Join us for Frankenstein-like projections, forensic science activities, Day of the Dead-inspired treats, and Halloween make projects. Prizes will be awarded to those in costumes. Most activities are free with NYSCI admission. See details below.
Ongoing Activities (3 – 6 pm)
- Little Makers: Spook-tacular Monster Making – Transform socks, buttons and everyday household materials into a spook-tacular monster puppet to all your own. This drop-in workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older. Free with NYSCI admission.
- Maker Space: Day of the Dead Block Printing – Learn to make block-printed, paper skeleton puppets. Materials fee: $5 per project ($3 per project for NYSCI members)
- Papel Picado – Make traditional Mexican paper-cut decorations with Angela Carlucci. Free with NYSCI admission.
- Grossology Experiments – Make your zombie or monster look complete by making a fake scab and/or blood from household products. Free with NYSCI admission.
- Glowing Creepy Crawlers – Use a glow stick and some simple craft materials to construct your own light-up spider or bug. Free with NYSCI admission.
- Frankestein-like projections – Mappathon workshop participants will light up the room presenting the work they created at their two-day workshop. Free with NYSCI admission.
- Metal Spider and Insects – Bugs get oversized in this metal sculpture installation by staff from NYSCI’s Exhibits Department. Free with NYSCI admission.
- 3 – 3:30 pm – Learn about the phases of matter in this special, Halloween-themed science demonstration. Free with NYSCI admission.
- 3:45 – 4:45 pm – Former NYSCI Explainer Jenn Phanomrat demonstrates how to make candied pumpkin (and seeds) and Mexican hot chocolate. Free with NYSCI admission.
- 5 – 5:30 pm – Educator Mike Wilson performs a musical rap about extinction. Free with NYSCI admission.