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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents

The Upside Down Halloween

"Hop on your bikes and travel to the Upside Down! Enjoy a strange experience filled with themed science stations and activities before dancing the night away in the SECU Daily Planet Theater to hits from the 1980s!

Don’t be a mouth breather! ‘80s-era Halloween costumes are encouraged, so dust off those proton packs and jazzercise leotards and make sure you’re dressed to the 11s.

  • Discover the real world “monstrous” carnivorous plants and predators that inspired the Demogorgon.
  • Crack our Christmas Light Code Breaker.
  • Play classic video and home arcade games from the 1980s.
  • Explore the Upside Down through our green screen portal to another dimension.
  • Learn about real “gorgons” from our prehistoric past.
  • Harness your psychic and telekinetic powers and more!

Buy tickets

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for Friends of the Museum members (no matter when you buy). Beer, wine, cocktails and food will be available for purchase. You must be 21 years or older to attend. A photo ID is required for entry.

Become a Catalyst member and get access to sold out events, including The Upside Down Halloween! Enjoy the first round of drinks on us! For just $12 a month, you and a “plus one” will receive two free drink tickets at each Adult Night, a complimentary pair of tickets to one Adult Night of your choice and more! Become a Catalyst today!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Proceeds from Friends’ activities — including gift shop sales, memberships and events — support Museum programs, research and exhibits.


  • For the safety of all visitors, we ask that guests refrain from wearing full face masks or other items which completely obscure the face.
  • Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble, or could easily be mistaken for, an actual weapon.
  • The Museum reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe." -  NC Museum of Natural Sciences

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W Jones St

Raleigh, NC 27601

  • Friday, 26 October

    7:00 PM