The Leonardo has been spookified by science. This year, the terror-tinged themes of Spooky Science will find home throughout the museum. Match your cackle with an evil villain’s on the Laugh Graph, witness the electric terror of our 500,000-volt Tesla Coil, chart your individual fears on our Web of Phobias, or explore the hidden illusions of your mind in Perception. You can also participate in numerous hands-on activities and watch captivating science demonstrations. Read more below to learn more!
Spooky Science – It’s Electric!
Witness shocking demonstrations and get hands on with the science behind electricity.
Tesla Coil Demonstration:
M-Th: 4:45p Various times 10am-3:30pm (ask staff)
F: 5:00p, 7:00p, 9:45p Various times 10am-3:30pm (ask staff)
S-S: 11:00a, 1:00p, 3:00p, 4:45p
Spooky Mask Making
Explore the mask art of Saul Steinberg while creating your own spooky mask to take home.
Using green screen and animation technology, we dare you to create a spooky movie scene.
Spooky Forces in Engineering
Can you make a ghost fly or float? In Leonardo’s Workshop you can! Use everyday objects to build a flying ghost. Test it out in our wind tunnel or use static electricity to make it rise!
Spooky Science Lab Demonstrations
Watch as our mad scientists demonstrate some of their favorite gooey, foggy, flaming and even explosive spooky science experiments!
Spooky Science Lab Demonstrations:
M – F 3:30p, 4:30p
Sat – Sun 12:00p, 2:00p, 4:00p
Make your way through our newest exhibit, Perception, to reach the spooky science illusions table. Do you believe everything you see?
Find the Infinity Ghosts
Somewhere in the museum are an infinite number of ghosts waiting to be found. How can an infinite number of ghosts fit in the museum? How many can you count?
Spooky Math Attack
And you thought your math tests were terrifying! Visit Think Math to try your hand at solving our frightening math problem.
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