Children of all ages will be spellbound at our spirited, family-friendly Halloween event, Spooktacular. Get your fill of Halloween sweets and snacks as you gather up goodies around the Connecticut Science Center and explore more than 165 hands-on exhibits and devilishly delightful experiences. Jump under the sea into Ariel’s dance party, meet the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus, enjoy a spooky storytime, participate in ghoulishly fun LIVE Science, follow our trick-or-treat trail, make a creepy craft, snag a photo in the photo booth, and so much more. Don’t forget to conjure up a costume for the occasion because this spook-tacular event is FREE for kids ages 17 and under who brew up their make-believe best!
Halloween Fun for Everyone!
- Trick-or-Treating: Presented by Big Y – Your Family Market
- Special Guests the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus
- Member Kids’ Pumpkin Giveaway (Members Only)
- Last Chance to see the Traveling Exhibition Mummies of the World
- Creepy Crafts
- Photo Booth
- Ariel’s Under the Sea Dance Party
- LIVE! Science
- Spooky Storytime
- Potions Workshop (30-minute add-on experience | Separate ticket required)
- Special Showing – Disney’s 1993 Feature Film Hocus Pocus (Separate ticket required)
Allergy-Friendly FunDon’t be frightened away if you have a food allergy. This event is for all ghouls and goblins. Just notify our staff upon your arrival, and we will get you a pre-packaged allergy-friendly treat bag.
POTIONS WORKSHOP | ADD-ON EXPERIENCE
Calling all witches and wizards! Explore all things fizzy, bubbly, color-changing, and spooky to celebrate Spooktacular weekend with our resident Potions Professors. We bring the supplies; you bring the magic! This is a 30-minute add-on experience to our Spooktacular event.
Tickets are $5 each, sold onsite at the event - extremely limited.
- Three sessions are available: 11AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM
- 30-minute Workshop
- Ages 7-12
- Spooktacular General Admission ticket or Membership is required to participate (sold separately)
- Only registered children will be allowed in the Workshop
HOCUS POCUS MOVIE | ADD-ON EXPERIENCE
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT | 1993 FEATURE FILM | 1H 36M | PG
You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches—Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy—return from 17th-century Salem after some unsuspecting pranksters accidentally conjure them up. It’s a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth—but first, they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat! Loaded with bewitching laughs, Hocus Pocus is an outrageously wild comedy that’s sure to entertain everyone!
SHOWING OCTOBER 22 & 23 AT 2PM
SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED