Family Halloween Party

October 27, 2019

Spooky Fun for your little monsters from 1 pm to 4 pm!

Get your costumes ready! For some family-friendly Halloween fun, make sure to stop by the museum Sunday, October 27 from 1 pm to 4 pm to explore a perfect event for little ones new to Halloween. You can take in the galleries with the lights down low, enjoy a spooky (but not too spooky) story under the stars, treats and more!

Bug Cooking

1:00-2:00 and 3:00-4:00 (drop in)

Trick or treat? Enjoy the Halloween classic of friend mealworms or crickets. A little seasoning helps it go down! (Shellfish allergy warning)


Phobia Lab

1:00-4:00 (drop in)

What are you afraid of? Visit the lab and learn about some creatures that cause our skin to crawl.


Spooky Stories Under the Stars

1:00-5:00 (one story every 15 minutes)

Stop in the Science on a Sphere gallery to listen to three traditional stories. One each from the Acadian, Mi’kmaq and Gaelic cultures of Nova Scotia.


Meet Your Neighbors - Spiders

1:00 – 3:00pm (drop in)

There are over 45,000 known spider species worldwide. Spiders in Nova Scotia pose no threat to people so let’s meet our neighbors! Let us introduce you to some common species found in the province. Learn how to identify spider families by their eye arrangement. You may walk away with a new appreciation for our eight-legged friends.


Creepy Crafts

1:00 – 4:00pm (drop in)

Get crafty and make something creepy or create something colorful to take home with you.


Puppet Show – Animals at Night

1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45 

When we go to sleep at night, some animals are just starting their day. Take an adventure into the world of nocturnal animals.


Bat Walk


Help us find the bats in the museum! Look high and low throughout the galleries and see how many little bats you can spot.


Special Guests

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

1:00 – 4:00pm (drop in)

Learn about one of Nova Scotia’s creatures of the night. Discover what owls, nocturnal birds of prey, hunt for, where they live and why they’re so important.


Parks Canada

1:00 – 4:00pm (drop in)

The shorter the days, the spookier the forest gets! Parks Canada will be on hand to share some stories from our National Parks and help you feel safe and secure camping anytime of the year!