The Center for Science, Teaching, and Learning Celebrates Halloween with 10th Annual Spooky Fest October 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre
The only Long Island Halloween event with proceeds benefiting an educational not-for-profit taking guests on wooded paths, showcasing exhibits and festivities for all ages
The 2021 Spooky Fest presented by The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) will return to celebrate the 2021 Halloween season bigger and better than ever before with exciting events with multiple levels of fright for the whole family and all ages. For 2021, all events, activities and attractions will be held outside on CSTL’s campus. This year includes the return of the Spooky Fest Maze, featuring an outdoor, open-air labyrinth inhabited by actors portraying frightening ghouls to give visitors an interactive, scare-filled experience.
For younger children there is a “Not-So-Spooky Walk” through the forest, a kids’ arts and crafts area and a meet-and-greet with merry monsters. For guests seeking more of a thrill, there is a walk through the haunted woods, an outdoor maze of zombies and other heart racing activities, including live entertainment as well as performances from a skilled firebreather/ juggler, a stilt walker and other characters.
Spooky Fest 2021 takes place at Nassau County’s Tanglewood Preserve at 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY on October 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st. The event takes place from 6 pm to 9:30pm each evening, rain or shine. The number of tickets available each night is strictly capped and are available on a limited first-come, first served basis. Tickets can be purchased online only and are $12 for non-spooky attractions only; $20 for all-inclusive attractions, including both scary and non-scary.
This year’s Spooky Fest will feature actors from over 100 volunteers each night from various colleges and high schools who are volunteering their time for CSTL.
For the event, 11 acres of The Tanglewood Preserve are transformed into a unique family friendly, Halloween experience, with all proceeds going towards CSTL’s programs and facilities which focus on educating young people about science and rescuing wildlife. The organization’s mission is to encourage science learning and literacy.
“Now marking our tenth year, Spooky Fest is back bigger and better than ever before with expanded attractions and entertainment for all ages during the Halloween season. Over the past decade Spooky Fest has become a tradition for many Long Island families as Tanglewood Preserve offers a unique experience and setting unlike any other Halloween attraction or event,” said Dr. Ray Ann Havasy of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning.
CSTL’s Spooky Fest will be adhering to all local, state and Federal health and safety guidelines for visitors. Masks are not required to attend the outdoor attractions and are optional for those visitors in the outdoor mazes. These guidelines are subject to change.
For more details, information and directions visit https://www.cstl.org/spooky-fest/ or call (516) 764-0045.
About the Center for Science Teaching and Learning:
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of encouraging science learning and literacy. CSTL offers programs for people of all ages and utilizes inquiry-based learning as its foundation for program development. For more information about CSTL visit www.cstl.org.