Don Harrington Discovery Center Monster Bash

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As a lover of all things science and discovery, I recently had the pleasure of attending the Don Harrington Discovery Center’s Monster Bash event. It was an evening filled with exhilarating activities, spooky experiments, and a whole lot of fun for both kids and adults alike.

The Spooky Setting

Upon arriving at the Don Harrington Discovery Center, I was immediately drawn into the eerie atmosphere. The entire center was transformed into a haunted wonderland, with cobwebs, jack-o’-lanterns, and monstrous decorations adorning every corner. The dim lighting and spine-chilling sound effects truly set the stage for a thrilling night ahead.

Frighteningly Fun Activities

The Monster Bash offered a range of engaging activities that blended science with Halloween excitement. From creating bubbling, glowing potions in the Mad Scientist Lab to exploring the anatomy of mythical creatures in the Monster Anatomy exhibit, every station was not only entertaining but also educational. One of my favorite activities was the “Build-A-Monster” workshop, where participants could let their imaginations run wild and construct their own unique, monstrous creations using various materials.

Spooky Science Demonstrations

The event also featured captivating science demonstrations with a spooky twist. I was mesmerized by the electrifying Tesla coil show, which illuminated the room with crackling arcs of electricity, and the mysterious “Ghosts in the Mist” display that showcased the science behind eerie phenomena. These demonstrations seamlessly combined education with entertainment, making learning about scientific concepts frighteningly fun.

Ghoulish Delights

No Halloween event is complete without deliciously spooky treats, and the Monster Bash did not disappoint. From monster-shaped cookies to bubbling beverages, the refreshments added an extra element of delight to the overall experience. I couldn’t resist indulging in some “eyeball punch” and “witches’ brew” as I continued to explore the hauntingly delightful festivities.


Attending the Don Harrington Discovery Center’s Monster Bash was an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blended scientific exploration with Halloween thrills. The event not only provided a unique opportunity to engage with various scientific concepts but also allowed participants to revel in the spooky spirit of the season. As I left the center, I couldn’t help but feel both educated and exhilarated, eagerly looking forward to future events that combine learning with entertainment in such a remarkably engaging way.