Spooktacular Science!


10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 29, 2023


Spooktacular Science!

Spooktacular science banner

October 29, 2023

The mad scientists at Flandrau have concocted some terrifically spooky science fun for people of all ages!

Join us for activities, special planetarium presentations, laser light music shows, and trick-or-treating!

Join us! If you dare!

This Tucson Halloween event celebrates the season with a scientific flair! Make zombie brain slime, learn about the Tarantula nebula, and enjoy chemistry curiosities. The planetarium will be open too for special, limited-run shows. Visit UArizona club tables for trick-or-treating while you're here!


Science Exhibits and Spooktacular Activities

  • $8 for kids (ages 3 to 16, infants are free)
  • $12 for adults
  • Free for Flandrau members

Planetarium Shows

  • $8 for kids (ages 3 to 16, infants are free)
  • $12 for adults
  • $5 for Flandrau members

*Discounts available for seniors ($10), military ($10), college ID holders ($8), and EBT cardholders ($3).

Special Activities

zombie brain activity


A slimy activity. Please don't eat the brains!

angler fish hat

Creatures of the Ocean Deep

Dive in and learn about spooky marine organisms by making anglerfish hats and coloring deep sea creatures.

Ring toss

Tarantula Nebula Ring Toss

Learn about the real-life Tarantula Nebula while trying your skills at the ring toss. 

spider web

Make a Spider Web

Get crafty when you construct your own artistic spider web and spider!

UArizona Club Demonstrations/Activities

Chemistry Activitiy at Flandrau

Program to Advance Women Scientists (PAWS)

  • Colorful Chemistry
  • Science photo booth

Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry Club (MCBC)

  • Microorganisms in microscopes
  • DNA experiment
Marine demonstration on halloween

Marine Awareness and Conservation Society (MACS)

  • Ocean animal specimens
  • Learn about diverse ocean life 
horse brain in a jar

Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Association of Students (NSCSAS)

  • Brain Zoo!
  • Test your visual and motor systems with our mirror tracing box
science experiment

Medical Directive

  • "Hear the beat!" We will be bringing blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes for attendees to hear their heartbeat and try to use the blood pressure cuff on us.
Chemistry Student Scientist

Physicists for Inclusion and Equity (PIE)

  • Ghost in a bottle
  • Magic Music

Spooktacular Planetarium Show Schedule

Family dressed up as goonies

Trick-or-treating is encouraged!

Candy and/or small toys will be on-hand :)

Come in costume to be entered in a drawing for a free Family Membership ($140 value)!