Halloween at Cranbrook Institute of Science is frightfully educational and fun

The Science behind the scary returns to Cranbrook Institute of Science during two sessions of Halloween Science 2013 on Saturday, October 19, at 2-4 or 6-8pm.

 
The most popular annual educational experience the Institute offers reveals the science that goes into the scary of Halloween. From the “smoke” of the dry ice, to the hair-raising experience of the Van de Graaff generator, Halloween Science offers a just-scary-enough experience for all ages. This year features Dr. Kelp discussing the results of his expedition in search of living dinosaurs that aren’t birds, hands-on science demo stations, craft activities, and more. Outdoors, visitors will witness pumpkin pyrotechnics and the Institute’s 3-ton trebuchet hurling objects through the air!
 
Halloween Science tickets for pre-registered attendees are:
$13 per child and $2 per adult for Institute of Science Members
$16 per child and $5 per adult for the general public
Pre-registration closes at 5pm Thursday, October 17. Only pre-registered guests are guaranteed a goodie bag. A planetarium program is included with each ticket.
 
Walk-up tickets are an additional $3 each at the start of each event but availability is not guaranteed. The Institute will close at 5pm Thursday, October 17 and will remain closed until the first session of Halloween Science at 2pm on October 19.
 
This is an all-ages event. Costumes are encouraged.
 
Register online at science.cranbrook.edu or by calling 248 645.3210.
 
Cranbrook Institute of Science is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is open through Labor Day Mon.-Sat 10am-5pm, with extended hours on Fri. and Sat. until 10pm, and Noon-4pm on Sun.  Closed Mondays Labor Day through Memorial Day. Museum admission is $13 adults, $9.50 children 2-12 and senior citizens (65+); children under 2 and Members admitted free. Fri. and Sat. evening admission after 5pm, $6.50 Adults, $5.50 children ages 2-12 and seniors 65+, children under 2 and Members are free.  Courtesy of MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission after 5pm is FREE the first Friday of each month.  Planetarium and bat program tickets are $5 general admission; $5 for CIS and OBC members; $1 for children under 2. Non-members must also pay museum admission. For more information about becoming a member of Cranbrook Institute of Science call 248 645.3200 or visit http://science.cranbrook.edu.