Horizons classes are week-long youth classes offered every summer during the months of June and July.

Pumpkin Palooza

Halloween Science Night was a fun, FREE and innovative event created to spark children’s interest in science. Using ‘trick-or-treating’ as a back drop, participants traveled to various rooms across campus to experience exciting Halloween-themed science events. Past rooms included the infamous ‘Mucus Lab’ and the ‘Creepy Creatures’ room. Every room involved hands-on, experiential learning where the children are part of the action. Many came dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes for an evening of science and fun… and learning! Halloween Science Night was funded by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health in partnership with the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture and Extended and Continuing Education.

With the grant ending for this program, we simply didn’t have the funding to keep Halloween Science Night alive! We haven’t given up hope for this program are currently seeking donations/sponsors for Halloween Science Night 2016. Please contact our office for more information and to support Halloween Science Night!

In the meantime, we are rolling out a new event Pumpkin Palooza. Pumpkin Palooza will also be a FREE event and is being co-sponsored by (and held at) the Glenn House in Cape Girardeau. Pumpkin Palooza will incorporate some of our popular science activities as well as pumpkin carving and decorating, crafts, storytelling, history and more! If you were saving the date for our popular science night, we encourage you to register for attend Pumpkin Palooza.


Dempster Hall 248
Continuing Education
One University Plaza, MS 6850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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