Families Celebrate A Spooky Science & STEM Halloween

GARDEN CITY, NY, October 2, 2020 ​- The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s annual Family Science Nights return  with the beloved “Spooky Science Night” with two socially-distant and limited attendance family sessions on  Friday, October 30th at 5pm and 7pm. Each session is packed with stimulating family-fun, STEM activities and  a Halloween parade to entertain the entire family. Tickets are $15.00 per person; $10 for Museum Members.  All activities are included with admission. All tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets will be sold at  the door. Ideal for kids in grades K-5. Info is available at www.cradleofaviation.org/spookyscience  Activities include:  

  • Frankenstein Hands​: Use your mad scientist skills to dissect frozen hands to discover what is trapped  inside.
  • Candy Catapults​: Protecting your Halloween hoard is serious business. Construct and test your own  catapults.
  • Boo-Be-Gones​: You ain’t afraid of no ghosts! Learn how to keep ghosts away with some homemade  ghost repellant.
  • Predicting the Future​: Do you have a sixth sense? See if you can predict the future by studying what  comes before it! 
  • Kepler Planet Hunt​: There are thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy and some have gotten lost in our  museum. Can you shed some light on their location? 

“Spooky Science Night is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. We are looking forward to seeing  everyone in person and having a great night of science tricks and treats!” ​- Kerri Kiker, Planetarium Education  Coordinator 

All young participants are encouraged to dress in costume accordinging to rules in adherence with CDC  guidelines as defined on the museum’s web site at ​www.cradleofaviation.org/spookyscience​. There are a  limited number of tickets available to ensure social distancing requirements are met throughout the duration of  the program. Families will follow a schedule of events from the time of entry to the time of event conclusion.  

Family Science Nights are designed to help families spend fun quality time together while building  self-esteem, strengthening bonds, & creating memories. With STEM occupations expected to grow to more  than 9 million between 2012 and 2022*, Family Science Nights are an easy way to introduce & experience  activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering , & Math. Tickets can be purchased at  www.cradleofaviation.or​g or 516-572-4066.  

The Cradle of Aviation Museum & Education Center is home to over 75 planes and spacecraft representing  over 100 years of aviation history and Long Island’s only Giant Screen Dome Theater. The museum is located  on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., in Garden City. Call (516) 572-4111 or visit  www.cradleofaviation.org