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(West Palm Beach, Fla.)  Tricks and treats await brave “boils” and “ghouls” during the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s monthly “Nights at the Museum,” with this month’s Spooky Science theme.  Falling appropriately on Halloween night and beginning at 6 p.m., the evening will include a variety of scary science activities for kids of all ages.  Real mummies will also be on display, as part of the Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit, Afterlife: Tombs & Treasures of Ancient Egypt.


“This is sure to be the coolest Halloween party in town,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO.  “Where else can you go and see five different real mummies, which serve as a backdrop to tons of spooky science crafts and experiments.  Our educators have lined very exciting Halloween-themed activities, including some pretty spooky science, like oozing pumpkins and smoking bubbles!”


Additional Spooky Science “Nights at the Museum” activities include: black light ink message interpretation, erupting pumpkin labs, vampire veins, boo bubble demos, scorpion dissection, Battle with Vampires presentation by Mr. Why, live DJ and more! All guests will also have their fill of treats, including candy and dry ice apple cider and small scientists coming in costume can enter a costume contest. 


And the biggest “eye” candy of all will be more than 200 authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts, including five different mummies, even one that is said to carry a curse to every museum it visits!  Additionally, in true Science Center style, Afterlife has interactive components, making it feel like guests have taken a trip directly to Egypt.  Most notably, visitors can step into the centerpiece of the exhibition, a full- size reconstruction of the burial chamber of the great Pharaoh Thutmose III. 


Admission to Afterlife: Tombs & Treasures of Ancient Egypt is included in “Nights at the Museum” admission.  On the last Friday of every month, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium hosts a themed “Nights at the Museum”-- a family friendly opportunity to enjoy extended hours of the Science Center’s typical offerings, as well as a chance to view the night sky through the Science Center’s observatory.  Once monthly, weather permitting, the Science Center opens its observatory dome, which rotates to allow for the best views. Guests will be treated to craters, comets and galaxies visible by the telescope. 


Admission Science Center members is $4.50 adults free for children; non-members is $11.50 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children.  Children under 3 are free.  For more information about Spooky Science “Nights at the Museum,” please call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org.