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Jack-O-Lantern Lane

An interactive Halloween experience for the whole family!

Jack-O-Lantern Lane is back!

This fan-favorite exhibit experience returns in a re-imagined way. Step right into the heart of Halloween with hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, not-so-spooky houses, hands-on activities, and more!

Included with general admission beginning Sept. 25 through Nov. 7.

Jack-O-Lantern Lane at a Glance

  • Runs Sept. 25-Nov. 7, 2021
  • Explore our family-friendly walk-through Halloween experience
  • Hands-on activities in the Illusions Cafe, including a thaumatrope optical toy and ambiguous cylinders

Halloween Costume Contest with B104

Wear your Halloween costumes when visiting Jack-O-Lantern Lane, take some family photos, and enter to win a family membership or tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the PPL Center in December! Learn more here.

Jack-O-Lantern Lane Activities

More to Explore

  • Chain Reaction Wall: Accomplish a simple task in the zaniest way possible with this wacky reaction wall.
  • Praxinoscope: Learn about the basics of animation with this 19th-century “movie machine.”
  • Musical Bench: Work together using circuits to make this bench come alive with musical notes.
  • Family Photos: Capture some fall memories with photo opportunities throughout the exhibit.

Live Spooky Science Show

Weekends Beginning Saturday, Oct. 2
This show explores the shocking science behind some of our favorite Jack-O-Lanterns and Halloween experiences. Learn how to take pumpkins to the next level with explosive chemical reactions, investigate the power of electricity, and watch as our educator tries to bring a pickle to life!

Illusions Cafe

In the Illusions Cafe, explore animation and illusion!

Experiment with ambiguous cylinders, which create an optical illusion by creating two simultaneous images that are so different, it seems almost impossible that they come from the same object!

Plus, create a thaumatrope, an optical toy that appears to blend two images into one.

Ticket Details

  • Ticket price: Included with general admission – $14.95, ages 3 and up
  • Tickets must be reserved for a specific date and time. Reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival based upon availability.
  • This admission ticket includes access to the permanent exhibit spaces in Da Vinci Science Center. 
  • Da Vinci Science Center & ASTC Members:  A valid membership ID and photo ID must be presented upon arrival in order to enter. Due to capacity limitations, advance reservations are highly recommended. We cannot guarantee tickets will be available without a reservation.

Health & Safety Information

Subject to change based upon public health guidance.

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Face Coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required for all visitors ages 3 and up.

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Limited daily capacity and timed ticketing. To avoid overcrowding, visitors must reserve tickets for a specific date and time. Reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival based on availability.

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Social distancing. Please practice social distancing during your visit.


P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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