Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Discovery Science Center Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Science - Oct. 5

Discovery Science Center Celebrates Halloween Time 2013 Beginning Oct. 5 through Oct. 31
Spooky Science is back and features make-and-take slime, an “oozing stage show,” trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and much more
SANTA ANA, Calif. (October 1, 2013) –  Creepy crawlers, giant pumpkins, and smiling spooks of every kind are making their way to the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center (DSC) beginning October 5, 2013 for the opening of Spooky Science. During the month of October, guests will explore an eye-popping 3-D maze, investigate screaming balloons, get up-close-and-personal with real spiders, and practice their werewolf howls at our “phases of the moon” learning station.
Also included in this year’s Spooky Science is the “Wizard of Ooze” stage show featuring an up-and-coming wizard apprentice who teaches guests about “screaming balloons,” “gooey slime,” and “elephant’s toothpaste.” A learning station lets guests examine pumpkins of different shapes, sizes and colors, while learning about the delicious seeds that make this tricky treat a fruit instead of a vegetable. For young goblins (ages 5 and under), a pumpkin decorating section will have them creating their own Jack-O-Lanterns! And, as an added bonus, guests will get to make their own gooey slime!

Unbelievable Weekends are special events featured throughout the month of October that relate to the current traveling exhibit – The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Activities include costume extravaganzas, Dr. Sue’s Insect Zoo, a magician, and even a mini-pumpkin giveaway. Of course no day of spooks and tricks is complete without a costume parade and a take-home goodie bag filled with treats!
  • October 12 & 13: You won’t believe your eyes this weekend as we present an astonishing magic show that will have you rethinking the idea that seeing is believing. Learn the science behind some of the world’s oldest magic tricks and then check out The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
  • October 19 & 20: This special weekend highlights our six and eight-legged friends through shows and activities that will have you itching all the way home.  Guests will explore Dr. Sue’s Insect Zoo, learning about bugs, their habitats, and food sources. Guests can touch the insects with their hands, or just sit back and watch them do their creepy-crawly thing.
  • October 26 & 27: Get into the Halloween spirit with this special weekend festival filled with pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns. Guests can check out a special display of expertly designed Jack-O-Lanterns and see a giant pumpkin from Tanaka Farms!
Spooky Science is included with general admission, along with The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Come see a collection of artifacts and objects you have to see to believe. Tickets can be bought at the science center or online at Prices are as follows: adult ($15.95), senior ($12.95), and children 3-14 ($12.95). Discovery Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Discovery Science Center
For 30 years, Discovery Science Center (DSC) has been a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting educators teach science and increasing public understanding of science, technology, engineering and math through interactive exhibits and programs. With one of the largest education outreach programs in the country and an unparalleled approach at creating immersive, game-based exhibits, DSC is revolutionizing how educational content is delivered. Throughout the year, guests can take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero or feel the power of a simulated rocket engine launch. Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Bubblefest throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover. DSC is a recipient of the 2013 Medal of Service, owns and operates the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center based in Santa Ana, CA and will be opening a second facility in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, call (714) 542-CUBE or visit

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