Scenes From BSM’s High Tech Halloween

Anticipation permeates the crowd as an incredible, colorful foam-like substance begins to ooze from pumpkins on display Friday night during High Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum in downtown Los Alamos. The substance was created using a concoction of potassium iodide, hydrogen peroxide, Dawn liquid soap and food dye. The event was part of Los Alamos MainStreet  Halloweekend festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The colorful foam begins to grow! Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Bam! The pumpkins explode and the consensus is the display is a complete success! Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Bradbury Science Museum Association Board Member Johnnie Martinez welcome the public to High Tech Halloween Friday night at the museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Caroline Vollans, aka R2D2, and her father, Daniel, aka Darth Vadar, taking part Friday night in High Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Volunteers Keith Stephens, left, and Paolo Pizzol demonstrate the properties of vacuum pressure during High Tech Halloween at the museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

In this scene, a grapefruit get squished into a jar during a demonstration on vacuum pressure lead by Keith Stephens and Paolo Pizzol Friday night at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.coms

Radien Ferrell checks out one of the booths at the event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Gadgets Gift Shop Manager Shari Foley greets customers during High Tech Halloween. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Dave Schwellenbach of Kraz E Science runs a booth about light including color mixing, internal reflections and optical illusions during High Tech Halloween. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Volunteer Jackie Veauthier demonstrates the incredible effects of liquid nitrogen. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A fun house complete with black lights was set up at the Bradbury Science Museum for High Tech Halloween. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sioban Niklasson with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center shows off the skull of a carnivore. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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