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Sci-Fi Family Halloween

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 2:00 pm4:00 pm


Saturday, October 23, 2021
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 – $15
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Registration required

$15 adults/$10 children (includes museum admission)

Travel through space and time with activities and crafts inspired by some of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books. Challenge your creativity and celebrate this special time of year with tricks and treats for your imagination.


Seeing Stones

Look through this otherworldly stone to see what others don’t. Build your own protective amulet out of clay, inspired by the book and movie, Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Galaxy in a Jar

Explore the wonders that make up our galaxy by creating your very own — in a bottle! Hold a nebula in your hands with this activity inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy collection created by Arnold Drake and artist Gene Colan.

Magical Maps

​Going on an epic journey? You’ll need a map. Maps are useful tools that help us navigate our own world…and those we’ve imagined. Make your own map of a magical land in this activity inspired by The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Wizarding Wands

Create your own magical wand, a vital tool for casting spells. Inspired by the supernatural antics in The Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy.

I Spy Scavenger Hunt through Magicicada

Take a closer look at the elements of Magicicada with a short scavenger hunt designed to make you do a double take.

Please note: Proof of vaccination is now required for visitors 12 years of age and older under the City of New York’s ‘Key to NYC’ mandate. Face coverings for visitors ages 2 and up are required even if vaccinated. For more information and additional details, see the visit section of our website.