CELEBRATE THREE SPINE-TINGLING WEEKS OF AWE, SUSPENSE AND SAFE TRICK-OR-TREATING AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON –
OCTOBER 13 – 31
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR OPEN TILL 8 P.M. ON OCTOBER 31
SPONSORED BY IMPERIAL SUGAR
Discover the spooky magic of “All Hallows’ Eve” at the Museum as it enchantingly morphs into the Happy Halloween Mansion, Oct. 13– 31, 2012. As our creaking doors open for three weeks, be greeted by giant spiders, creepy critters, and flying ghosts and begin your spellbinding adventure throughout the Mansion. Guided by the dim lights of gaudy candelabras, wander through haunting hallways in search of goblin goodies, terrifying trinkets and more!
•Move your bones in the Thriller Dance Party at 3:30 p.m. followed by Trick-or-Treating from 4 to 6 p.m. every day!
•Wander through the spooky Pumpkin Patch and snap terrifying pictures. Whaaa!
•Fling tiny “pumpkins” into a target by engineering a Pumpkin-Pult, Oct. 13 – 17.
•Capture Creepy Creatures in Pictures with iPads.
•Play mad scientist and bring Franken-critters to life in the Mansion’s Dungeon, Oct 27 – 31
•Pump blood through a model of a heart with Vlad’s Blood Race & Jeepers (Cardiac) Creepers
•Bite into fun using hydraulics to make biting vampire mouths or jumping ghouls. Boo! Oct. 18 – 24.
•Come to the Halloween Spooktacular to enjoy live DJ, dancing, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and more on Oct. 31!
Each exhibit will be transformed into its very own Halloween wonderland complete with thrills and chills! Upon arrival, the mansion staff will welcome you and “check you in” the Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt. Follow the Spooky Hall and nab your own bag to decorate and collect your treats. Get into the howling spirit and Monster Call guests to join you with a buzzing device you create (Oct. 20 – 31). Come across odd characters with magical tablets during your visit. These tablets will capture Creepy Creatures in Pictures every day. Don’t be afraid of what you might see …But beware! These images will crawl up in your inbox!
Tour the Mansion and tippy-toe past the Bloodsucking Lair of giant parasitical bugs to the Mad Lab where you will ooze with amazement and ickiness as you experiment with Wiggly Worms, Slimy Orbs (Oct. 13 – 19) and take home a Slime Potion. (Oct. 20 – 31).
Turn to Bootropolis where fleeting ghosts will greet you and unleash your inner mischievous sprite to create Creepy Textured Creatures. Avoid an encounter of the third kind when you inch past the Extraterrestrial Tower. If you dare, that’s where you’ll experiment pumping blood through a heart model in Jeepers Cardiac Creepers and compete in Vlad’s Blood Race to see if you can move blood through the body as fast as you heart beats. Yikes!
Delve further down into the Mansion’s Dungeon and meet. Frankenstein! Channel your own Dr. Frankenstein and bring your robotic Franken-critter creations to life (Oct. 25 – 31) or take part in uncanny experiments making biting vampire mouths, jumping ghouls (Oct. 18 – 24) or even Pumpkin-pults (Oct. 13 -17).
Be brave and take a detour into the forbidden courtyard and get lost in the Maze. If you can make it out, take photos in the Pumpkin Patch. Then, head over to the Hidden Tarantula Hut to get Batty about Bats making bat skeletons and bat flipbooks or playing a game of nocturnal concentration.
Don’t forget to show off your zombie moves and join the Thriller Dance Party at 3:30 p.m. every day! Take home “souvenirs” when you create maniacal Halloween Pattern Bracelets orSpooky Symmetry at the ExxonMobil Math Cart. You may also visit the Temptation Station, uh rather, Fiddle Sticks Toys for more!
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR – OCT. 31
The Halloween Spooktacular brings you live DJ, dancing, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and more from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31! Howl at the moon while you bask in Houston’s ultimate Halloween party for kids. Decorate awesome, scary pumpkins to take home with you (from 4 to 6 p.m.) and let the ghoul time’s roll as you boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of an undead DJ. Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume!