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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
Noon–4pm

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

Instructables
Friday, October 29
6pm

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.

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5 Activities for Science and Technology Enthusiasts on Halloween 7 July,2011Laura Khalil

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Laura Khalil

Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.

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