Mad Lab is a family-friendly, interactive exhibit, educating guests on the science that inspired Mary Shelley to write her classic monster story, “Frankenstein.” This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein and what better way to celebrate than with a spooky science themed exhibit. Guests will get to experiment with electricity, build and take apart model internal organs, and there’s even a miniature graveyard where guests can dig up stuffed animal parts and assemble them into a new, crazy monster.


$6.00 per person / $20.00 family of 4

Don’t miss StarLab Planetarium shows every Saturday at 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.

(additional ticket price of $3.00/person)

Special Events

Mad Lab Discovery Center Date Night

October 13, 2018 |7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Discovery Center Date Night is back! 
Help us celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein with a mad-science themed evening at the Discovery Center. 
Explore our brand new Mad Lab exhibit and enjoy wine and light appetizers and participate in the historic science experiment that inspired Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. Dress like your favorite mad scientist or monster! Don’t have a date? Scientific singles are also welcome at this event.

Parent’s Night Out-Mad Lab Edition

October 20, 2018 |7:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Bring your little monsters to the Discovery Center for a fun night of spooky science, crafts, and pizza. They get to play while you enjoy a concert at the Reilly Arts Center. Discounted registration fees are available with your concert ticket code. Not headed to the Reilly Arts Center? That’s okay too! We’ve got general admission rates for $20.00 and Member rates for $15.00. Children must be between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

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