Friday, October 11, 2013

Discovery Science Center: Spooky Science & The Science of Ripley's!

There's a whole lot of SPOOKY SCIENCE going on at Discovery Science Center!
We went down this week to check it all out and we were amazed!

My little dragon and dinosaur loved all the pumpkins and spooky exhibits.

The Wizard of Ooze was a hit with all the little scientists!
We learned how to make slime, elephant toothpaste, and a color-changing concoction!

Then we got to make our own glow-in-the-dark slime and decorate pumpkins!

The Spooky Scavenger Hunt sent us exploring all around.

And there were some super spooky spider visitors to Discovery Science Center!

We put on 3D glasses and explored the Amazing 3D Maze full of fun facts and colors!
The maze led us into the newest exhibit at Discovery Science Center, 

This exhibit was full of unbelievable but true exhibits.
We crawled through a replica of Titanoboa.
At 50 feet long and 3 feet in diameter, it is the largest snake every known!

Brass neck coils have been worn for centuries by women and girls of the Kayan people in Myanmar.
Kayan girls as young as five begin wearing the coils, beginning with about nine loops.
The length is gradually increased until women are wearing up to 32 loops!

These creepy shrunken heads were not to be missed!

Can you guess what this image of Albert Einsten is made from??

This calf was born with 2 faces, and only lived for a month.
You can see her unusual skeleton on display.

One of our favorite rooms was Jump Into Art, designed by artist/software designer Ed Tannenbaum.
It was so cool to watch our bodies paired with color, moving in slow motion!
We could have stayed in there for hours!

The Science of Ripley's Believe it or Not will be at Discovery Science Center until Jan. 5, 2014.
Don't miss this amazing exhibit filled with with biology, cultural practices, illusions, and the unexpected!

Spooky Science is here through Oct. 31 and is a great event to visit for this Halloween time!

Don’t miss these festive activities on the weekends:
  • Make your own slime to take home
  • Join our costume parade extravaganza
  • See a SPOOKtacular light show
  • Enjoy our new Spooky Science stage shows
  • Trick or treat and take home a goodie bag
In addition, each weekend there will be a different themed presentation!

October 12-13: Unbelievable Magic
You won’t believe your eyes this weekend as we present an astonishing magic show that will have you rethinking the idea that seeing is believing. Come see a live magician perform a fun magic act, and even learn the science behind some classic tricks.

October 19-20: Creepy Crawlers
Join us this special weekend as we highlight our six and eight legged friends through shows and activities that will have you itching all the way home! Come check out presentations with Dr. Sue’s Insect Zoo and an NHM Entomologist where you will learn all about bugs and their habitats and food sources. You can touch them with your own hands, or just sit back and watch them do their creepy-crawly-thing!

October 26-27: Jack-O-Lanterns
Get into the Halloween spirit with this special weekend festival filled with pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns. Check out a special display of expertly designed Jack-O-Lanterns and see a giant pumpkin from Tanaka Farms!

Discovery Science Center is open daily 10 am to 5 pm 

except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

General Admission
  • Children (ages 3-14): $12.95
  • Adults (ages 15+): $15.95
  • Seniors (ages 62+): $12.95
  • Parking: $4.00


CK said...

wow, what kind of spider is that? I've seen those at our house!

Jamie said...

What a fun exhibit! Did you make their costumes? =)


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