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Halloween at the Exploratorium: Den of Ghoulish Delights

For Immediate Release:
October 01, 2013

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Halloween at the Exploratorium: Den of Ghoulish Delights


Famed museum celebrates Halloween for families on Sunday, October 27, 2013 and hosts adults-only celebration Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6-10pm

Take Halloween beyond candy and costumes into the realm of the curious and the captivating. To celebrate this favorite San Francisco holiday, the Exploratorium is creating two events that honor and demystify Halloween-related creatures and cultural traditions. From spiders and snakes to sugar skulls and mad science experiments, it’s a fun way for both children and adults to enjoy the fun, and occasionally dark, aspects of this venerable holiday.

Bring your family for an afternoon of frightful, family-friendly fun and a bit of scary science on Sunday, October 27 from noon to 4pm. Sneak through a cemetery of dead science ideas, learn how blood-sucking leeches are used in medicine, or have a close encounter with reptiles that slither and creep. Plus, watch old cartoons accompanied by live accordion music, play a video game made from a jack-o-lantern, and decorate your own sugar skull to take home. 

On Halloween night, Thursday, October 31, adults ages 18 and up can experience an evening of deathly delights, including creepy cocktails, such as the Bloody Mary and the Corpse Reviver, and a festive funeral where we’ll mourn scientific notions killed off by cold, hard evidence. Cloak yourself in a costume and come see a knife slicing into a cow heart; handle snakes, lizards, and other crawling, slithering reptiles; or decorate a skull made from molten sugar that you can take home.

The Exploratorium’s Halloween celebrations are from noon-4pm, on Sunday, October 27, 2013 for all ages, and from 6-10pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013 for ages 18 and up. Both events are included with regular museum admission.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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San Francisco
California 94111
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