You’ll have a screaming good time
Vampires in bubbles? Football players in tool box? A flock of fairy princess in Feast for Beasts? What’s going on? It’s Halloween time at Long Island Children’s Museum and plans for the 17th annual Ghostly Gala are underway. The museum will open its doors on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the after-hours Halloween event.
Visit the museum in your most creative and dazzling costume (adults too), and celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spooky (but not scary) way. The mood will be set for your gallery trick or treating as you listen to creepy music throughout the museum. Don’t worry about a treat bag, as children can decorate their own “Scaredy Cat” version.
During the night, visitors can get their faces painted, make spooky craft projects like a “Ghost Rocket,” “Mummy” necklace and a “Witchy Broomstick” puppet. Kids will be spellbound in the “Witch’s Kitchen” as they touch and guess the contents in each of the Witch’s creepy cauldrons. Make a silly-themed snack to end the night.
Join master bubbleologist Jeff Boyer in the LICM Theater and watch him create such mesmerizing creations as a bubble volcano and bubble roller coaster. Boyer takes bubbles to a Halloween max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. Separate theater tickets are required for the Bubble Trouble show and are priced at $4 ($3 for LICM members). Choose the show time when ordering tickets: 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. showtimes available.
Tickets for the Ghostly Gala can be purchased ($12/$10 LICM members) online at www.licm.org/ghostly or at the museum box office.
All activities are held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. For the safety of visitors, adults are not permitted in the museum without children; museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Museum Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am.-5 p.m. and most school holidays.
Museum admission: $14 for adults and children over 1 year old; $13 seniors; free to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.