Science on the Rocks: Cult Classics

Explore what goes bump in the night on October 18

Celebrate the creepiness of Halloween and your favorite cult classic movies with an evening of spooky science. Dissect what’s brimming beneath your skin with the Bride of Frankenstein, face your fears as you spin a wheel to ingest something ghastly, put in a call to the Ghostbusters while making ghost slime and dive into how Jaws’ filmmakers created such a famously scary movie. Have a creative costume idea? Get decked out with your friends and see if you have what it takes to win the costume contest!

For an additional $5, see Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs in IMAX at 7:00 p.m. Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs.

Online ticket sales end at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the door.



Must be 21 or older. All sales final. Activities subject to change. Photo ID required for Museum entry. All IDs will be checked at the door. Check-in will be at Tryon St. Admissions. Cash/credit bars featuring beer, wine and liquor throughout Levels 1 and 2. Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is not included. Curio City Kitchen will be open, serving beer, wine and a special menu.

Enter...If You Dare
  • Adults 21+
  • October 18
  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Science on the Rocks - Ages 21+