NYSCI 'Dead or Alive' spooky kid friendly activities

By 10/18/2019 09:40:00 AM

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) annual "Dead or Alive" Halloween celebration brings spooky (and fun!) science to kids and families on October 26 and 27.

Featuring a range of hands-on activities, science and art demonstrations, and more, Dead or Alive brings a do-it-yourself twist to Halloween.

Activities are free with general NYSCI admission and are available on both Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

This year’s activities include:

DIY Prosthetic Wounds: Noon – 4 pm
Museum visitors use a chocolatey recipe to create their own prosthetic wounds.

Fake Blood: Noon – 4 pm (Saturday only)
Visitors can make their own vial of fake blood to take home with them.

Spooky Stuffies – Noon – 4 pm
Participants learn the basics of hand sewing and make their own bat, pumpkin or ghost toy.

Costume Creations – Noon – 4 pm
No costume? No problem! Visitors can create their own costume using an array of tools and fun materials.

Spooky Sounds – Noon – 4 pm
Participants make their own instrument to create spooky sounds.

Dowels and Cobwebs – Noon – 4 pm
Visitors are challenged to build sculptures they can stand inside using wooden dowels, rubber bands and fake cobwebs.

Air Cannon Demonstration – Noon – 4 pm
NYSCI Explainers create vortexes using fog and an air cannon.

Tapetum Lucidum, A Live Painting Demonstration – Noon – 4 pm
Artist Shana Siegel will paint a 12-by-9 foot night landscape on velvet to demonstrate how painted theatrical backdrops are made.

Halloween Phases Demonstration – 3:30 pm
NYSCI Explainers demonstrate the phases of matter (with a Halloween twist.

Roommates – 10 am – 6 pm
This temporary art installation, created by scenic artist Shana Siegel, depicts two large fictional creatures based on the real-life symbiotic relationship of the goby fish and pistol shrimp.

Dead or Alive activities are free with museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students and senior citizens.

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