The Northwoods Children’s Museum will host its 5th annual “A Night at the Museum” Halloween event on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 5-9 p.m. First National Bank of Eagle River is covering the costs of admission, advertising, decorations, prizes and other program expenses, making this a free event for the public. Past years have proven to be very successful with record attendance and very positive reviews. Halloween-themed games that will test the imagination and determination of all young ghouls and goblins who attend will be available throughout the night.
Special lighting will change the atmosphere of the museum from bright and colorful to mysterious but not-too-scary. Costumed characters help bring some of the exhibits to life as guests go through and collect stamps at the various game stations. Favorite games from past years such as “bobbing for apples” and “eyeball race” will return, as well as the spook-tacular outdoor graveyard. Prizes and treats will be given to all game participants as well as the chance to win entry slips for larger prizes.
Costumes are not required, but add to the spooky ambience that the event takes on. Grown-ups are also encouraged to dress up in their cutest or scariest attire, and those who do will be given entry slips for a chance to win prizes. “This is one of the largest events that the museum puts on,” said Rouleen Gartner, executive director, “and we look forward to seeing all of the fun and creative costumes that our guests come up with.”
The event is free to the public and the museum is asking attendees to make a donation of a non-perishable item for the Vilas County Food Pantry. For additional information or to volunteer to help at the event, contact the Northwoods Children’s Museum at (715) 479-4623 or email@example.com.