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The Original Halloween SpookTacular The Woodlands Children’s Museum Hosts the Ultimate, Not Scary Halloween Party


The Original Halloween SpookTacular

The Woodlands Children’s Museum Hosts the Ultimate, Not Scary Halloween Party

Friday, Oct. 31


THE WOODLANDS, TX – October 7, 2014 – Looking for a great place to take your little ghouls, goblins, princesses and fairies this Halloween?


The Woodlands Children’s Museum is preparing the ultimate party – without anything scary.


The museum will be closed during the day on Friday, Oct. 31 to prepare for the popular event.


Then, at 4 p.m., staff will unveil the many child-friendly games, art projects and activities awaiting guests. Games will include Pin-the-Bowtie on the Skeleton, Dodging Donuts, Monster Ring Toss, Slimy Science and more.


Children will delight in the Halloween gross-out sensory area and explore the bone dig.


Alden Bridge Pediatric Dentistry and Urgent Care for Kids are serving as co-sponsors for the event. Kiwanis will be selling pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks.


Angela Colton, executive director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum, said the museum staff looks forward to hosting the SpookTacular each year.


“We go all out for Halloween,” she said. “It’s a holiday that presents some of the best opportunities to engage children in creative play – it’s all about costumes, acting, storytelling and art. And, of course, it’s so much safer than trying to navigate the streets at dusk.”


Costumes are encouraged. Admission to the Original Halloween SpookTacular Monster Mash Party for children is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Adult admission is $1. Presale tickets are available.


Recommended for ages 7 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, in The Woodlands, 77381, the museum has a full calendar of exciting activities. Daily Admission is $5 per person 2 years and older. Admission is free for children under 2 and museum members. To learn more, visit or call 281-465-0955.


About The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and exciting children and their families in lifelong learning and discovery. The Museum also provides multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences encouraging children to celebrate and embrace cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Year-round, hands-on activities – from reading and art to science and magic –are all intended to make a positive difference in the life of a child. The museum also offers free admission to military personnel and their families and is a proud member of the Blue Star Museums program.


Attached photo courtesy of The Woodlands Children’s Museum.


Media Contacts:

Susan Love Fitts Communications


Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825


Lindsay Peyton, 281-636-1361



Sidebar Option:

Before visiting the museum, there are a number of ways to get into the Halloween spirit at home – and also provide an educational opportunity for your child:

1. Discover facts about culture and history. Teach your child the history of Halloween. Driving with your children running errands or heading to their extra-curricular activity is the perfect opportunity to tell the story of early England, when Druids celebrated their New Year’s Eve on Oct. 31 or to the early Christian holiday of All Hallow’s Eve, when people dressed in masks and costumes meant to represent the saints. Harvest festivals also became a part of Halloween traditions over time.

2. Explore costumes and characters.  Costumes are a great tool to help children immerse themselves into the world of their imaginations. When they get in character, children often lose inhibitions and explore their emotions and identities. Ask your child about characters they would like to dress-up as for Halloween, and then ask them to imagine scenarios in which that character might exist. Remember, costumes do not have to be relegated to Oct. 31. Why not enjoy that Halloween costume all month long – and then create a trunk that can be opened throughout the year?

3. Use Halloween as a creative prompt. Create a list of spooky words and ask children to write a story using as many as they can. Or place the words in a hat and have children draw a couple words to use as a writing prompt. Use Halloween to inspire an art project. Children can draw their costume ideas, sketch ideas for pumpkins for parents to carve or create three-dimensional haunted house dioramas. There are thousands of art project ideas online. Search for a few ideas, get out the art supplies and hit the drawing board.

4. Read and discuss. There are several great Halloween classics that can be found in the library – stories for all ages about pumpkin patches, werewolves and witches. Parents should read books first to make sure they are not too frightening for their child’s age group. Halloween can also be a good time to discuss fear and how a child can overcome what scares them – which can be the beginning discussion of an important life lesson!

Remember that creative play is one of the best ways to build cognitive, social and language skills….and bring out the child in YOU.  As Halloween approaches, encourage your child to take time out for imaginary games and artistic exploration.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280

The Woodlands, Texas 77381