Looking for what to do this Halloween weekend? Here are several activities for technology and science enthusiasts that can please both families and adults alike.
For the family
Halloween Afternoon at the Exploratorium
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Celebrate Halloween at the Exploratorium where they will have a variety of activities for the family. Creepy crawlies will be on display thanks to The San Francisco Bay Area Tarantula Society. If insects aren’t your thing, check out the garden of carnivorous plants or join local artist Irma Ortiz as she demonstrates how to handcraft Calaveras, or sugar skulls, in preparation for Dia de los Muertos.
Lawrence Hall of Science
Weekend, October 30-31
1:30 – 4pm
Visit the Animal Discovery Room and hang out with all the creepy animals LHS has to offer. Touch or hold some of the slimiest, hairiest, creepy-crawliest creatures and learn more about those animals, and why they may not be as creepy as you think.
Academy of Sciences
Saturday, October 30, 9:30 -5:00 pm
Sunday, October 31, 11:00-5:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with chills and thrills at the Academy. Enjoy ghoulish music, join a costume parade, or take in the performances by Velocity Circus. Check out the live animal demonstrations and get up close with cockroaches, snakes, and other creepy crawly critters.
For the inner child
Friday, October 29
Instructables invites you to come to their headquarters in Downtown SF and join in a costumed show and tell. Bring your own DIY creation to show off and meet other makers. This is a participatory event, so if you’re not bringing an item to show, please bring food or drink to share. Costumes are encouraged!
Journey to the End of the Night
Saturday, October 30
7pm, Justin Herman Plaza
While not strictly a science or technology event, this event is definitely worth a mention. Engage in a citywide game of tag, as you run from location to location with Journey to the End of the Night. Players race through San Francisco to a series of checkpoints, while avoiding being caught by chasers. Those who fall will become chasers themselves, out to pursue their former friends and allies.