Halloween events at the museums

There are several Halloween events being held this weekend at the public museums:

On Friday, October 26th, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum (DDM), 5608 Tenth Avenue, will have a program, “Dinos in the Dark,” from 4 to 6 pm.  Bring a flashlight and walk among the dinosaurs of the DDM!  The dinosaurs will come alive in the shadows as you discover their unique features with your flashlight.  One adult must accompany every 1 to 3 children.  This event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, October 27th, the Kenosha Public Museums are featuring a program at all three museums called “Boofest,” from 1 to 4 pm.  At the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue, make a trick-or-treat bag and Day of the Dead skeleton.  Learn about your bones and owl pellets, go on a scavenger hunt, and watch artist Paul Hoepner sculpt a mask.

At the DDM, make a dinosaur skeleton out of pasta, and go on a dinosaur scavenger hunt.

At the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Avenue, make a candy-filled tissue paper pumpkin.  Plus, trick-or-treat throughout the three museums.  Wear your costume to this free family event, open to the public.

Also on Saturday, at the Civil War Museum, kids ages 10 to 15, with an adult, can become a member of the Vampire Hunting Society.  This event is called “The Hunt for Vampires at the Civil War Museum,” and it takes place from 5 to 7 pm.  Participants can make a membership card, learn how to spot vampires, and then train to kill the vampire.  With their training completed, they can then identify the vampires in “The Fiery Trial” main exhibit.  Admission is required to enter the exhibit, which costs $7 for adults, $5 for Kenosha residents, and children 15 and younger are free.

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