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 "Bat Cave" to create 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!
10:30am – Wacky Science with our Wacky Scientist!
11am – Bat Cave (small classroom) - create a cat craft, little ghost craft, and Halloween bookmarks; Take a photo with our Halloween Bat backdrop and fun props!
11:30am - Not-So-Spooky Storytime
12pm - Costume Parade: Show off your costume as we parade around the first floor of the museum!
12:30pm – 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!
3:15pm – Costume Parade - show off your costume as we parade around the first floor of the museum!
3:30-4pm - Spooky hands-on experiments in the STEAM Innovation Lab - make a ghost disappear!
All day in the MUSE Studio – Make super hero masks and spider hats;p Take a photo with our ghost portraits; face painting
All day in the museum – Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt! Prizes in the STEAM Lab.
All day in the STEAM Lab: Make a Halloween Magnet (while supplies last), and get your scavenger hunt prize!
All day in the Bat Cave (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.