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Halloween is back for family fun at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Annual Science Spooktacular going virtual

The Science Spooktacular is back for another year at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center with some fun family activities

HOUSTON – This year’s Science Spooktacular at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center will be virtual due to the pandemic. Their main goal is to keep everyone safe, so they decided to get a bit creative with their attractions without cutting back on the spooky. Families will be able to enjoy daily activities all this week ranging from spooky bedtime stories to creating your own slime in a fun science show. You’ll even have the chance to visit the Arboretum and put your nature knowledge to the test on our Halloween Trail!

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Science Spooktacular (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

All virtual activities will be recorded so you can view them after the live presentations and all proceeds from this year’s event will support the Arboretum’s wide variety of education and conservation programs. The schedule of events can be seen below!

Science Spooktacular Schedule

All virtual events will be held from 6-7 pm in the evening

Monday, October 19: Songs & Stories

Virtually led spooky songs and bedtime stories

Tuesday, October 20: Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Do-it-yourself scavenger hunt in your backyard or neighborhood

Wednesday, October 21: Crafts & Pumpkin Decorating

Learn about Arboretum critters and decorate your pumpkin virtually with Arboretum Naturalists

Thursday, October 22: Halloween Trail & Photo Op at the Arboretum

Explore the Arboretum in a whole new way – imitate wildlife, search for critters, and finish the Halloween Trail for a special treat!

Friday, October 23: Science Show

Conduct spooky experiments while watching a fun, interactive science show

Saturday, October 24: Animal Encounter & Activity Replay

Missed previous activities? Tune in for a replay of all recordings with a grand finale of an Animal Encounter with some special reptile friends

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