A general interest science open house, featuring lab activities and experiential learning for all ages, and a Halloween theme, is in store for Cazenovia College’s 10th annual Science Night.

The open house and hands-on activities take place in the laboratories of Eckel Hall and the second floor of Eddy Hall on the College campus on Thursday, October 28, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and can be completed at: www.cazenovia.edu/science-night-signup.

This year's theme is Science Night: Halloweenology, since many of the stations will feature animal themes commonly associated with Halloween, such as cats, bats, and spiders. Children are welcome to wear costumes, and many staff members and participating students will be in staff shirts or costumes as well.

Attendees will be able to explore horse and shark anatomy, fingerprinting and detective work, cells and microscopic organisms, swamp gas, skulls (including human skull evolution), aquatic organisms, and more. College faculty and students from several academic programs will host and explain the displays and will have educational and activity stations set up throughout the buildings. More details about the program are available at: www.cazenovia.edu/science-night.

Those who want to view the types of activities planned can watch videos from the 2020’s virtual/remote event (due to COVID-19) Science Night. They are available at: www.cazenovia.edu/science-night-2020. Questions about displays and attendance can be directed to Professor Thad Yorks at (315) 655-7148 or teyorks@cazenovia.edu.

All current precautions and protocols related to COVID-19 health and safety standards will be in effect. Facemasks are required to be worn by everyone attending indoor events on campus.