Costumes are encouraged as families explore the Bullock Museum after hours during Spooktacular, a free Halloween celebration on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of treats, games, and hands-on art and science activities for kids ages five and up. Plus, receive free admission to the museum’s three floors of interactive exhibitions!
This year’s program will introduce children and their families to Texas “creepy crawlies” through special activities. Visitors can decorate a bug jar to take home, make a wildflower seed ball to plant flowers for pollinators, hop in a bug-themed photo booth, enjoy giant butterfly bikes from The Bike Zoo and more. Discounted tickets to the popular IMAX® documentary “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” will be available for screenings at 6 and 7 p.m. in the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre.
The Austin nonprofit Girlstart will partner with the museum once again to bring the popular science series “Spooky Science Extravaganza” to Spooktacular. Families can enjoy hands-on activities, like creating dry ice boo bubbles, exploring the structural and chemical properties of spider webs, climbing into a portable planetarium, watching vampire blood demos, and more.
Spooktacular offers an opportunity for Texas residents and visitors to experience the museum at no charge. The museum’s newest exhibition will be open to the public. “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” is one of the most extensive and comprehensive exhibitions ever produced on America’s most popular sport and features 2,300 yards of original artifacts, rare documents, award-winning photographs, and fun interactives for the entire family that explore the cultural and historical significance of America’s football legacy.
For more information about the 2015 Spooktacular event, visit the Bullock Museum website or call (512) 936-4649.
1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701