Science centre hosts howlin’ Haunted House

Get ready for heart-pounding, eye-widening, scream-inducing fun when the Okanagan Science Centre hosts its annual Haunted House.

Matt Brown checks out the creepy basement inside the Okanagan Science Centre for the upcoming very scary Haunted House.

Matt Brown checks out the creepy basement inside the Okanagan Science Centre for the upcoming very scary Haunted House.

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Get ready for heart-pounding, eye-widening, scream-inducing fun when the Okanagan Science Centre hosts its annual Haunted House fundraiser starting next weekend.

This year’s theme is the Carnival of Screams,  where you pay to get in, and pray to get out!

The high-tech walking show will combine the wonders of science and technology with the thrills and chills of Halloween.

“Come see what happens when nightmares come true as you journey though the labyrinth of mysterious halls and rooms of the Okanagan’s most infamous Haunted House,” said Science Centre director Sandi Dixon.

This year features many exhibits highlighting the science behind the scare.  Electronics, animatronics, and good old fashioned creepiness will have you shivering in your shoes as you explore the centre’s three spooked-out floors.

The auditions for the Haunted House’s  all-new theatrical production, helmed by local actor/director Matt Brown, has wielded all kinds of ghosts, ghouls, and beasties that will have visitors wondering what is around the next corner, added Dixon.

And there’s still lots of fun for the younger set with the Junior Haunted House, which is specifically geared for children under 10 years old, families and the faint of heart.

“There will be no actors and the lights will be on,” said Dixon. “It features all-new, hands-on activities and super science fun. Families can learn something new in every room while exploring two floors decked out for Halloween.”

Costumes are optional.

The Very Scary Haunted House opens Friday, and continues Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 to 23, as well as Thursday through Monday, Oct. 27 to 31,  from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Junior Haunted House is open Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, and Oct. 27 to 31 from noon to 4 p.m.

Both take place at the Okanagan Science Centre, in Polson Park. Funds from the admission charge go to support the non-profit, charitable organization that provides hands-on science fun and education to Okanagan families.

More information is available at www.okscience.ca.