image of children in costumes from spookfest 2019

Join Us October 29 For


in Science City

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  • Union Station Members $6*
  • General Admission $8*
  • *Excludes Preservation Fee

Saturday, October 29

  • HOURS 5 pm - 8 pm
Science City

Spookfest Activity Schedule

All activities are subject to change. Supplies limited.

Bleeding Handprints | Location: Creative Corner
“Create a ‘bleeding’ handprint using color-changing paper and science!” (no real blood involved)

Weave a spider web and apply a 3D-printed spider | Location: Maker Studio
Guest will make a spider web with yarn and popsicle sticks and receive a 3d printed spider to glue on top.

Spooky Skies | Location: Science on A Sphere
Exploring moons

Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab | Location: Engineerium
Life-sized operation game

The “Great Pumpkin Race” | Location: Tapped Out Classroom
Use sphereoes to race around a pumpkin patch

Very Scary but lovable animals | Location: Nature Works
Chat about what makes some animals scary.

Pumpkin Geoboards | Location: PNC Learning Lab
Pumpkin Geoboards:  Create shapes and practice fine and gross motor skills through this collaborative activity involving pumpkins!

Halloween Carnival Activities | Location: Periodic Table
  • Pick a lucky duck
  • Escape the spider’s lair
  • feed the sea monsters

PLUS Costume Parade and Contest

Laser Spooktacular |  Location: The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium (Separate ticket required)
Showtimes: 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7 pm
Prices: General Admission $8, Members $4
Duration: 25 min Show
  • Jaws
  • Monster Mash
  • Darth Vader’s March
  • Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
  • The Munsters
  • Time Warp
  • Ghostbusters
  • Stranger Things
  • Michael Jackson’s Thriller
Still from Roast Pumpkin Video

Making Roast Pumpkin and Seeds

Watch Video

Roasting Pumpkins & Seeds with Sherry in Science City’s Test Kitchen


  • 1 2-3lb. sugar pumpkin (also known as pie or baking pumpkin)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil of your choice 1 pinch of salt


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2. Cut the pumpkin in half from stem to bottom.
  3. 3. Scrape out the seeds and strings with a scooper or sharp spoon. Save the seeds for roasting!
  4. 4. Brush the pumpkin flesh with oil and salt.
  5. 5. Place the pumpkin flesh down on a baking sheet and pierce the skin to let steam escape.
  6. 6. Bake for 50 minutes
  7. 7. Remove from the oven and let the pumpkin cool for 10 minutes before handling.
  8. 8. Remove outer skin and use the flesh for recipes that require pumpkin.
  9. 9. You could makes soup or a pie! Fresh pumpkin in recipes taste great!

Don’t forget the seeds!

  1. 1. Clean the seeds from the pulp and let them air dry completely on a paper towel.
  2. 2. Arrange the dried seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle with cooking oil. Add salt and toss.
  3. 3. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until crisp and light golden brown.
  4. 4. Cool completely
  5. 5. They are ready to eat, or you can store them in a sealed container for about a week.