The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is getting geared up for Mad Scientist Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 30. Families are invited to come to the River Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take part in many “mad scientist” themed activities. The campus is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Live animal programming and science experiments will engage children 12-years-old and younger and their families. A scavenger hunt will be given to each guest and will guide them to different locations on campus.

Smithsonian film, Inside the Factory: Sweets, will be airing in the Journey Theatre in the Mississippi River Discovery Center all throughout the day. This film reveals factory secrets and demonstrates how these sweet treats are produced.

Children and families are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat around the River Museum.

A discounted rate of $14.95 is available for this day, but tickets must be purchased in advance online to receive the lower rate. The link to purchase tickets can be found under the “Events” tab at Member’s admission is free.

Special appreciation to the following sponsors for their support of the 2022 Mad Scientist Fun Day: Spooky Sponsor – Myers-Cox Co. Candy Sponsors – Dirt Road Darlings Boutique, Exceptional Dentistry of the Tri-State Region, General Bob Realty, Radio Dubuque, Straka Johnson Architects, and Unified Therapy Services.