September 30 - October 31, 2020

Wednesday through Saturday 2-8 pm


Family-friendly fun education about nature!


What a perfect time of year to celebrate and educate about the natural world! Spooky Science is about teaching people in a fun and creative environment about all the things in nature that can "spook or creep" you out, like spiders, snakes, and bats.


Easily practice social distancing while exploring our newly designed “Experience Areas”! Through dozens of interactive activity stations, celebrate and learn about the science of Harry Potter in a non-scary family-friend environment.


We explain the mysteries of nature and dispel fear with knowledge and understanding. Enjoy the fall season in a fun and unique way by bringing the whole family to Spooky Science at Beech Creek Gardens!


We are closed Sunday through Tuesday during Spooky Science season, though as always,  members have access to the grounds. Members may also access the grounds Wednesday through Saturday before Spooky Science begins at 2 pm.

Spooky Science

Non-Members                  $10

Members                             $7

Children ages                    Free

2 & younger

(ages 3 & older)

We accept cash, credit card, and check.

Due to our transaction fees, there is a $10 minimum to use a credit card.

Spooky Science

Harry Potter

Learn the science of

Non-Scary, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities

Use your Marauder's Map to explore!

  • Insects, Dragons & Squids

  • Energy & Levitation

  • Invisible Maze

  • Mine for Gems

  • Magical Potions

  • Deans Forest Trail

  • Sorting Hat

  • Platform 9 3/4

  • Professor Sprout's Greenhouse

  • Pensieve of Hogwarts

  • Forbidden Forest

  • Aragog & Friends

Spooky Science is NOT about Halloween.

​"Our goal is to offer opportunities for families to explore, experience, enjoy, and learn about nature in a fun and creative way."

~ Melinda Carmichael
Executive Director of Beech Creek Gardens


Literally the best fall event I've EVER taken my kids to. Hours and hours of fun, well worth the drive. Acres and acres of things to do.

 — Eric H.

​"We want children & adults to learn about the things in nature that scare them, so that they care about helping to preserve those things & learn how to respect them."

~ Melinda Carmichael
Executive Director of Beech Creek Gardens


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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.