Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.
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- $25 for two tickets to the Spirits & Skeletons Halloween mixer (a $50 value)
- $50 for four tickets to the Spirits & Skeletons Halloween mixer (a $100 value)
The science-savvy party planners of the Museum of Natural Science kick off Halloween weekend with a costume-optional party for adults on Friday, October 26, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Beloved local five-piece band Molly & The Ringwalds returns from last year’s bash to shake off goosebumps conjured up by a bug chef and zombie caricaturist with '80s hits ranging from “Material Girl” to “Billie Jean.” Fresh-faced magician Ben Jackson performs ghostly acts of apparition while cracking wise to help suss out real ghosts, who have no sense of humor. A cash bar and a caravan of food trucks that include Monster PBJ and Korean-Mexican fusion artists Coreanos fuel the fun.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land cultivates knowledge with interactive exhibits that shuttle minds into such far-flung realms as tropical rainforests and outer space. The museum's Sugar Land outpost boasts a fossilized ecosystem of it's own with a recently updated paleontology exhibit, and the 2,000-gallon salt water aquarium glitters with triggerfish and live sea anemones. And an hour south of Houston waits a direct link to the night sky: the George Observatory, where three powerful telescopes give visitors the chance to view the nougat-flavored stripes of Jupiter.