The Imaginarium Science Center will host its annual Boo Bash! Fall Family Fun Event on Saturday, Oct. 13, with special activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including make-and-take projects, spooky science shows and creepy crawly live animal encounters, as well as a family-friendly costume parade and contest.
Additional seasonally-inspired crafts and explorations like Ghost balloons, Spooky Slime and Frightful Face Painting are available for a small fee to help support the Imaginarium's ongoing educational programs and exhibits.
Ghouls and gals will have all day to explore the Imaginarium's hands-on science exhibits. Experiment with Newton's Laws of Motion in the Build Your Own Coaster exhibit and Science in Motion, then broadcast the news in the IMAG TV studio and share your recorded video.
Get up close and personal with sea life in the SEA-to-SEE Touch Tanks and meet the residents of Animal Lab - large and small with scales, tails, feathers, fur and fins. Dig up fossils and come face-to-face with a T. rex in the Dino Discovery exhibit area, then take on the virtual Cretaceous and Be the Dinosaur in the special exhibition featuring a simulator survival game, dinosaur safari jeep simulation, paleontology field station, and models.
Outside, stop by the Fisheye Lagoon to feed the fish, turtles, ducks and geese, then check out the interactive Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit and relax under the Water Tower in the new Lipman Family Courtyard complete with a butterfly garden.
Live Animal Encounters, Science Shows and a 3-D film are all included in this spooktacular day and all guests will receive 50 percent off regular admission.
For even more family fun, in conjunction with Boo Bash!, the Imaginarium will host the Fall Kidz World Expo with vendors offering families a whole day of fun for everyone from 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
Enjoy performances by singers, dancers, children's groups and entertainers taking the stage throughout the day and catch the family-friendly costume parade and contest. Local shops, clubs and organizations serving local families will have educational activity and resource booths to share what they do with the many families attending.
Learn about children's classes, camps, clubs, shops and service providers in Southwest Florida. The event is free and open to all with activities, music and endless entertainment, including performances by musical stars and feature creature shows, as well as the costume parade and contest with prizes.
A petting zoo, bounce house and obstacle course will offer additional experiences at a small fee.