Annual Events


Morrill Hall-oween Fright at the Museum

Join us for some scary gourd fun Halloween festivities Sunday, October 30. All activities are included with admission. 

We'll have a variety of spooky science-themed activities, crafts and more. Premade trick-or-treat bags will be available for visitors. The bags will include a mix of candy and non-food items. 

Costumes are optional, but a 10% discount in our Discovery Gift Shop will be given to anyone in costume. 

Parking is available in the main lot in front of the museum. 

Join us for:

  • Candy Corn Lanes: can you bowl a strike on these fall candy sets?
  • Pumpkin Toss: Test your aim. Toss the balls into our stacked pumpkin buckets. 
  • Trick Trick Treat: Strategize and win your game of jumbo tic tac toe using our colored trick or treat buckets. 
  • Haunted Hands: Trace your hand and turn it into a haunted house to take home at this fun craft station.
  • Scratch-o-lantern: Use plastic tools to scrape patterns into these mini pumpkin hangers you can take home with you. 
  • Color-a-lantern: Drawn and color your own jack-o-lantern on fun shaped pumpkins at this craft station.  
  • 3D pumpkins: Create your own paper pumpkins to take home and decorate for fall. 
  • Bat Masks: Decorate your own bat mask to wear or take home with you. 
  • Scavenger Hunt: Archie discovered his trick or treat bag has a hole in it. Scour the museum to find his missing candy pieces (paper tokens). Turn a token in to the gift shop for an extra prize. 
  • Fossil Putt Putt: Test your short game with our mini putt putt activity through our fossil rhino gallery. Sponsored in part by Adventure Golf Center. 
  • Trick or Treat: stop by the gift shop for a premade trick or treat bag. Our bags contain a mix of candy and non-food items. Bags are sponsored in part by Hy-Vee.