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Be Curious. Experience the Eerie. Curiosity haunts PacSci with special Halloween programming.

Curiosity haunts PacSci with
special Halloween programming.


Be Curious. Experience the Eerie.

October 18-31, 2019

Discover the spooky side of science at PacSci. We’re celebrating Halloween by exploring the science behind the eerie and haunted through science shows, hands-on activities, special events, and more. Plan your visit today to discover the science behind illusions, meet a tarantula and build your own monster in Tinker Tank.


Activities and Exhibits


Meet a Tarantula

Come to meet our tarantula-in-residence, Persephone, and learn more about the creepy crawly arachnids.

Eye and Heart Dissections

Eye and Heart Dissections

Explore the inner workings of organisms as you try your hand at dissecting a sheep’s real eyeball and heart.

Touch a Cockroach

Touch a Cockroach

Get up close and touch one of our resident Madagascar hissing cockroaches and learn the origins behind their name.

Playdates at PacSci

Scary Story Time

Designed for younger audiences, join us in Just for Tots as we share age-appropriate, frightfully fun stories.

VR Experiences

VR Experiences

Try our awe-inspiring collection of immersive experiences where you’ll have to see, feel and even smell (yes, smell) to believe.



Visit Tinker Tank to test your creativity and skills by rebuilding zombie toy parts to complete a simple task.

Live science shows at PacSci

Live Science Shows

Combustion, bubbles bursting into flames, and creepy snakes…oh my! See one of PacSci’s multiple, daily shows each featuring different topics.

Planetarium at Pacific Science Center

Halloween Planetarium Show

Investigate and debunk traditional Halloween myths using the night sky as our guide in this special show.


Special Events

Programs At Pacific Science Center

Parents’ Night Out: Gross Food Lab

October 19, 2019
Kids in grades K-5 take a bite out of the science behind creepy, crawly food that looks gross but tastes good.

kids at halloween in costume

Trick-or-Treat at PacSci

October 26-27 and 31, 2019
Bring the whole family in your best costumes to trick-or-treat through PacSci’s exhibits and enjoy the festivities.

Family Science Night

Family Science Night: Spooky Science

October 26, 2019
Make glow-in-the-dark slime, design a Frankentoy, and go on a spooky scavenger hunt with your family.


Guided Night Walks at Mercer Slough

October 26, 2019
Explore nature and nocturnal animal adaptations, call owls, listen for nocturnal creatures and participate in hands-on activities.

Science in the City

The Crimes of Macbeth: Witchcraft or Neuropsychology?

October 30, 2019
Delve into whether neuroscience or the supernatural caused Macbeth to make his bloodthirsty decisions in this chilling tragedy.

Members Get More

Members get unlimited free admission, passes for guests and IMAX movies, discounts to special programs, invites to exclusive members-only events, and so much more.


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