Spooktacular Science at Flandrau!

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 31 2021.
October 30, 2021 10:00am to 5:00pmOctober 31, 2021 10:00am to 5:00pm
A young boy dressed up as a mad scientist

Explore spooky science activities- including slimy chemistry and sci-fi arts and crafts-at Flandrau's annual Halloween Event. You can also venture into our dark planetarium theatre for creepy astronomy adventures and laser light shows choreographed to Halloween pop hits!


  • Attention mad scientists! Get ready to use the power of electricity to turn rock into metal with this activity (hosted by the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources)
  • Families can observe real animal brains and guess which animal each one belongs to, along with other exciting neuroscience activities (hosted by Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Association of Students)
  • Explore shark specimens up close while learning about these fascinating and misunderstood "monsters" of the ocean (hosted by the Marine Awareness & Conservation Society)
  • Check out Halloween-themed demonstrations in biochemistry and STEM (hosted by the UA Biochemistry Club)


11:00 a.m. | Legends of the Night Sky –Laser animated film, constellation mythology, live star talk

12-5 p.m. | Spooktacular Science activities

12:30 p.m. | FRIGHT LIGHTS! – Halloween Pop Hits choreographed to a Laser Light Music Show

2 p.m. | Spooky Tucson Sky – A haunted twist on what's observable in the Tucson night sky

3:30 p.m. | FRIGHT LIGHTS! – Halloween Pop Hits choreographed to a Laser Light Music Show

Audience: All
Audience size: Large (101-500)
Price: $7-9 depending on age, college ID, other designations


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Campus: Main Campus


1601 E University Blvd
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

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Flandrau Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Flandrau