Jack-O-Lantern Lane to give science a Halloween theme

September 12, 2018 by  

Jack-O-Lantern Lane at the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown will start presenting art and science in a spine-tingling way later this month. The walkthrough family exhibit features 50 carved pumpkins by professional carver Ian Fetterman.

Fetterman carved pumpkins at an early age and tried using synthetic foam because it did not rot. This was when he started to receive orders for his work. The carvings have general Halloween themes like black cats, and witches, but also branch out to themes like Harry Potter, Star Trek, Magic School Bus, famous scientists, and scientific symbols.

This year, Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab is the major theme. Children get to work on Franken Toys and monster masks. During the tour, adults and children can wander through the forest and see colors pop out from the walls thanks to special glasses.

Walking though Halloween Town visitors will see lights change color at the Circuit House. The Sound Tree teaches about how far sounds travel. Children can experiment with magnets gears on the stone walls and everyone can take a family photo.

Many businesses and nonprofits use print shops in Allentown for poster printing and design in the run-up to events like this.

Jack O Lantern Lane runs September 22 to November 4 at the Davinci Center. It is located at 3145 Hamilton Avenue Bypass. About one or two miles from the science center are several restaurants open for breakfast and lunch.