Nature Museum biologists demonstrate the science behind why
things slime, creep and disappear. During this drop-by activity,
kids get to conduct experiments to make things glow, slime, float
or even disappear.
Take a terror-ific ride through the haunted woods aboard
the Flying Dutchman Railroad.
Enjoy the fall colors on three real steam railroads that
travel through the woods along the Indiana/Michigan border.
Hesston's Cider Shed offers fresh squeezed apple cider. Hayride
wagons also carry visitors around the museum's scenic 155-acre
Attractions include Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo, The Inflatable
Kidz Zone, Corn Cannons, Pig Race,s, Cow Train, Hay Rides, Pony
Rides, Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Corn Box, Hay Pyramid Flashlight Maze,
Zombie Safari Hay Ride, Zip-Line, Giant Inflatable Pillow Jumpy and
Bouncy Horses. Weekend nights, the farm reopens at dark for
the "Zombie Safari Hayride," along with the Flashlight Maize and
Weekends in Oct., 11-4 p.m. Play tricky games, fashion fun fall
crafts and plant a tree seed to take home as your treat in the
Children's Garden. Small pumpkins to paint will also be available
for purchase. Free with Arboretum admission, weather
Explore cool things about nature and plants with your family on
Saturdays and Sundays. Classes include a variety of hands-on
activities and projects for kids 4-10, accompanied by an adult.
Come to Navy Pier for a "spooktacular" Halloween Party,
featuring glow and fire spinners and the Zombie Zydeco Band.
Plus, watch as master pumpkin carver Steve Dahlke creates
works of art by freehand sculpting 500-lb. pumpkins. Kids will
enjoy the Fear(less) Low Scare Haunted House during weekend days.
Navy Pier's third annual costume contest on Saturday October 26 in
the Family Pavilion, or kids 12 and under in costume can
take part in trick-or-treating throughout Navy Pier at 17 different
locations on Oct. 26, 27 and 31. Don't miss the spectacular
Halloween fireworks set to a spooky soundtrack at 9:30 p.m. Oct.
Features samplings of the country's finest chocolates, education
sessions about chocolate-related topics, a "Pairings Pavilion,"
live cupcake competition, a cake and pastry,
demonstrations and a life-size replica of the iconic Chicago
Explore the galleries and discover Georgia O'Keefe's colorful
paintings of New Mexico landscapes, then return to the Ryan
Education Center and create an oil pastel drawing of an outdoor
place that has a special meaning.
Temporary exhibit in Habitat Park that consists of
18 child-height stands placed throughout the park, each displaying
two pages of "Leaves" by David Ezra Stein.