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.
Family activities include trick-or-treating, a special Atwood
Sphere Spooky Space tour and a Slimy Science family workshop filled
with gooey alien experiments.On
weekends, guests can stop by Planet Explorers for a chance to hear
eerie tales about the Moon in the Stories Under the Stars
In addition to the regular rides and activities offered at
Wild West Town, guests can take a family-friendly, spooky ride on
the C.P. Huntington Train through the old mine tunnel. A mountain
man introduces the children to the Chief and the children exchange
beads with the Chief to receive a pumpkin of their choice from the
Chief's private patch. Attendees can show off their artistic
talents at the pumpkin painting station or singe Halloween
classics with Ms. Lorrieann's Karaoke at
Clayton's Sasparilla Saloon. Plus, enjoy fresh pies, muffins and
The last four weekends in October will feature special Halloween
activities, including trick-or-treating for LEGO bricks, taking
part in a spooky scavenger hunt and trying
creepy creative challenges.
Come meet Gepetto the Toymaker, the Blue Fairy and the rest of
Pinocchio's friends as he learns to be honest, unselfish and brave.
Performances run 10:30 a.m. weekdays from Oct. 17-Nov. 27 and 1
p.m. Saturday Nov. 23. For tickets visit