Halloween – Just for Kids!
Join 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!
- 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
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.
- 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.