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Volunteers Needed for ISU Physics' Haunted Science Laboratory

September 29, 2023

Haunted lab

The Idaho State University Department of Physics needs your help with one of the area’s most popular Halloween attractions.   

Idaho State University Department of Physics and Kiwanis Club of Pocatello’s Haunted Science Laboratory will return to the Bannock County Event Center in late October. Department staff is looking for volunteers to help set up and prepare for the hundreds of local students attending the event. The Haunted Lab features more than 50 educational and interactive science exhibits designed to delight, fright, and educate kids of all ages. Some exhibits use the same principles as Disneyland’s Haunted Science Mansion, except they are explained. 

“Volunteering with the Haunted Science Laboratory is a great way to share excitement about science, celebrate the holiday, and provide a positive educational experience for our youth,” said Steve Shropshire, professor of physics and lead organizer of the Haunted Science Lab.

For more information on volunteering and to sign up, contact Steve Shropshire at (208) 282-2212 or shrostev@isu.edu. Set up for the event will take place from October 11 through October 22. Field trips to the Haunted Science Laboratory are scheduled for October 23 through 27, and the lab will open to the public on October 28. Lab takedown will be on October 29 and 30 and November 1 through 4. 

Since 2011, Idaho State’s Department of Physics and the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello have hosted the Haunted Science Laboratory as a free field trip for local schools. Last year, over 1,500 local students from around the region visited the Haunted Science Laboratory on a field trip, and when it opened to the public, more than 300 visitors stopped by the lab.


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