Released October 6, 2017

Enjoy a free night of family fun at Spooky Science


Contact: Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  [email protected]

INDIANAPOLIS — Dress in your Halloween best for a night of Spooky Science at the Indiana State Museum. The free, family-friendly event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy a shocking display of static electricity, test your wild survival skills, make magic minerals glow in the dark and meet our mad scientist! There will also be an area for preschoolers to enjoy a balloon pit, sensory bins, coloring activities and blocks.

Do you think your costume has what it takes to scare up a prize? Strut your stuff in our parade and enter to win in categories like spookiest costume, best science costume, best homemade costume and best Indiana-themed costume. Registration will be open until the Costume Parade begins at 7:30 p.m.  Winners will be announced following the parade.


Spooky Science Family Night Out


Friday, Oct. 13

6 to 8 p.m.


Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis



Floating Ghosts and Bats – make paper ghosts and bats float using static electricity

Glow-in-the-Dark Minerals – see how a little black light can turn seemingly ordinary minerals fluorescent

Poison vs. Venom – they may seem the same, but learn how they are actually very different

Poison in the Body – learn the science of antidotes and anti-venoms

Mad Scientist Demonstrations – watch as he performs experiments with dry ice and slime

Survival Science – learn about primitive survival skills like making fire and water filtration

For more information on Spooky Science, please call 317.232.1637 or visit

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The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.