Explore Behind The Screams With The Museum Of Science & Industry’s Spooktacular Boo Fest

Elliot McGowan Elliot McGowan

Explore Behind The Screams With The Museum Of Science & Industry’s Spooktacular Boo Fest

Celebrate Halloween with costumes, trick or treating, smashingly fun science and more at Boo Fest 2021!

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s Boo Fest 2021 event returns this Friday, October 15th and will drop the extensive measures it took last year while Chicago battled the global pandemic.

The family friendly event will last around two weeks through October 31st with Friday, with a special MSI Members-only day on October 29th.

Guests will again be invited to explore an immersive Halloween-themed pathway through especially decorated exhibits. There will also be a return of last year’s live science experiences; Pumpkin Drop which provides a messy demonstration on gravity, and Frankenslime which features a creepy chemistry concoction brought to life via an oozy slime experiment.

The informative lab experience Dissect an Eye at MSI will also return offering those bold enough the chance to dissect a cow eyeball in the 20-minute experience accessible with an additional ticket.


Meanwhile, the museum’s motion simulators will take guests on two Halloween rollercoaster-like virtual experiences. One features ghost, goblins, vampires and monsters guided by horror TV host Elvira and the other will send guests exploring a haunted mine in the old West.

The Museum of Science and Industry will also debut Haunted ToyMaker activity. According to themuseum’s Boo Fest page the popular ToyMaker 3000 exhibition has been transformed offering guests the chance to “tour the factory and discover the skeleton crew that is now haunting the assembly line!”

While last year involved lots of physically distanced fun including trick-or-treat goodies sliding down chutes, this year guests can expect a return of the old trick-or-treating stops situated throughout the museum on Halloween weekend from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on both Saturdaynand Sunday.

More information can be found at msichicago.org.

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