Indiana Historical Society welcomes Science Spooktacular

‘Tis the season for potions, brews and goos! Now, the Indiana Historical Society is giving you and your little ones a place to get hands-on, without creating a mess at home.

The Indiana Historical Society will present Science Spooktacular, a special Halloween-themed activity.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, IHS will turn the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center into a mad-scientist library. From noon to 4pm, the Science Spooktacular will allow parents and kids to explore the science and history behind all the hocus-pocus.

In the zombie food kitchen, families will get hands-on as they dissect “zombie-infected” brains with the help of BrainSTEM’s Dr. Anne Need. Kids will learn how the brain works and how different medicines affect it. Other stations will include activities such as brewing ghosts, and other creepy concoctions, and exploring the whys of glow-in-the-dark with slime.


Science Spooktacular will also put many monster myths to rest. With two presentations, Dr. William J. Sullivan will expose the science and history behind some of the world’s spookiest stories. After learning about the legends, kids will have a chance to create their own monster bookmarks.

As a treat for the adults, there is no reason to worry about the typical ups-and-downs of late October weather; all activities will take place inside the History Center, including trick-or-treating through the exhibits for old-fashioned sweets. Come as you are or wear your favorite Halloween costume.

Older children may also enjoy the newest IHS exhibit, You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning. The exhibit takes visitors back in time to 1877, where people inside Colonel Lilly’s first laboratory are toiling in the business of distilling medicinal plants and herbs.

MORE INFO: The Indiana Historical Society is located at 450 W. Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis. Science Spooktacular is free with admission to the Indiana Experience exhibit, which is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for kids {ages five to 17}. Children 4 and under and IHS members are free. The program is presented by Franciscan Health Indianapolis, in collaboration with Central Indiana Science Outreach {CINSO}.

Indiana Historical Society Science Spooktacular _ Indy's Child

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