Halloween at the Exploratorium: Den of Ghoulish Delights

Event has passed (Sun Oct 27, 2013 - Thu Oct 31, 2013)
Museums, Science Museum


Take Halloween beyond candy and costumes into the realm of the curious and the captivating. To celebrate this favorite San Francisco holiday, the Exploratorium is creating two events that honor and demystify Halloween-related creatures and cultural traditions. From spiders and snakes to sugar skulls and mad science experiments, it’s a fun way for both children and adults to enjoy the fun, and occasionally dark, aspects of this venerable holiday.

Bring your family for a wide array of creepy fun at the Family Halloween event on Sunday, October 27. Get in touch with carnivorous plants, make sugar skulls, encounter blood sucking leeches with the AORN nurses association, and interact with Dangerous Puppets. While everyone can learn at the cemetery of dead science, children will find fun in watching 16mm cartoons accompanied by live accordion music.

On the evening of Thursday, October 31, adults ages 18 and up can experience an Exploratorium Halloween celebration in the museum’s Kanbar Forum with a funeral procession and wake inspired by the museum’s ever-growing cemetery of dead science ideas.

The Exploratorium’s Halloween celebrations are during regular museum hours, 10am-5pm, on Sunday, October 27, 2013 for all ages, and from 6-10pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013 for ages 18 and up. Both events are included with regular museum admission.


  1. Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco, CA