Is the thought of missing out on Halloween fun driving you and your little ghouls batty? Fear not, we have a huge list of frightfully festive events that range from creepy crawlies at the Natural History Museum to dancing skeletons at Bob Barker’s Marionettes. Flip through to find the perfect activity that will put a smile on the face on all your little monsters!

The Science Behind Halloween

Spooky Science at the Cube
Aspiring mad scientists will love learning about the science behind Halloween at the Cube's Spooky Science Halloween extravaganza. Make your own slime, visit Dr. Frankenstein in his laboratory, or join the Monster Academy talent show where famous monsters will showcase their hidden science talents. Takes place daily through Halloween. Event details.

Spooky Science Night
The Columbia Memorial Space Center invites all Mad Scientists (and other creatures) to come dressed in their Halloween best for a frightful event the whole family can enjoy with a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the evening. Kids can make their own slime, play in the spooky robotics labs, take part in a costume parade and much more. It's also "Observe the Moon" night, in case you need to get your howl on. Takes place on Oct. 28. Event details.

photo: Discovery Cube LA

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Know of any must-see Halloween haunts we missed? Please share your favorite spots to take your little ghouls and goblins in LA.

—Christina Fiedler