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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

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Spooky Science Day

10/28/2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Get spooky with us...

Come celebrate Halloween by exploring the science behind the spook! We're offering a special $1 OFF general admission discount for guests who wear their Halloween costumes in for a visit on Oct. 28–31.


    Statues that stare. Paintings that glare. We’ll explore the science of some ghastly visual tricks, guaranteed to boggle the mind. But don't lose your head! After all, it's only science... isn't it?
    With this activity, you won't need a thunderstorm to play Dr. Frankenstein. Harness the power of stop motion animation to bring a skeleton to its feet. The results might have you thinking it's alive... it's alive!
    The bats are coming, but fear not. We'll use echolocation to prowl dark corners, then don our Bat Ears to hear a pin drop. But beware! You'll learn so much, it might just drive you... batty.
    Enter, if you dare, and meet our not-so-itsy bitsy tarantula, Garth. You'll see there's nothing to fear! So stay for a while, sit on your tuffet, but DON'T get frightened away!

Special Presentations: 

FIENDISH FOLEY at 12pm & 3pm
Clopping coconuts. Smashing cantaloupes. You'll learn the secrets behind some of cinema's most famous sound effects. Then, try your hand at making your own sound effects for a new silent film, in real-time! It'll be a SMASHING good time!

FRIGHT LIGHT at 2:30pm (additional ticket required)
Ghosts and ghouls delight as brilliant lasers, incredible fulldome digital effects and millions of stars perform to the sounds of Halloween favorites like Monster Mash and Thriller. Learn more»

Special Guest Presentation:

OOZING OOBLECK from 10am to 3pm
Presenters: Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities Materials Research Society 
Curious about research happening right here in Nashville? Learn more about the work student researchers at Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities Materials Research Society are conducting while enjoying some hands-on fun with everyone's favorite oozing matter.

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800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
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