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Museum gets creepy for Natural History Halloween

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 14, 2013   
Contact: jonathan.pishney@naturalsciences.org or 919.707.8083

RALEIGH — Don’t like spiders and snakes? Meet some up close and turn your fears to fascination when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Natural History Halloween on Saturday, October 26 from 9am to 4pm. Free. 

Visitors can face their fears at educational stations featuring live animals including snakes, spiders and lizards from the Museum’s Living Collections. Kids 12 and under can participate in the annual costume contest with categories that include “Creepy and Crawly,” “One of a Kind,” “Fantastically Fictional,” “I Belong in a Museum” and “Creatures of the Night.” Contestants must enter by 3pm; prizes will be awarded at 4pm. There will also be a Halloween-themed game and kids can make a spooky craft to take home. 

Natural History Halloween is an annual fundraiser for the Museum’s teenage volunteer group, the Junior Curators. Sales of pizza, beverages and Halloween-themed home-baked goodies help raise money to support field experiences led by Museum researchers and staff. Come out and support this highly motivated group of teens!

For more information, visit naturalsciences.org or call 919.707.9882.


The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (11 W. Jones St. and 121 W. Jones St.) in downtown Raleigh, is the state's most visited cultural attraction. It is an active research institution that engages visitors of every age and stage of learning in the wonders of science and the natural world, drawing them into the intriguing fields of study that are critical to the future of North Carolina. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit the Museum on the web at www.naturalsciences.org. Emlyn Koster, PhD, Director; John E. Skvarla III, Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Pat McCrory, Governor.

Publish Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2013