2011-10-21 / Arts & Entertainment

Tricks and Treats at the State Museum

Contributed by S.C. State Museum


Balloon art, mascots, scavenger hunts, “goblin games” and more are all part of the family Halloween fun during “Tricks and Treats at the State Museum” Balloon art, mascots, scavenger hunts, “goblin games” and more are all part of the family Halloween fun during “Tricks and Treats at the State Museum” Where can families go for two Saturdays of safe Halloween fun? Follow the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to the South Carolina State Museum on October 22 and October 29 as the museum presents its annual Halloween event for families, “Tricks and Treats at the State Museum!”

As a special treat this year on October 22, children will meet members of the Peanuts gang from Carowinds. A great opportunity for family photos, the characters will be available from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also on hand for both Saturdays is Piggly Wiggly’s Mr. Pig, who will entertain children with apple bobbing and other fun activities. Beginning at 10 a.m., guests will be greeted by Nick Propst and Trixie, his Catalina macaw, who will entertain youngsters with incredible balloon art.

Young guests also will take part in a scavenger hunt that will earn them prizes and scary treasures as they “creepy- crawl” through the museum galleries, gathering the items needed from the museum’s “Ghostly Guardians.” “Creepy crafts” and coloring, pumpkin painting ($3) and face painting ($2) will add to the fun.

Another popular staple of the event is the Haunted Halloween Party beginning at 11 a.m. “Kids love the chance to play what we call ‘Goblin Games’ and earn prizes,” said Meika Samuel, director of museum operations. “ It’s a great sight to see them all decked out for the costume parade or hear their excitement as they play ‘ Pass the Pumpkin’ and the ‘Cluck Hunt!’

On Saturday, October 29, families will have a second chance to attend “ Tricks and Treats at the State Museum” and enjoy the Haunted Halloween Party as well as all the other events, including Mr. Pig.

“Tricks and Treats” is included with museum admission or membership, but as an added bonus, those who come in costume for “ Tricks and Treats” will receive $1 off regular museum admission.

For more information on “Tricks and Treats at the State Museum” call 898- 4952 or visit www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org

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