Calling All Mad Scientists!

Posted October 8, 2015 at 10:46 am     Category: Cape Fear Museum

WILMINGTON, N.C. – This fall Cape Fear Museum has Halloween down to a science, providing children and adults with an educational, fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Science Spooktacular offers interactive activities for “mad scientists” of all ages on Saturday, October 17 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Uncover the scientific principles behind “spooky” and mysterious events through hands-on activities stations throughout the Museum.

Cricket Café is back this year by popular demand! Create a frozen shadow and taste a glow-in-the dark drink in the Luminescence Lab. In the Little Shop of Physics, explore ghost divers, human circuits, magnetic magic and more! Wearing your lab coat and safety goggles (provided), venture into the Mad Lab where you will create x-ray art, make edible sugar rainbows, discover Frankenstein’s hand, experiment with raindrops and bloodspots and learn how to make pH testers at home.

NEW this year—preschool scientists will make fizzy ghosts, dig for bugs and worms, create slime and feed a model spider with fuzzy flies in the ‘Lil Mad Lab. In the newly-opened spooktacular Museum Park, have fun with “Punkin Chunkin” with a trebuchet, play a game in the Ghost Forest and learn the truth about bats.

Remember, it’s not spooky, it’s science! Admission is free for Museum members; $7.00 for non-members. Children five and under are free. Anyone who buys or renews a Museum membership that evening gets in free. Science Spooktacular is sponsored by Connect a Million Minds, Time Warner Cable’s five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to connect young minds to science, technology, engineering and math. For more information about science activities in your town, visit

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