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It’s Treats all the way with our half-term Halloween programme

Tuesday 10th October 2017

We’re here, there and everywhere this Halloween as we thrill and wow children across the county with some spooky science. Our popular Halloween Show, which sells out every year, is flying in to Kennington Village Hall on 24th October. It promises science tricks and audience participation aplenty as our Halloween team carry out eerie experiments and dramatic demos.

We are also bringing back our popular planetarium show ‘Starry Skies‘ on 25th October – this year at Wood Farm School. The planetarium is an inflatable night sky that shows children how to navigate the stars, how the movement of the earth creates night and day and why the sky changes with the seasons. We’ll also be telling the cosmos stories of our ancestors – what did they think about the night sky and how does that relate to astronomy today?

If creepy slimy things are more you Halloween thing, our Bogeyman Slime Making workshop at the Story Museum on 26th October will really launch your broomstick. Listen to the story of The Bogeyman and then discover the secret to making the perfect slime. Children (and their ghoulish grown-ups) will be investigating this oozy, gunky super-stretchy liquid and making their own slime to take home.

And finally, some dressing-up fun. From vampires to Frankenstein’s monster and pumpkins to Wednesday Addams, kids can bring along their own costume to bling-up at our Halloween wearable tech workshop (28th October at Oxford Centre for Innovation.) They can add lights, sensors or buzzers to their costumes to increase the spook factor, or create something terrifyingly unique from scratch.

For more information and to book, see our full programme at


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