Halloween is bigger, better and more boo-tiful than ever at The Magic House in 2020! Visit The Magic House for Halloween Magic, featuring expanded hours, added outdoor experiences, opportunities for socially distanced trick or treating and other "spooktacular" activities. As in past years, trick-or-treating will be candy-free with healthy snacks, fun treats and resuable treat bags.
Halloween Magic includes the traditional Not-So-Haunted House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, where storybook characters come alive and make surprise visits throughout the museum. Children ages 2 to 12 can trick or treat throughout the museum using jokes and riddles to find treat locations, and families will enjoy Halloween craft projects in the Art Studio as well as all their favorite play experiences, many with a Halloween twist. A variety of outdoor experiences will be offered Tuesday through Sunday.
Outdoor experiences include Trick or Treat Town where your kids can take a ride through a Halloween-themed pretend community, play pumpkin tic-tac-toe and more. There is a Front Play Garden where kids can get their picture taken with a giant inflatable jack-o-lantern, navigate the pumpkin-adorned maze and go on a scavenger hunt to find a secret Halloween message. Plus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can watch the Magic House artists carve pumpkins!
All Halloween activities are included with admission. All staff and visitors age 5 and up are required to wear masks. Limited attendance allows for social distancing, and hand sanitizer and wipe stations are placed througout the museum.
Halloween Magic is happening October 13 through November 1 at The Magic House. Free with admission. Admission reservations are required and capacity is limited.
Learn more and register at magichouse.org
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