Jack-O-Lantern Lane, sponsored by The Hartford, is a newly-designed, walk-through Halloween experience for families featuring over 50 artisan-quality Jack-O-Lanterns by renowned sculptor Ian Fetterman of Easton, Pa. This year will feature interactive activities that explore different forms of energy.
What Visitors Can Do
Stroll through Halloween Town and admire more than 50 spectacular Jack-O-Lanterns.
Navigate through a not-so-spooky forest and watch colors pop from the wall with our special chromadepth glasses.
Experiment with a circuit house to change the color of the house using pumpkins.
Discover how quickly sound travels and observe different heat signatures using our thermal cameras.
Explore with magnetic gears on our stone wall, visit Newton’s pumpkins, and much more.
Take a family photo in our fall-themed photo op area.
Don’t miss our new Eerie Energy Live Science Show and Inquiry Island activity on the weekends.
Find out more about the Jack-O-Lanterns featured throughout the experience!
Don't miss our Little Learner Activities this Monday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. We'll use soapy water and dry ice to trap 'ghosts' inside of bubbles. Pop the bubbles to free the ghosts...if you dare! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2jaUldh. #LittleLearners
Calling all STEM professionals, our Career Exploration Field Trips are opportunities to show hundreds of middle school students just how fun STEM careers can be! Showcase your resources to students in grades 6-8 as well as their parents and educators. Meet and talk with the students to help them understand STEM through a hands-on activity. Inspire them to change the world. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2yEMNX3.
Discover a world where magic and science meet! Join us for a Wizarding World Family Sleepover on Saturday, Nov. 11 and discover the link between science and magic as we experiment with slimy troll boogers, frozen dragon’s breath, and catapults to destroy invading dragons! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2x7zUzA.
People make sounds by making movements. During our Little Learner Activities this Monday, Oct. 16, preschoolers can shake our Thunder Tubes to make some loud noises! (Can you figure out how the Tube works?) Join us anytime from 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2jaUldh. #LittleLearners
Join us for Family Maker Club for students in grades 3-6 on Sundays, November 5, 12, and 19 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Da Vinci Science Center. In this brand new hands-on science club series, you and your child will work side-by-side with our professional STEM educators to develop new skills, gain experience working with real-world tools, and explore new techniques when working with various materials. There is absolutely no experience necessary, and beginners are encouraged to sign up. Participation in all 3 days is highly recommended. To register, and for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2ybvvOo.
Join us on November 9-11 for our Manufacturing & Coding Career Exploration Days! Students in grades 6-8 will meet professionals, participate in hands-on labs, and engage in a wide variety of activities to inspire tomorrow’s manufacturing and coding professionals. To register, and for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2z0uV66.
Help us Bring Science to Life! We're hiring part-time Visitor Services Associates. Become a friendly face at our Welcome Center and in our Curiosity Shop. Apply today! We have the most fun with science. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2na0uTW.
Seniors Monday Programs are back at the Da Vinci Science Center! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us and Tricia Kelly, MD, surgical oncologist from St. Luke’s University Health Network, as she discusses all the information you need to know about breast cancer. The program includes this special presentation and all-day admission to the Da Vinci Science Center with a membership or for $5.00. For more details visit http://bit.ly/2xVLwtp.
LAST CHANCE to register for our Spooky Science Day Camp this Monday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Kids in grades K-5 will learn how to make snot, play with Boo Bubbles, make their own witch's or wizard's wand, and more! For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/2vWFjy0.
Introducing our brand new Family Sleepovers! Bring the entire family for an overnight adventure at the Da Vinci Science Center. Enjoy an evening of hands-on activities, a live science show, and time to explore the Center before sleeping on the exhibit floor. Discover the Wizarding World on Saturday, Nov. 11 and on Friday, Feb. 9, jump into the Crime Lab. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2x7zUzA.