Join us for a Halloween event that focuses on fun – not fright! We’ll be celebrating throughout the day with all kinds of special activities. Kids and adults are encouraged to come in costume to explore our exhibits like our Cave Explorers Bat Cave, Dino Detective and Green Screen Adventures in Travel. Meet the museum’s very own Wacky Scientist and check out his fantastical experiments, visit our Fairy Circle to make fairy doors and friendly spiders, create take-home crafts, get your face painted in the Muse Studio, and more! Participate in our costume contest, and try out our trick-or-treat scavenger hunt to receive an extra special prize at the end of your visit!
10:30am – Wacky Science
11am – Fairy Circle - create fairy door or cat craft; Take a photo with our Halloween Bat backdrop and fun props!
11:30am - Not-so-Spooky Storytime
12:30pm – Wacky Science
1pm – Fairy Circle: Make a fairy door or cat craft; Take a photo with our Halloween Bat backdrop and fun props!
2pm – Wacky Science
3:15pm – Costume Contest in the Muse Studio
All day in the MUSE Studio – Pumpkin Scratch Art and Spider Hats; Take a photo with our ghost portraits; face-painting
All day in the museum – Scavenger Hunt! Prizes in the STEAM Lab. Decorated "bat cave" in the Cave Explorers Exhibit
All day in the STEAM Lab: Make a Pompom popper and play a game with a giant spider web!
All day in the Fairy Circle (small classroom): Take a photo with our Halloween Bat backdrop and fun props!
All activities are free with regular Children's Museum of New Hampshire admission and are FREE for Museum members.
Please note that we do not hand out any candy or food during this event, but we are participating in the downtown Dover trick-or-treating, with non-candy toys available out front of the museum.