Safe and fun Halloween events!

October 24th, 2012 · No Comments

There are lots of ’em around town, but this blog focuses mainly on downtown/UA–I’ve accepted that despite efforts to change. So much of my life is, well at UA and downtown and with two little kids and my day job, I tend to notice that which enters my world. So if you have an awesome event you think I’m missing, you can just post it on the TucsonMama FB page (you have to have “liked” the page first) or email me.

First up:
Spooktacular Science Weekend
Join the hair-raising fun and special Halloween activities and demonstrations at the Flandrau Science Center’s Spooktacular Science Weekend where everyone gets to be a Mad Scientist!

The beakers are bubbling again for Spooktacular Science at the Flandrau Science Center. We’ll have plenty of fun and freaky activities and demonstrations. Join us for all kinds of antics including slippery slime, squid dissections, a brain zoo, chemistry magic, pumpkin DNA, math mayhem, arts and crafts, and HalloweenTreats & Trinkets! Plus every day will include at least one special Halloween laser show in the Planetarium! This event is sure to deliver haunted holiday high jinks for the whole family.

If you bring your kids for the Halloween fun, you’ll also enjoy our two great new science exhibits. In our “Great Balls of Fire” exhibit you’ll discover the wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors and learn all about NASA’s new OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission which is being led by the University of Arizona. In our “Exploring Sky Islands” exhibit you’ll marvel at the amazing science behind our unique landscape – the Sky Island mountains of Southern Arizona – and the incredible abundance of plants and animals that live here. Both exhibits offer interactive games and hands-on activities that help kids learn science.

Festivities will begin on Thursday, October 26th at 6pm and continue through the weekend. On Saturday, October 27th we’ll have discounted $2 admission for everyone. Come before or after the Wildcats football game – the game is at 12noon so parking should be opened up by 4pm. See this map for game day parking:

For more information, directions, and parking info see below and check out

Dates and Times:

Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm
Friday, October 26, 6-9pm
Saturday, October 27, 10am-9pm (discount admission $2)
Sunday, October 28, 1-4pm

General Admission (includes Planetarium shows, Exploring Sky Islands exhibit, 100 Years of Arizona’s Best: The Minerals that Made the State exhibit, and UA Mineral Museum)
On Saturday, 10/27 only $2 for everyone!
Adults: $7.50
Children (4 to 15 years old): $5
Children under 4 years old: Free
Cat Cardholders: $2.50 off
Arizona college students (with ID): $2

Flandrau General Information
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Flandrau Parking Information
Flandrau Science Center is located on the University of Arizona campus on the northeast corner of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard. Free parking is available on the University of Arizona campus on weekends, and after 5 PM Fridays in metered spaces and many parking lots. Parking is also available in the UA Cherry Avenue Garage.

Special Parking Notes for Spooktacular Science:
On Saturday, 10/27 there is a Wildcats football game at 12noon so parking will be restricted. See the Game Day Parking Map:

On Sunday, 10/28, the Great Tucson Pumpkin Toss event will be held from 9am to 5pm on the UA Mall in front of Flandrau Science Center. University Blvd (along the UA Mall) between Campbell and Cherry will be closed to cars, but the Cherry Street Garage will have FREE PARKING.

CONTACT: Shipherd Reed, Digital Media Producer
UA Science: Flandrau, 1601 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0091, 520-626-2304,

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