Idaho State University Physics, Pocatello Kiwanis To Host a Haunted Science Lab

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello and the ISU Department of Physics will host a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the old CARQUEST warehouse, 1161 Wilson Ave. in Pocatello, one block west of the Pizza Hut on Yellowstone Ave.

The Haunted Laboratory features interactive exhibits designed to delight, fright and educate kids of all ages. Exhibits include a Van deGraaf generator, lasers moving to music, and lots of cool illusions with smoke and mirrors. Several exhibits use the same principles of those of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, except that here they are explained.

The exhibits are also open to schools and educational groups at no charge by appointment Monday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 24. The entrance fee on Saturday will be $3 per person, or $7 per family (limit six).

All proceeds will go to Kiwanis supported charities benefiting Southeast Idaho Children. Volunteers are needed for exhibit set up and to help with school field trips. Volunteers must be over the age of 18, available during public school hours, and be without a criminal record.

For more information about the exhibit, to volunteer, to donate funds to help schools with busing costs or to schedule a school field trip, contact ISU physics Professor Steve Shropshire at shrostev@isu.edu or 282-2212.