Boo-ology: Halloween at the Science Museum of MN

Halloween is right around the corner and the Science Museum of Minnesota is celebrating early – and I get to help! On Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., the museum will host a Halloween event called Boo-ology. This event is full of hands-on, Halloween-themed science activities, and even has a costume contest. I am getting the awesome opportunity to run the experiment table with Kitchen Pantry Scientist. We’ll be cooking up quite the spooky experiment!

Photo Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota

I’ll be working with Liz, the Kitchen Pantry Scientist, to create magic potions – the perfect Halloween experiment! We’ll start by boiling a head of cabbage, then we’ll drain the “cabbage juice” into a plastic bag. The juice or, “magic potion” will then be poured into two glasses. For our experiment, we’ll be adding a tablespoon of baking soda to one glass and a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to the other glass. The magic comes when we mix them together. When you pour the vinegar potion and baking soda potion together, a chemical reaction occurs and you make Carbon Dioxide gas! In such a simple experiment, you get to witness a chemical reaction that’s magical enough for Halloween! For more details on the experiment, complete with a how-to video, check out the post on the Kitchen Pantry Scientist’s website.

Be sure to check out all the Boo-ology event details on the Science Museum of Minnesota’s event calendar. Start getting your costume ready and prepare for a fun-filled day of spooky science – make sure you visit me at the experiment table!


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