behind their physical and emotional responses. Cost: General admission ticket to Great Lakes Science Center includes admission to Goose Bumps.
Fright Night Family Sleepover
Friday, October 14
Guests can explore the Science Center after dark, see the OMNIMAX movie, Secrets of the Pharaohs, face their fears in Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear and tour the Mather Steamship after dark. Then guests will grab their sleeping bag and spend the night among their favorite exhibits. Includes a snack, breakfast and free general admission the next day. Cost: $39 per person.
Spooky Science Nights
Friday, October 21 and 28; Saturday, October 29
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Guests can take a haunted tour on the Steamship Mather, touch live creepy creatures, see pumpkin explosions, mix up spooky concoctions, watch the OMNIMAX movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, witness an explosive indoor fireworks spectacle during the “Fire Show!” and take fear challenges. Cost: $12 per person ($10 members). Tickets to the OMNIMAX movie, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, are an additional cost. Show times are 6 pm and 8:30 pm.
Advanced registration is required for Fright Night Family Sleepover and Spooky Science Nights. Please call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm).
For more information on Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear: http://www.greatscience.com/goose_bumps/index.php
For more information on Fright Night Family Sleepover: http://www.greatscience.com/fright_night.php
For more information on Spooky Science Nights:
For more information on other late-night programs at Great Lakes Science Center: http://www.greatscience.com/late_night.php
About the 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 stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. 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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