Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum scares up Halloween fun
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LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, October 25, 2010—When does science get spooktacular? To find out, climb into your costume and head on over to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum for “High-Tech Halloween!” Back for its 17th year, the creepy educational event is from 4 to 7 p.m. October 29.
Long-time staffers call High-Tech Halloween the museum’s largest single-day draw. “Last year, about 2,300 visitors came through our doors,” said museum science educator Liz Martineau. “Kids and adults all loved it.”
More than a dozen ghoulish activities are sure to delight big and small. Visitors can learn all about planets and their properties; the “magic” behind science; why Diet Coca-Cola floats while regular Coke sinks; and many other unexpected science-related facts, Martineau said.
In addition, for the first time this year, teenagers from Los Alamos and Pojoaque who participated in the museum’s “Summer Adventures in Science” series will get a chance to talk about their particular areas of interest.
High-Tech Halloween kicks off Los Alamos County’s “Halloweekend,” which includes the Chamber of Commerce’s “Trick or Treat on Main Street.” The Bradbury Science Museum is part of the Community Programs Office. Located at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.