Halloween – Just for Kids!

Halloween KidsJoin us on October 28, 2012 for our Kids & Candy Event.

Whether your child wants to be Batman, Wonder Woman or a Police Officer…we encourage you to bring your child to the museum!

Festivities include:

  • Regular museum tour (make sure you do all the Safety Stops)
  • Police Academy Jr. Activity Sheet
  • McGruff the Crime Dog appearances
  • Finger Print Identification Cards
  • Candy

Price: $10 per costumed child and $10 for adults (who bring costumed children)
Event Hours: October 28, 2012 from 1pm – 5pm
To Purchase Tickets: The $10 discount is only applied in person on the day of the event; advance tickets can be purchased at full price by clicking here

Parents are welcome to dress up in appropriate costumes but masks are prohibited (adults only). Children MUST have a chaperone.

Halloween Safety Tips from the National Safety Council

Before children start out on their “trick or treat” rounds, parents should:

  • Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12.
  • Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route.
  • Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home.
  • Establish a return time.
  • Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home.

Medieval KidsCostume Design

  • Only fire-retardant materials should be used for costumes.
  • Costumes should be loose so warm clothes can be worn underneath.
  • Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard. (Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries on Halloween.)
  • If children are allowed out after dark, outfits should be made with light colored materials. Strips of retroreflective tape should be used to make children visible. Accessories
  • Knives, swords and other accessories should be made from cardboard or flexible materials. Do not allow children to carry sharp objects.
  • Bags or sacks carried by youngsters should be light-colored or trimmed with retro-reflective tape if children are allowed out after dark.
  • Carrying flashlights will help children see better and be seen more clearly.

On the way
Children should understand and follow these rules:

  • Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision.
  • Walk, do not run, from house to house. Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects or the uneven terrain can present tripping hazards.
  • Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.
  • Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic if there are no sidewalks.

To ensure a safe trick-or-treat outing, parents are urged to:

  • Give children an early meal before going out.
  • Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten.
  • Wash fruit and slice into small pieces.
  • When in doubt, throw it out.

The National Safety Council urges motorists to be especially alert on Halloween.

  • Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.