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    Halloween at W5
    Selected dates from 28 Sept - 3 Nov

    This Halloween at W5, join us for lots of spooktacular family-fun! Check out our range of exciting events taking place.

    Our Halloween events are FREE with general admission to W5. Pre-booking your general admission is strongly recommended.

    Creatures of the Night

    This Halloween season, prepare for a bone chilling encounter with some of the weird and wonderful ghouls, ghosts and monsters that stalk the shadowy corners of our land after dark. Using state of the art immersive soundscape and projection technologies, we want to take you on an audio adventure and an eerie rendezvous with some of Northern Ireland's strange and terrifying Creatures of the Night!

    Creatures of the Night is open on weekends from Saturday 28 September and daily from Monday 28 October - Sunday 3 November. Click here to find out more.

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    Pumpkins & Potions

    Attend if you dare as our witches and wizards lead you through a spell of thrilling, scientific Halloween experiments. From dusty vials of mysterious mixtures to exploding pumpkins and oodles of ooze. Come be enthralled by this frightfully fun, family science show!

    Pumpkins and Potions is running on weekends from Saturday 19 October and daily from Monday 28 October - Sunday 3 November. Click here for full info & times.

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    Floor Shows

    Insides Out

    Pulsing hearts, churning stomachs, lungs, livers and kidneys – our bodies, you know, are much more than bags of guts and bones. In this hands-on, interactive workshop we’ll be lifting the skin to get some inside information on just some of our vital organs. We’ll also be dissecting a real heart so, if you’ve ever wondered how that feels, then come along. Just don’t be squeamish!

    Insides Out is running on Thursday 31 October & Friday 1 November at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Spaces are very limited so pre-booking is strongly advised. To pre-book your place please contact our bookings team on 028 9046 7700.

    Please note that this workshop involves handling of real animal organs. The event is suitable for children aged 8+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

    Spooky Dip

    Ever so carefully, ever so slowly, put your hand into the deep, dark, hole…. but WATCH OUT! There could be anything in there – zombie brains, a witch’s tongue, or something that might bite! Are you brave enough to find out? Go on, we dare you…

    Trick or Treat – The Bug Munch Challenge

    Two cups, one chance. Under one cup; a tasty chocolate treat. Under the other; an edible insect. Whichever you choose, are you brave enough to eat it? Will your treat be sweet? Or will you pick the trick? The choice is yours.

    In Your Face Body Show

    Whether you’re riding a bike, running a marathon or just eating your lunch – your body can do some incredible things! But are the day to day activities we do as simple as we think? Join us for a closer look at what goes on to power the inner workings of the most amazing machine ever created – you!

    Please note - Either Spooky Dip, Trick or Treat - The Bug Munch Challenge or In Your Face will be running daily from Saturday 26 October - Friday 1 November. Please see staff on arrival for show locations & times.

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