Programs & Events

Natural History Halloween

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Event
Date: 
Oct. 26, 2013 | Saturday, 9:00am
Multiple Times: 
9am–4pm
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences
Fee: 
Free

tarantulaDon’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 4 pm.

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. 

Daily Planet Presentations

Going Batty: An Introduction to Bats

11am
Lisa J Gatens
Curator of Mammals
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Mass Death in the Desert: A Feathered Dinosaur Murder Mystery

1pm
Lindsay E. Zanno, PhD
Director, Paleontology & Geology Research Laboratory
NC Museum of Natural Sciences &
Assistant Research Professor, Biological Sciences
NC State University

 I Am a Bat, a Human, a Bone

2pm
Ann Ross
Professor of Anthropology
NC State University and
Nancy Errichetti 
Head of School
Montessori School of Raleigh

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 call 919.707.9882.