Our Halloween Fright Night

17 October 2013

Scotland’s biggest and best family Halloween party is back on Friday 1st of November at Glasgow Science Centre. There is no pass the parcel or pin the tail on the donkey at this party but there are plenty of treats and definitely some tricks in store. From wicked workshops and disgusting dissections to gruesome games and even critter crunching in the Bush Tucker Trial- party goers are in for a spooktacular evening.

Prepare to be scared by our hair-raising ghost stories under the cloak of darkness in the planetarium, come face to face with the terrifying BodyWorks Butcher as he dissects body parts, make gooey slime in the lab and potty Professor Bedlam’s will be running amok in the theatre with explosions, bangs and fireballs. One of the highlights of the night is sure to be the Bush Tucker Trial where three GSC staff members will either dine on a large Asian Forest Black Scorpion, a Chinese Armour Tail Scorpion or a cricket. Who eats what, is down to the voting public.

Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive and Bush Tucker Trial contestant explains:

“Jamie, Jamo and I will be taking part in a live Bush Tucker Trial during our Halloween Fright Night. All of bugs on the menu look particularly disgusting but it is up to our visitors which of us will eat which insect.  I am hoping to avoid the scorpions and eat the cricket! A sentence I never thought I would say- only at the Science Centre!”

Watch the Bush Tucker Trial victims make their public plea and cast your vote on the Centre’s website. Guests will also have the chance to dine on some bug grub by taking part in Critter Crunch and sampling some mealworms. Yummy!

Party goers should polish their devil horns and dust off their best cobweb coat, as there are fang-tastic prizes to be won for best dressed. There will also be screaming competitions, monster party games and a Trick or Treat Trail.

Stephen continues: “I am really looking forward to the Halloween party, despite the bug eating. Last year almost two thousand guisers from all over the country came on the night and it always has a great fun family filled atmosphere.  All our staff look forward to thinking of new fun and frightening things for our party guests to see and do.”

There are lots of activities for all the family at the party, from little devils to big monsters, so make this Halloween a memorable one, safe in the knowledge that your kids will be indoors, warm, dry and in the company of hundreds of other guisers.

Tickets cost £5.50 per skull (man, woman or child) and can be purchased online at www.glasgowsciencecentre.org or by calling our Glasgow Science Centre on 0141 420 5000.

What's next?


Want to book tickets? Easy!

Just come down and rock up to
the front door, or call 0141 420 5000.

See you soon.


Glasgow Science Centre