Not-So-Spooky Spectacular

Saturday, October 26

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 One World Festival green screen exhibit. Meet the museum’s very own Wacky Scientist and check out his fantastical experiments, visit our STEAM Innovation Lab to create Halloween crafts and take photos with a fun backdrop and props, get your face painted in the Muse Studio, do a hands-on science experiment and so much more! Participate in our costume parades and try out our pumpkin scavenger hunt to receive an extra special prize at the end of your visit!


10am – Wacky Science with our Wacky Scientist!

9am-noon - Face painting in the Muse Studio

9:30am-2:30pm – Halloween Crafts in the STEAM Lab. Make a spider bracelet or bat magnet. Take a photo with our Halloween bat backdrop and fun props.

11am - Costume Parade: Show off your costume as we parade around the first floor of the museum! Meet in front of the Yellow Submarine

11:30am - Not-So-Spooky Storytime in the Muse Studio

12pm – Wacky Science with our Wacky Scientist!

1-1:30pm – Spooky hands-on experiments in the STEAM Innovation Lab - make a ghost disappear!

2pm – Wacky Science with our Wacky Scientist!

All day in the MUSE Studio – Make a fall themed lantern and Halloween crafts; face painting (9am-noon)

All day in the museum – Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt! Prizes at the front desk

All activities are free with regular Children's Museum of New Hampshire admission and are FREE for Museum members.

We are participating in the Dover Downtown trick-or-treating again this year, and non-candy treats will be available in the entryway vestibule. Museum admission is not required to participate in Downtown Trick-or-Treat! The museum does not use candy or food for treats at this event.

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