Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Celebrate Halloween at the Ontario Science Centre

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - There's a lot going on at the Science Centre
this Halloween with free events for the whole family. Youth aged 14-19 are
invited to SCI FRI, a free party where they can hang out, enjoy Halloween
treats, and a DJ, while learning about global issues. Grade 10 student Luisa
Lizoain, just back from the Cape Farewell Arctic expedition, will talk about
her adventures on the life-changing journey. Families with younger children
can join the Star Party and gaze through telescopes at the mysteries of space
while listening to haunting tales of the moon and other celestial bodies.

    WHAT:    SCI FRI activities for youths 14-19:
             -   DJ, Halloween treats, pop, and discussions about
                 International Polar Year and the impact of global warming
             Star Party for all ages:
             -   Viewings of Jupiter and the andromeda galaxy through high
                 powered telescopes (weather permitting)
             -   Spooky stories about the moon and other celestial bodies
                 from our storyteller
             -   Comet-making activities
             Pumpkin-carving Science Centre Style!
             -   Science-inspired "Geek-o-lanterns" will be on display,
                 unlike anything you've seen before!

    WHEN:    Friday, October 31, 2008
             All events from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    WHERE:   Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
                -   SCI FRI in the Great Hall and Weston Family Innovation
                -   Star Party in TELUSCAPE outside at the main entrance

    WHO:     Luisa Lizoain, Youth Arctic Adventurer, Cape Farewell
             Sara Poirier, Astronomy Expert, Ontario Science Centre

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Debbie Wolgelerenter, OR (416) 696-4578

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