The Monday night before Halloween was all tricks and no treats here at the Bean Museum! For three hours, hundreds of patrons and families came in to celebrate their favorite spooky holiday, many of them in their costumes! Dinosaurs and princesses and cats (oh my!) and many more made an appearance to everyone’s delight.
Upon arriving, everybody got a bingo sheet showing all the fun things available to do at the museum! There was a photo booth where patrons could pose with real bones and skulls and claws, resulting in some rather unique family photos. Afterwards, they could wander the museum looking for the skulls and pumpkins that were hidden throughout the exhibits.
They were also invited to visit our craft room and curiosity carts, where either Candace and Vanessa helped them to make spooky scary fridge magnets to take home with them or Radagast the Brown taught them about spiders and owls and other frightful animals that sometimes go bump in the dark! The curiosity cart also showcased a live tarantula and a real black widow, who luckily didn’t lose any more husbands that night.
Anyone listening during the event could also hear the announcements about our spooky spectacular shows being held down in the basement auditorium. During one of three times, patrons could go down and learn about the most terrifyingly awesome animals there are in nature, featuring another one of the Bean Museum’s very own tarantulas! Screams and a good time were to be had by anyone who enjoys an adrenaline rush.
Once someone got a bingo, they could take it to the prize table. There, they could spin the prize wheel and earn sea shells, small animal toys, or reusable shopping bags. No matter what they won, everyone left with a smile and we can’t wait to see them again next year!
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