13 reasons you can't miss LSC After Dark: Zombtoberfest

LSC After Dark

Get ready – the zombies are coming! On Oct. 19, the undead take over Liberty Science Center for LSC After Dark: Zombtoberfest. It’s our annual Halloween event for guests 21 and over, and this year, it’s going to be cooler and creepier than ever. (Click here for tickets)

This time around, we’ve got beer tastings, $5 food plates from Midnight Market NJ, spooky experiments, live music, bug tastings, paranormal investigators, the return of the horrifying Doom Zoo, and so much more.

If you're still on the fence, let us convince you why you need to join us for the most thrilling party of your afterlife. Here are 13 reasons you can’t miss LSC After Dark: Zombtoberfest:

1) Bug Buffet

Have you ever eaten an insect? At LSC After Dark: Zombtoberfest, you can!

We’re opening up our Bug Buffet and giving guests the opportunity to munch on tasty crickets and grasshoppers, while also learning about the health benefits behind bug eating. Did you know that in 2013, the UN even encouraged people to eat bugs as a means of fighting world hunger?

2) Beer tastings and Sangria Bar

Zombies + beer = Zombtoberfest! We’ll have local breweries here showing off their scary good craft beer.

Also – is that blood? No! It’s sangria! Have a drink at our special Sangria Bar.

3) Doom Zoo

Many people think of Liberty Science Center as a nice place for children and families. But those who enter our Doom Zoo know the true horrors that lie within our walls!

This is a terrifying experience, not recommended for the faint at heart. In the Doom Zoo, a mad scientist shows off his abominable creations: half-human, half-animal hybrid monstrosities. Be careful – they’re always looking for new victims…

The Doom Zoo is scarier than ever this year, with more characters, more twists, and more horrors. Are you sure you can handle it?

4) Fear Sphere

Take a walk inside the Fear Sphere, an award-winning experimental game where players must use a flashlight to navigate the darkness and avoid a monster. Only through teamwork and collaboration with your partner will you be able to escape your enemy.

Click here to learn more about the Fear Sphere.

5) Brick City Riot

Hit the dance floor and rock out to DJ/drummer duo Brick City Riot!

6) Food plates for only $5

We’re teaming up with Midnight Market NJ again to serve delicious brains – er, uh – food plates from local vendors, including Guac Spot, Hanna’s Meatballs, Yani’s Bake House, Tojo Asian Kitchen, and more.

Each food plate is $5. Cash only please.

7) JC Oddities Market

JC Oddities Market returns to LSC After Dark again this month. Browse offbeat art, jewelry, and gifts, and bring something spooky home to your loved ones.

8) Zombie Foodie

Meet your next Food Network star...the Zombie Foodie! She used to be your average hipster food blogger who wrote about kale and juice. But then she got bit by a zombie, and now she writes about organs!

In the Zombie Foodie’s special presentation at LSC After Dark, you’ll learn all about animal organs, and even see real animal hearts, stomachs, livers, intestines, and lungs.

9) Paranormal investigators

Investigators from the Paranormal Assistance & Research Association and UnScene paranormal web series are joining us at the event! They’ll have a table displaying the equipment they use, as well as audio and video clips of their findings.

In addition to checking out their work, you’ll be able to ask them any questions you have.

10) Spooky experiments and animal adventures

In our special, Halloween-themed experiments, you’ll get to channel your inner CSI and investigate blood spatters and take measurements of real animal skulls.

Over in our Eat and Be Eaten exhibition, you can meet animals from LSC’s collection and learn about their unique camouflage abilities.

11) Touch Tunnel and Infinity Climber

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Infinity Climber

Confront your fear of the dark and/or fear of heights! Crawl through the Touch Tunnel, an 80-foot, crawl-through, pitch-black tunnel, and climb the Infinity Climber, a suspended play space situated three stories high.

12) SpooktacuLaser Show

This month’s LSC After Dark laser show is the SpooktacuLaser Show, featuring Michael Jackson, Rocky Horror, Oingo Boingo, and more. Don’t miss it!

13) Ultimate costume contest

Costumes are not mandatory, but we certainly love seeing people dress up! Come in your most creative outfit (it doesn’t have to be zombie-related) and enter our Ultimate Costume Contest. The winner receives a freaky good prize!

Don’t miss it! Click here to get your tickets for LSC After Dark: Zombtoberfest.

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